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Lynch, Jeremy M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2016
Instructional leaders must be proficient in their knowledge of effective instructional strategies in order foster an environment that uses what has been identified as "best-practice" for students with disabilities. This role is critical in rural school systems where principals take on more responsibility and the ability to employ highly…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Principals, Middle School Students, Case Studies
Hitchcock, Caryl H.; Rao, Kavita; Chang, Chuan Chinn; Yuen, Joann W. L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2016
TeenACE for Science (TAS) is a writing intervention that combines components of Multimedia Technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) to help students develop expository writing skills in science. This developmental study examined the effect of the TAS intervention with two groups of culturally…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Intervention
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Vasquez, Eleazar, III; Nagendran, Arjun; Welch, Gregory F.; Marino, Matthew T.; Hughes, Darin E.; Koch, Aaron; Delisio, Lauren – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show varying levels of impairment in social skills situations. Interventions have been developed utilizing virtual environments (VEs) to teach and improve social skills. This article presents a systematic literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles focusing on social interventions in VEs…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Virtual Classrooms, Disabilities, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Swindlehurst, Kelly; Shepherd, Katharine; Salembier, George; Hurley, Sean – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a framework schools can use to organize curriculum, instruction, and assessment so all students are screened on a regular basis and those who are at-risk for not meeting standards are provided with appropriate interventions (Batsche, Kavale, & Kovaleski, 2006). This paper explored the quantitative findings…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Principals, Administrator Surveys, School Districts
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Magiera, Kathleen; Geraci, Laura M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
In this paper, we describe a rural school-university 22 year partnership. The partnership serves students with disabilities and students at-risk for being classified with a disability. Despite personnel changes, the undergraduate teacher candidates have consistently provided intense instruction to their assigned students. Electronic surveys were…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Rural Schools, Universities, College School Cooperation
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Fitzgerald, Carrie B.; Geraci, Laura M.; Swanson, Michelle – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
Many educators struggle with the challenges of effective behavior management. In rural schools, this frequently means that educators are struggling to do more, with little or no additional resources. Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is one approach to proactive behavior management. In order to facilitate PBIS in a regional…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Positive Behavior Supports, Program Implementation, College School Cooperation
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Shippen, Margaret E.; Miller, Alan; Patterson, DaShaunda; Houchins, David E.; Darch, Craig B. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
Addressing the reading needs of adolescent learners living in rural areas may create challenges for teachers and administrators in the age of accountability. This study addressed this issue by implementing two explicit instructional approaches with struggling adolescent readers (n = 49) in a rural middle school in the southeastern United States.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescents, Rural Schools, Reading Improvement
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Darch, Craig; Shippen, Margaret E.; Darch, Eric; Patterson, DaShaunda; Massey, Cynthia – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
The roles and responsibilities of school counselors who serve in rural settings have increased dramatically over the years. One new aspect of the school counselor's role is to provide inservice/preservice training for teachers and school staff. With the increasing numbers of paraprofessionals now working in the schools, there is a need to provide…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Rural Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Technical Assistance
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Boswell, M. Alison; Knight, Victoria; Spriggs, Amy D. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
This investigation used an ABAB withdrawal design to determine the effect of self-monitoring using the MotivAider® (MotivAider, 2000) on percentage of intervals of on-task behavior by an 11-year old male with a moderate intellectual disability who attended a rural middle school. The MotivAider® is a small device, the size of a pager, which can be…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Task Analysis, Self Management
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Collet-Klingenberg, Lana; Neitzel, Jen; LaBerge, Julie – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Teaching staff at a rural middle school, with support from the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC-ASD), implemented a peer-mediated intervention. This program involved 4 learners with ASD and 18 typical peers divided into three groups that met over a semester as typical peers were taught about social skills…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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Wells, Jenny C.; Sheehey, Patricia H.; Moore, Amy N. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This article describes the impact of a MAPS process on team member agreement on postsecondary expectations and goals for a middle school student with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a rural area. The results revealed similarities and differences in the beliefs and expectations of the participants on the transition team and that the MAPS approach…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Rural Schools, Academic Aspiration, Expectation
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Landers, Eric; Servilio, Kathryn L.; Alter, Peter; Haydon, Todd – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
Disrespect is an ambiguous term that has been shown to be predictive of emotional exhaustion and burnout of teachers. This study examined 120 rural teachers' definition of disrespect. Seventeen different definitions of disrespect emerged from the data. Implications of identifying these definitions are discussed as well as how researchers can…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Definitions, Teacher Surveys
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Smoot, Sharene L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
Teachers in rural areas are finding that more and more special needs children are being included in their K-12 classrooms to comply with the mandate for a free and appropriate public education even in isolated small school systems. For students with mild intellectual disabilities (MID) this placement is meant to accomplish both the academic and…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Inclusion, Rural Areas, Interpersonal Competence
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Patti, Angela L.; Miller, Kevin J. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
Educational teams often are faced with the task of developing and implementing Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) for students who present challenging and/or disruptive behaviors. This article describes the steps used to develop and implement a self-monitoring BIP that incorporated an innovative software system, iKidTools™. An authentic case…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Planning, Behavior Problems, Computer Software