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Johnson, Jerry; Ohlson, Matthew A.; Shope, Shane – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this descriptive and comparative study, we present results highlighting the complexity and scope of the challenges facing rural districts as they navigate the changing demographics of the students and families they serve. Rapid increases in the number and concentration of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in rural areas…
Descriptors: Demography, Social Change, Population Trends, Rural Areas
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Ault, Melinda Jones; Bausch, Margaret E.; Mclaren, Elizabeth M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
Little is known about the implementation of assistive technology (AT) services for students in rural areas. This study investigated the AT service delivery in 10 rural districts across six states. The results indicated that students use AT across functional areas, but considerably fewer number of devices than do those not living in rural areas. AT…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Delivery Systems, Assistive Technology, Special Education
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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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Collet-Klingenberg, Lana L.; Kolb, Sharon M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
In a study that examined transition services for students with disabilities aged 18-21 years in the state of Wisconsin, respondents completed and returned 231 surveys. Survey data indicated that 50% of respondents lived in rural communities. The authors analyzed data for participant perspectives on components of transition planning in the areas of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Transitional Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Curriculum Development
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Beloin, Kim S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1998
Describes inclusive practices in four small, rural Wisconsin schools. These models focus on scheduling for cross-categorical programming, including students with challenging behaviors, coteaching, and practicing inclusion in high school. Includes philosophy of inclusion and program features for each model. Contains 24 references. (SAS)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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Spruill, Jo Anna; Kallio, Matthew – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Examines the transition of youth with disabilities from high school to employment in 15 small rural Wisconsin school districts. Focuses on educational practices and employment outcomes. Program strengths included exposing students to a formal career curriculum, developing a student career plan, and incorporating vocational and career education…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
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Lombard, Richard C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Describes an interdisciplinary transition model currently used in rural Wisconsin for special needs students that links vocational assessment, Individualized Education Plan development, program placement, instructional support, exit transition conferences, and postschool followup. Stresses collaboration among students, parents, educators, and…
Descriptors: Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, High School Students