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Ludlow, Barbara L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
Virtual reality is an emerging technology that has resulted in rapid expansion in the development of virtual immersive environments for use as educational simulations in schools, colleges and universities. This article presents an overview of virtual reality, describes a number of applications currently being used by special educators for…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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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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Donne, Vicki – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
This systematic review of the literature provides a synthesis of research on the use of technology to support sign language. Background research on the use of sign language with students who are deaf/hard of hearing and students with low incidence disabilities, such as autism, intellectual disability, or communication disorders is provided. The…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Partial Hearing, Deafness
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Vasquez, Eleazar, III; Serianni, Barbara A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This review of literature highlights the empirical work to date in the area of K-12 distance education and online learning. While research indicates that distance and online learning can be equally effective as compared to more traditional learning environments for many students, there is little empirical evidence to suggest that previously…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities
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Suppo, Jennifer; Floyd, Kim – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
The purpose of this review was to examine the literature on parent training for parents of children with autism. Families with a child diagnosed with autism often face a discrepancy between their need for services and the availability of services either because they live in geographically distant areas or because they are on a long wait list for…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Education, Literature Reviews
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Schroth, Gwen; Pankake, Anita; Fullwood, Harry; Gates, Gordon – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2001
A review of rural and urban demographics reveals that rural areas are experiencing increasing diversity in their student population, decreasing sense of community, and increasing similarity to the challenges faced by urban and suburban schools. As the distinctions between urban and rural areas become less pronounced, will the benefits of rural…
Descriptors: Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), High Risk Students
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Ludlow, Barbara L.; Brannan, Sara A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1999
The use of distance education for rural personnel preparation in special education and disability services was examined in the literature on 32 programs. The programs tended to have a narrow focus on graduate education in low-incidence disabilities; needed external support due to high costs; and had demonstrated sustainability. Emerging trends are…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara; Hayes, P. Lynn – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Most students who are deaf or hard of hearing do not read proficiently. When adults read regularly to these students, the students' language and literacy abilities improve. Ten essential practices for adults to use when reading aloud are presented with examples. Also included are activities in which students read to adults. Contains 24 references.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Learning Activities
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Paez, Doris; Rhodes, Robert – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1998
Describes unique aspects of rural provision of school psychological services. Discusses strategies within a collaborative consultation model in which the goals (primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention), levels of service (community/school, students, parents, or school personnel), and best approach (direct or indirect) of service delivery are…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation
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Harriman, Nancy – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1998
Discusses the impact of socioeconomic and demographic changes on rural schools and their need for new inclusive strategies. Identifies five principles for planning inclusive strategies: collaboration; family-centered and community-based schooling; programs and learning environments that match student needs; meeting public standards; and…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming
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Amos, Terese Lipinski – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Reviews the literature on psychological and educational assessment of American Indian and Alaska Native children, including the background psychological factors of biological deprivation, motivation, attitudes toward self, and traditional nonformal education. Discusses brain hemispheres, visuospatial skills, otitis media, fetal alcohol syndrome,…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Canada Natives, Children
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Bull, Kay S.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1992
Content analysis of dropout literature, 1984-88, identified school, peer, home/family, and intrapersonal variables related to dropping out, which were used in questionnaire development. The 269 out of 475 randomly selected American Council on Rural Special Education members indicated 11 dropout causes that should be national priorities for…
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Emotional Problems
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Leeper, Linda H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1992
Literature review found approximately 5-9 percent of school children having clinically significant voice disorders that interfere with classroom communication and may be a symptom of underlying illness. However, voice disorders are grossly underidentified and underserved, particularly in rural schools with personnel shortages. Proposes a teacher…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification
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Merrell, Kenneth W.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Focuses on rural service delivery issues common to special education, school psychology, and mental health and outlines training-related solutions. Cautions against simplistic dichotomy of rural versus urban service delivery and professional isolationism. Recommends five skill categories for rural training: generalist training, personal and…
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Psychology
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Berkeley, Terry R.; Bull, Kay S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1995
Summarizes literature regarding the accomplishments and challenges of rural education and rural special education in terms of rural schools and teachers, rural families, and rural communities. Suggests that rural children with disabilities will be well served in the future through additional resources, more professionally trained and qualified…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Resources, Educational Trends
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