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Mason, Lee L.; Perales, Jessica; Gallegos, Eric – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
In this paper, we address the shortage of behavior analysts serving rural communities and outline a model of service delivery for rural students with autism spectrum disorders. The model involves the use of pre-service behavior analysts to provide behavioral intervention to students with ASD in exchange for district-supported training and…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Delivery Systems, Related Services (Special Education)
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Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; McCormick, Katherine M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
The United States is becoming increasingly diverse with the largest growth in Hispanic populations. Diversity also is increasing in rural America. This diversity is reflected in the participants in early care and education programs and K-12 students. Unfortunately, demographics for college and university teacher education programs do not match…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas
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McLaren, Elizabeth; Rutland, Julie Harp – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
National shortages of qualified personnel in the field of early childhood special education are well documented, with shortages magnified in regions characterized by poverty and rural geography. This article provides an overview of the challenges faced and innovations implemented by an alternate-track, personnel preparation program in Appalachian…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Teacher Shortage, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Hudson, Tina M.; Knight, Victoria; Collins, Belva C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This article provides an overview of the planning and instructional delivery of a course in Applied Behavior Analysis using Adobe Connect Pro™. A description of software features used by course instructors is provided along with how each feature compares to resources found to deliver instruction in a traditional classroom setting. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Computer Software, Graduate Study, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Butera, Gretchen; Maughan, George – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2001
Child development happens within the social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic contexts of a particular place, but researchers and policy makers describe best practice in the field as if one size fits all. An early interventionist's experience illustrates how ruralness and community characteristics impact practice. Collaboration…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Caregivers, Community Characteristics, Context Effect
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Collins, Belva C.; Schuster, John W. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2001
The history of rural special education delivery and teacher education in Appalachia over the last four decades is traced. Much progress has been made, but rural regions still have a shortage of special education teacher educators, certified personnel, employment opportunities for students with disabilities, and distance education capabilities. A…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Change
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Zeph, Lucille A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1991
Describes six rural service delivery models that place severely disabled students in regular classrooms: team teaching, pairing regular and special education teachers; parallel teaching by special educators within regular classrooms; regular classroom base with in-class or separate tutorial; regular classroom placement with dual-certified teacher…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Incidence Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Farmer, Stephen – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1996
A three-year summers-only master of arts degree program in speech language pathology (SLP) at New Mexico State University allows speech language pathologists working in rural schools to obtain their master's degree and fulfill state waiver requirements. Program addresses educational needs of nontraditional graduate students and improves the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities
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Zambone, Alana M.; Suarez, Stephanie Cox – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1996
The community-based rehabilitation model has successfully trained community members in rural areas of Asia, Africa, and Latin America to deliver educational and rehabilitation services to disabled individuals and their families. Practices applicable to improving educational and rehabilitation services in the United States involve staff…
Descriptors: Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Community Involvement, Community Resources, Delivery Systems
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Markve, Robert; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1992
Existing models of supported employment (individual placement, mobile crew, enclave, and benchwork models) have limited utility in rural areas. The Black Hills Special Services Cooperative (Sturgis, South Dakota) developed an entrepreneurial model that addresses the lack of rural employers and transportation problems by creating new businesses…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship
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Sebastian, Joan; McDonnell, John – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1995
Strategies for educating students with low-incidence disabilities in rural schools include inclusion, peer- and community-referenced curriculum, student-centered educational planning, instruction in actual performance settings, positive behavioral support, and transdisciplinary teams. In Utah, the state office of education, universities, and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs
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Albers, Amy E.; Eagen, Carol S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1988
Describes transdisciplinary (TD) team model as holistic approach for identifying and educating young migrant students with special needs. Describes differences between TD and multidisciplinary team models. Describes half-day TD assessment of child. Assesses TD approach regarding student needs, staff training, ongoing staff development, and child…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach
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Thompson, Marie D.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Designed for rural areas in Washington state, the Early Childhood Home Instruction Program for Young Hearing Impaired Children (ECHI) provides an opportunity for hearing-impaired children and their families to receive individual training, acquire information, address concerns, and promote child development within the familiar surroundings of their…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Early Experience, Family Involvement, Handicap Identification
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Jelinek, Janis A.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes the Wyoming Infant Stimulation Program (WISP) and its numerous collaborative activities with federal, state, and local agencies including the Agricultural Extension Service and maternal and child health programs. Notes that successful collaboration was informal and involved cooperation on specific, discrete joint projects responding to…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems
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Clark, Thomas C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
The Sensory Impaired Home Intervention (SKI*HI) Model provides services for rural, hearing impaired children at an average annual cost of $1,400 per child. Weekly home visits are provided by nearby or local part time parent advisors, thus minimizing travel costs and eliminating employment problems associated with long travel hours. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Family Involvement, Hearing Impairments
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