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Bin Tuwaym, Sultan Turki; Berry, Ann Bassett – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Assistive technology (AT) for students with visual impairments (VI) is an essential part of their educational program. AT allows students to develop skills, engage in the academic environment, and function independently. Despite the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandate for AT as part of a student's Individualized Education…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Assistive Technology, Rural Schools, Teacher Education
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Murry, Francie – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated the positive outcomes of using video self-modeling (VSM) with students with emotional behavior disorders (EBDs). VSM typically refers to teacher-created videos demonstrating desired skills or behaviors where the student is the video model performing the skill at a level higher than his or her typical display. The…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Duppong Hurley, Kristin; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Supporting the needs of youth with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and their families can be challenging in rural settings. Implementing strategies that take into account for and address barriers in rural settings is important. One strategy to improve outcomes for both students with EBD and their families in rural settings is providing…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Barriers
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Scott, Terrance M.; Burt, Jonathan L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Teachers report that students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) present challenges that are among the greatest they face on a daily basis. Research, however, clearly shows that teachers routinely receive little or no training in how to effectively work with students with challenging behaviors. This is particularly frustrating when…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Teacher Role
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Bethune, Keri S.; Kiser, Ansley – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2017
There is a need for both special education teachers and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who are trained to work in rural school settings with students with disabilities and problem behaviors. The specific challenges presented by rural communities, such as diminished access to resources and fewer community partners, can make it difficult…
Descriptors: Special Education, Rural Schools, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems
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Menendez, Anthony L.; Mayton, Michael R.; Yurick, Amanda L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2017
When rural school districts employ Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) to assist in meeting the needs of students with disabilities, it is important that they be aware of the ethical and professional guidelines to which BCBAs are required to adhere. This article describes the role of these guidelines within the practice of BCBAs and presents…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Disabilities, Ethics, Guidelines
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Collins, Belva C.; Leahy, Maria Marsella; Ault, Melinda Jones – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2017
Special education teachers have a unique set of skills and opportunities to become leaders in the field of education. Some rural special education teachers, however, may not see themselves as potential leaders or believe they have opportunities to be leaders. This article provides guidelines for rural special education teachers to consider in…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers, Guidelines
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Rizzi, Gleides A. L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2016
This article provides teachers in rural settings with suggestions on how to engage classroom resource personnel (i.e., volunteers, instructional assistants) in monitoring students' achievement. The target, act, and graph (TAG) strategy offers rural special educators ways to empower classroom resource persons through training and use of the TAG…
Descriptors: Special Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Capacity Building, Empowerment
Bondie, Rhonda – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
Advances in online learning have benefited rural special education teacher preparation programs through increased recruitment, access, and collaboration. This paper describes how additional challenges, such as monitoring teacher candidate use of evidence-based practices, can be addressed through a digital teaching platform. Project REACH online is…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Evidence Based Practice, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers
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Childre, Amy L.; Van Rie, Ginny L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
In order to promote high quality clinical experiences for teacher candidates, one of the recent changes to educator preparation accreditation standards specifically targeted clinical faculty qualifications. Qualified mentor teachers are critical clinical faculty because they serve as the model for training practices for teacher candidates, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Mentors, Teacher Role, Evidence Based Practice
Johnson, Evelyn S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
The Technology Accentuated Teacher Education for Rural Specialists (TATERS) program aimed to: (a) prepare highly qualified special education teachers across a state comprised of more than 70% rural districts, (b) develop a system of support through a mentor network and institutions of higher education collaboration to address the needs of teacher…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Evidence Based Practice
Childre, Amy L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
The shortage of highly qualified special educators is most pronounced in rural schools serving populations characterized by poverty, low achievement, disability, and cultural diversity. The result is often untrained teachers serving students with the greatest education needs. This article describes efforts by a university in rural middle Georgia…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Rural Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Ludlow, Barbara L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
This article explains the process of identifying grant funding sources and writing a grant proposal and attempts to demystify the process as it relates to grant funding in special education and disability services. It offers a series of simple steps to help new or less experienced grant writers in locating funding agencies, reading and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Grantsmanship, Proposal Writing, Special Education
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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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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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