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Courtade, Ginevra R.; Lingo, Amy S.; Whitney, Todd – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of special education and general education teachers working together to develop and implement story-based lessons on the academic engaged time of students with moderate intellectual disability and autism. A multiple probe across participants' design was used to measure teacher implementation of…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Moderate Intellectual Disability
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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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Edwards, Nicole Megan; Gallagher, Peggy A.; Green, Katherine B. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
Despite a Child Find mandate in IDEA, early detection and screening of infants and toddlers with special needs continues to remain an area in need of improvement. The authors sought to better understand existing and proposed outreach initiatives in one state's Part C Early Intervention (EI) program that ranks among the lowest nationally in the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disability Identification, Infants, Toddlers
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Gaumer Erickson, Amy S.; Noonan, Patricia M.; McCall, Zachary – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Retaining teachers and accessing professional development have been long-standing struggles for rural school districts, particularly with respect to teachers with special education endorsements. This study examined the effect of asynchronous online professional development in secondary special education and transition for 86 rural special…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers
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Morewood, Aimee; Condo, Amy – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This case study looks closely at one preservice special education teacher candidate's views on how her coursework, program requirements, and practical experiences influenced her knowledge of teaching. Her perspectives are examined through the research-based frameworks of Hanline (2010), Shulman (1986), and Cochran-Smith and Lytle (1999). These…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Case Studies
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Lynch, Jeremy M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Historically, principals served as disciplinarians and the teachers' boss. Under current federal legislation, principals now must accept the responsibility to manage personnel, funds, and strategic planning. Today's principals also must accept responsibilities associated with being their schools' instructional leaders. As instructional leaders,…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Special Education, Instructional Leadership
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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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Berry, Ann B. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the relationship of work-related support to teacher satisfaction and job commitment for rural special educators. The researcher conducted a phone survey with 203 special education teachers from randomly selected rural districts in 33 states. The results suggest that several key sources of support, such as support from other…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Special Education Teachers, Work Ethic, Work Attitudes
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McClain, Donna; Schmertzing, Lorraine; Schmertzing, Richard – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This instrumental case study used qualitative methods and grounded theory to examine the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) in a rural preschool program. Ten of the preschool staff and eight parents were involved. Other data sources included continuous field notes, memos maintained by the researcher, classroom observations, and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Case Studies
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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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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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Keramidas, Cathy Galyon – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Online coursework is common across the United States, and many institutes of higher education include it in their strategic plans (Allen & Seaman, 2011). Special education has embraced distance education technology--especially personnel preparation programs that are in rural areas and/or prepare teachers who will work in rural areas.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Comparative Analysis, Electronic Learning
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Conroy, Paula Wenner – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
The changes in demographics in the United States are creating challenges in today's schools as more children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds are identified with disabilities and live in rural areas. Collaboration with families is a foundation for the success of all CLD students with disabilities (Harry, 2008). This…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Rural Schools, Special Education, Ethnic Diversity
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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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Alexander, Melina; Williams, Natalie Allen; Nelson, Kristin L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
Supervisors are sometimes assigned to pre-service teachers who are placed in far-away schools, often in rural districts. It can be difficult or impossible for supervisors to observe these teachers enough, or perhaps at all, because of the distance. This article describes a single-subject case study that was conducted with two pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Self Management, Preservice Teachers, Behavior Change
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