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Kim, Sunyoung – Exceptionality, 2019
There is a growing need to consider the cultural responsiveness of behavioral interventions for individuals with disabilities, given increasing diversity in the United States. This study examined the effectiveness of peer-mediated pivotal response treatment (PRT) on social behaviors of Korean American children with autism, an understudied yet…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Behavior, Prompting
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Perera-Rodríguez, Víctor-Hugo; Moriña Díez, Anabel – Exceptionality, 2019
This article is based on a previous Spanish study, which aimed to analyze the existence of barriers and aid for 44 students with disabilities enrolled at University. A qualitative methodology was used to collect data. The results analyze both the support and the obstacles provided by new technologies, the opinion students have of technologies in…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Bettini, Elizabeth; Gurel, Sungur; Park, Yujeong; Leite, Walter; McLeskey, James – Exceptionality, 2019
To effectively teach reading to students with and at risk for disabilities, special and general education teachers depend on principals who support effective specialized reading instruction. Yet, extant research indicates that principals have inadequate preparation for supporting specialized instruction. To address this issue, scholars have…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Qualifications, Special Education, At Risk Students
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Shinde, Satomi K.; Maeda, Yukiko – Exceptionality, 2019
Classification changes are common in special education. Using the first four years of the Pre-elementary Education Longitudinal Study data set (N = 3000), we investigated national trends in classification changes among young children with disabilities, the relationship between classification changes and children's demographic information, and the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Change, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Park, Yujeong; Brownell, Mary T.; Bettini, Elizabeth F.; Benedict, Amber E. – Exceptionality, 2019
The purpose of this study was to review and analyze effective classroom reading practices for early graders, using information gathered from the existing content-general and content-specific observation protocols measuring teachers' classroom reading practices. Dimensions and constructs from 28 observation studies were synthesized to identify…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students
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McKinlay, Audrey; Buck, Kimberly – Exceptionality, 2019
Approximately 15% of New Zealand children will experience a traumatic brain injury during their school years. Given that educators play an important role in facilitating the successful school re-entry and recovery of these students, it is paramount that educators have adequate knowledge of childhood traumatic brain injury. This study used an…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Teacher Student Relationship, Reentry Students, Foreign Countries
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Prince, Angela M.T.; Plotner, Anthony J.; Bridges, William C. – Exceptionality, 2019
Postschool outcomes of youth with intellectual disability (ID) continue to trouble practitioners and scholars. The purpose of this study was to analyze postschool engagement outcome data for 360 survey respondents with ID in South Carolina in the areas of employment and postsecondary education/training. Specifically, we examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Intellectual Disability, Employment, Postsecondary Education
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Ellison, Kimberly; Bundy, Myra Beth; Gore, Jon; Wygant, Dustin – Exceptionality, 2019
With the publication of "DSM-5," clinical assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has begun to follow a new dimensional framework which includes new severity specifiers. Little research has explored these severity ratings in comparison to other previously established severity indicators (e.g. "ADOS-2" calibrated severity…
Descriptors: Guides, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Severity (of Disability)
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptionality, 2019
A comprehensive search of the Westlaw case database for the period January 1, 2008 to August 31, 2018 identified 22 court decisions that contained federal civil rights claim rulings specific to the actions of school resource officers in response to the conduct of students with disabilities. Both the quantitative and qualitative results revealed…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Security Personnel, School Personnel, Court Litigation
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Walker, Virginia L.; DeSpain, Stephanie N.; Thompson, James R. – Exceptionality, 2019
The purposes of the study were to assess the effects of an online learning module on the implementation of mand training by a classroom team and determine whether training improved manding for a student with multiple disabilities. The classroom team utilized the Support Needs Assessment and Planning (SNAP) process to identify supports and guide…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ford, Jeremy W.; Hosp, John L. – Exceptionality, 2019
While curriculum-based measurement (CBM) tools for screening decisions in reading, mathematics, and written language have been well examined, tools for use in content areas (e.g., science and social studies) remain in the beginning stages of research. In this study, two alternate forms of a new CBM tool (Statement Verification for Science; SV-S),…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Science Tests, Screening Tests, Grade 7
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Kauffman, James M.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Badar, Jeanmarie; Hallenbeck, Betty A. – Exceptionality, 2019
We suggest that special education could die among common myths about it. That is, special education could cease to exist, at least as we know it, because its true nature and requirements for its functioning are misunderstood. We discuss only 12 common myths about special education, recognizing that there are many more myths and that the ones we…
Descriptors: Special Education, Misconceptions, Educational Change, School Restructuring
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Garwood, Justin D.; Van Loan, Christopher L. – Exceptionality, 2019
Social skills are necessary for success in school as they facilitate peer acceptance and student-teacher relationships and promote academic achievement. One social skills intervention that has received significant attention from researchers and has been endorsed by special education teachers is Social Stories. However, the extant research on this…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Interpersonal Competence, Students with Disabilities, Behavior Disorders
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Root, Jenny R.; Browder, Diane M. – Exceptionality, 2019
Problem solving is an important yet neglected mathematical skill for students with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability (ASD/ID). In addition, the terminology and vocabulary used in mathematical tasks may be unfamiliar to students with ASD/ID. The current study evaluated the effects of modified schema-based instruction (SBI) on the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Algebra, Middle School Students, Autism
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Mckeithan, Glennda K.; Sabornie, Edward J. – Exceptionality, 2019
In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of students with high functioning autism (HFA) enrolled in general education classes. Many of these students struggle with academic and social-behavioral expectations in school, and minimal research is available to educators related to meeting the needs of such students in secondary educational…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusion, Adolescents
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