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Alahmari, Adhwaa – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The researcher briefly reviewed the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework and explained how Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, 2004) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) enhanced RtI implementation in general education classrooms. The main focus of this paper is to identify general educators' roles when implementing RtI…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Hill, Doris Adams; Sukbunpant, Sasipin – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The history of special education in the United States and Thailand has followed a similar path in many ways. Both countries made compulsory education mandatory to move in a positive direction in providing special education services to children with disabilities including the provision of services for children with ASD or Autism. In Thailand,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Education, Disabilities
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Zascavage, Victoria Selden; McKenzie, Ginger Kelley; Buot, Max; Woods, Carol; Orton-Gillingham, Fellow – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
This study compared word recognition for words written in a traditional flat font to the same words written in a three-dimensional appearing font determined to create a right hemispheric stimulation. The participants were emergent readers enrolled in Montessori schools in the United States learning to read basic CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant)…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Stimulation, Vowels, Word Recognition
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Loiacono, Vito; Palumbo, Anthony – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Local educational agencies are challenged to teach students classified with autism in general education inclusive settings. Findings of empirical studies have reported many educators lacked the necessary pedagogical coursework and training to meet the instructional needs of these students. Building principals have reported they lacked the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Principals, Elementary Schools
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Simon, Marsha; Black, William R. – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB) require that students with disabilities have equal access to general education curricula and contexts. Florida's Differentiated Accountability Program (DAP) is designed to support educators in meeting IDEA and NCLB…
Descriptors: Evidence, Federal Legislation, Metric System, Disabilities
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Loiacono, Vito; Valenti, Valerie – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The sustained increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become a widespread concern throughout the US as well as globally. Federal mandates (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], 2004; No Child Left Behind [NCLB]) have directed state education departments and local educational…
Descriptors: Intervention, General Education, Federal Legislation, Autism
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Mulholland, Rita; Blecker, Norma – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
Students in a pre-service teacher education course, an overview of special education, were required to interview a parent of a special needs child, as well as a special education teacher as a course assignment. Because most educators have little or no training in family involvement and pre-service teacher training in this area is at best limited,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Education Courses, Family Involvement
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Stauffer, Mary – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
This article describes an unconventional method to teach un-contracted braille reading and writing skills to students who are blind and have additional disabilities. It includes a keyboarding curriculum that focuses on the whole language approach to literacy. A special feature is the keyboard that is adapted with braille symbols. Un-contracted…
Descriptors: Braille, Whole Language Approach, Functional Literacy, Writing Skills
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Loiacono, Vito; Allen, Barton – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
In America, the number of children diagnosed with autism has increased to 1 out of every 150. The current trend in special education appears to support integrated education. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is recognized by many as a very effective instructional methodology in teaching children with autism. Parents are increasingly requesting that…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Federal Legislation, Autism, Special Education Teachers