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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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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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Kilanowski-Press, Lisa; Foote, Chandra J.; Rinaldo, Vince J. – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
This study investigates the current state of inclusion practices in general education classrooms via survey of 71 inclusion teachers currently serving as special educators across the state of New York. Specifically, small group instruction, co-teaching, one-to-one instruction, and planning support are explored in relationship to class size, number…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, General Education, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Experience
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West, Sara C.; Kaniok, Przemyslaw – International Journal of Special Education, 2009
The article relates to the author's former experiences gained during the work with individuals with developmental disabilities at the Association for the Help of Retarded Children, Nassau Chapter in New York State in the United States (US), as well as with autistic children at the Loddon School in Hampshire County in the United Kingdom (UK).…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Prevention, Methods, Mental Retardation
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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
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Wolf, Tera L.; McLaughlin, T. F.; Williams, Randy Lee – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
The present paper reviews the literature regarding time-out interventions employed in home, school, and clinical settings. Characteristics examined include types of time-out, populations and settings, legal implications, and research implications. Policy recommendations for teachers, parents, and clinicians regarding time-out interventions are…
Descriptors: Timeout, Discipline Policy, Behavior Disorders, Intervention