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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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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