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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; McQueston, Jessica A.; McCabe, Katie M.; Johnston, Russell; Toews, Samantha Gross – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Supplementary aids and services (SAS) have been a provision in special education law since PL 94-142, however, almost no guidance has been provided to help teams make decisions about their appropriate selection and use. In this exploratory study, we explore the types of SAS selected for students with significant support needs using a conventional…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Special Education
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Qiu, Jia; Barton, Erin E.; Choi, Gounah – Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of the system of least prompts (SLP) for increasing the levels of play behaviors in four young children with disabilities. A multiple probe across participants' single case research design was used to examine the relation between SLP and child-targeted behaviors. The results demonstrated that…
Descriptors: Prompting, Play, Young Children, Disabilities
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Fisher, Larry B.; Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Anderson, Kelly M.; Brosh, Chelsi R.; Robertson, Colleen E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Conducting and supporting scientifically valid research activities and implementing evidence-based practices have driven recent hopes and efforts to achieve better outcomes for all students. In the context of ongoing internal review and continuous improvement, we were interested in how this evolution was reflected in empirical studies published in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Uitto, Denise J.; Reinfelds, Claudia L.; D'Agostino, Sophia – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Paraprofessional training is essential for high quality special education services. Yet, educators may struggle to select appropriate materials for paraprofessional training. A review was conducted of 26 paraprofessional training materials using a rubric designed to evaluate the alignment with federal legislation and professional standards, and…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Professional Training, Special Education, Staff Development
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Losinski, Mickey L.; Ennis, Robin P.; Sanders, Sara A.; Nelson, Jessica A. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Math outcomes for students with disabilities, in particular students with emotional disturbance (ED), are bleak, warranting intervention strategies that have research to support their utility. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the literature of math interventions used with students with ED to improve math outcome variables. Our…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Evidence Based Practice, Mathematics Education, Intervention
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Johnson, Evelyn S.; Zheng, Yuzhu; Crawford, Angela R.; Moylan, Laura A. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
In this study, we developed an Explicit Instruction special education teacher observation rubric that details the elements of explicit instruction and tested its psychometric properties using many-facet Rasch measurement (MFRM). Video observations of classroom instruction from 30 special education teachers across three states were collected.…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics, Special Education Teachers
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Choi, Jeong Hoon; McCart, Amy B.; Hicks, Tyler A.; Sailor, Wayne – Journal of Special Education, 2019
The present study investigated relationships among technical assistance, school leadership quality, and multitiered system of support (MTSS) implementation. The findings indicated technical assistance improved school leadership quality, and improved leadership significantly mediated the relationship between technical assistance and MTSS…
Descriptors: School Administration, Technical Assistance, Leadership Effectiveness, Equal Education
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Thompson, Julie L.; Plavnick, Joshua B.; Skibbe, Lori E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
E-books may be particularly useful for differentiating instruction across a wide range of learners including those with autism spectrum disorder who are minimally verbal (MV-ASD). But the extent to which children with MV-ASD benefit from e-book instruction is unknown. Using eye-tracking equipment and software, we measured the duration of attention…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Eye Movements, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Morin, Kristi L.; Ganz, Jennifer B.; Vannest, Kimberly J.; Haas, April N.; Nagro, Sarah A.; Peltier, Corey J.; Fuller, Marcus C.; Ura, Sara K. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Studies using video analysis are being reported more frequently in the literature. Although the body of research suggests that video analysis is effective for changing educators' instructional practices, questions regarding for whom and under what circumstances it is most effective still remain. This meta-analysis reports on the overall…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Video Technology, Teacher Characteristics
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Shepley, Sally B.; Spriggs, Amy D.; Samudre, Mark D.; Sartini, Emily C. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
This study evaluated the effects of progressive time delay (PTD) to teach four elementary students with intellectual disability on how to self-instruct using a video activity schedule. A single-case multiple probe across participants design with a multiple probe across environments design for each participant was used to assess the generalization…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Video Technology, Intellectual Disability
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Makela, Marnie L.; Pei, Jacqueline R.; Kerns, Kimberly A.; MacSween, Jennifer V.; Kapasi, Aamena; Rasmussen, Carmen – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Metacognitive training is an emerging cognitive intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) that teaches children to think about their thinking and use strategies to improve learning and regulation. We investigated how children with FASD acquired metacognitive strategies during a computerized intervention delivered in a…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Intervention
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Rittenhouse-Cea, Holly; Cho, Su-Je – Journal of Special Education, 2019
This study evaluated the effects of a training package on the implementation of incidental teaching by instructors and on targeted initiations of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Four instructors were introduced to incidental teaching through a 1-hr individualized training session. Specific feedback was provided for each incidental…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Training, Faculty Development
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Hansen, Sarah G.; Raulston, Tracy J.; Machalicek, Wendy; Frantz, Rebecca; Drew, Christine; Erturk, Buket; Squires, Jane – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities are at risk of isolation from same-aged peers. Furthermore, research indicates that even in inclusive settings, children with ASD benefit from targeted interventions and support. Among the social communication skills that are frequently absent in children with ASD is…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attention
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Telesman, Alana Oif; Konrad, Moira; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Gardner, Ralph, III; Council, Morris, III – Journal of Special Education, 2019
This study sought to examine the effectiveness of Reading RACES (RR), a computer program designed to deliver a repeated reading intervention with culturally relevant passages. Specifically, this study examined the effects of RR on the oral reading fluency (ORF) and comprehension gains for first-grade learners in an urban setting and whether these…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, African American Students
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Elliott, Stephen N.; Kurz, Alexander; Yel, Nedim – Journal of Special Education, 2019
State accountability systems assume standards based instruction and test content are highly aligned and opportunities to learn the content exist equally for all students. This alignment between content taught and tested is important to understand achievement, yet it is rarely examined. Teachers from Grades 3 to 8 participated along with students…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Test Preparation, Mathematics Tests, Students with Disabilities
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