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Patterson, Philip D.; Tullis, Lorraine – Preventing School Failure, 2007
Homebound instruction involves the delivery of educational services within a student's home. Examples include academic instruction, speech and language therapy, and physical therapy. Initially seen as a service option for very young or frail children with disabilities, homebound instruction is currently being accessed by a variety of student…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Homebound, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities
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Valore, Thomas G.; Cantrell, Mary Lynn; Cantrell, Robert P. – Preventing School Failure, 2006
Successful transitioning and reintegrating students from alternative programs requires staff to (a) operate from an effective model that includes all stakeholders as participants, (b) follow guidelines that structure the process prior to, during, and at the follow-up stages, and (c) designate staff with responsibility for coordination and…
Descriptors: Social Systems, School Personnel, Public Agencies, Guidelines
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Lehr, Camilla A.; Lange, Cheryl M. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
Drawing from a current study, this article identifies critical issues and challenges for alternative educators and administrators. It contains a list of questions that can be used to identify and address key issues in alternative settings in order to promote successful school experiences for students with and without disabilities. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Salinger, Terry – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article addresses the educational needs of fourth-graders who are having reading difficulties, first by briefly discussing the five research-based components of early reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension), and then by recasting these components in terms of instruction of older, struggling students.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 4, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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Conderman, Greg – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article highlights current thinking and practice regarding the use of student portfolios to document performance of authentic teaching tasks in undergraduate special education teacher education programs. It describes ways to use portfolios for student and program assessment and includes suggestions for overcoming the subjectivity associated…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Disabilities, Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment
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Skinner, Michael E.; Lindstrom, Bobbie D. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This paper discusses strategies for school personnel when preparing students with learning disabilities (LD) for a successful transition from high school to college. Some of the 10 strategies discussed are: teaching students about compensatory strategies; teaching students to self-advocate; teaching students about the law; helping students select…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, High Schools
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Voltz, Deborah L. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article explains the combination of instructional practices called personalized contextual instruction (PCI) and illustrates its implementation by a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a paraprofessional working together in a multiage primary inclusive classroom. The PCI approach incorporates individual learning…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shukla-Mehta, Smita; Albin, Richard W. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
Twelve practical strategies that can be used by classroom teachers to prevent behavioral escalation are discussed, including reinforce calm, know the triggers, pay attention to anything unusual, do not escalate, intervene early, know the function of problem behavior, use extinction wisely, teach prosocial behavior, and teach academic survival…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Margolis, Howard; McCabe, Patrick P. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article explains how teachers can strengthen the self-efficacy of students who are struggling academically and increase their motivation for schoolwork. Instructional principles include linking new work to recent successes, teaching needed learning strategies, reinforcing effort and persistence, stressing peer modeling, and helping students…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Goal Orientation, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Martin, Sylvia S.; Seevers, Randy L. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article provides a guide for planning field trips for educational engagement of all children in early childhood education settings. Based on interviews, environmental assessments, and evaluations of activities, it includes field trip considerations and a field trip planning guide that includes the teacher, the parents, and the field site…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Class Activities, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Weikle, Bobbie; Hadadian, Azar – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article discusses the crucial role assistive technology can play in ensuring that preschool children with disabilities become literate members of communities along with their typically developing peers. It provides practical recommendations to enable parents and professionals to enhance their literacy-related activities using assistive…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Emergent Literacy, High Risk Students
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George, Heather Peshak; Harrower, Joshua K.; Knoster, Tim – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article describes the following steps for developing and implementing system-wide behavior support: establishing a foundation for collaboration; building faculty involvement; establishing a data-based decision-making system, brainstorming and selecting strategies within an action planning process; implementing a school-wide program through an…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Standards, Data Collection, Decision Making
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Martin, Emma J.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article presents seven steps to facilitate effective communication between schools and parents with the explanation of each step followed by an example of its application with a hypothetical student and his family. Steps include: assign a facilitator; acknowledge accomplishments; meet routine; establish predictability; keep it simple; make…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
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Muscott, Howard S. – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article offers five guidelines for creating exceptional partnerships between special educators and families including: family-centered practices, respecting the uniqueness of families, understanding the coping stages of families of a child with a disability, understanding ways in which families match strategies and resources, and family…
Descriptors: Coping, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment
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Dodd-Murphy, Jeanne; Mamlin, Nancy – Preventing School Failure, 2002
This article explains minimal hearing loss in children and implications for the regular classroom setting. It describes audiograms and discusses developmental effects of minimal hearing loss, identification of minimal hearing loss, intervention, environmental modifications, and teacher strategies. Emphasis is on accommodations that can be provided…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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