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Hawkins-Lear, Sarah; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Two case studies were utilized to teach math skills while embedding the constant time delay teaching strategy. The study targeted children who were at risk for having mathematic difficulty in school due to disabilities, socioeconomic status, and living in a rural area. Four 3- to 5-year-old children with disabilities who attended rural inclusive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children, Disabilities, Rural Areas
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Hott, Brittany L.; Dibbs, Rebecca-Anne; Naizer, Gil; Raymond, Lesli; Reid, Campbell C.; Martin, Amelia – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Students with mathematics difficulties and disabilities require evidence-based instructional strategies and interventions to improve their mathematical performance. Dissemination of these practices to teachers in rural settings presents specific challenges, including lack of Internet access, few discretionary resources, and geographic isolation.…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Gosselin, Katrine S.; Sundeen, Todd H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The roles of teachers and related service providers (e.g., speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists) are vital to skill acquisition and meaningful access to the general education curriculum for students who have been identified as having significant or extensive support needs. However, often delivery of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Literacy Education, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Love, Kristen; Mock, Martha – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Students with intellectual disabilities have a unique pathway into college, and for many rural areas, this is a relatively new pathway. The reauthorization of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-315) prioritizes inclusive postsecondary education opportunities with an emphasis on students accessing academic, social, and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Student Attitudes, Rural Education
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Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla; Sigurðardóttir, Zuilma Gabriela – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This study describes the development and evaluation of a behavioral parent training protocol via telecommunication for three parents of preschool children with autism, with limited access to behavioral expertise. A single-subject, multiple baseline experimental design across child behaviors, replicated across parents, was used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Autism, Program Development
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Waldron-Soler, Kathleen M.; Ruby, Susan F.; Chaffin, Jamie M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Since the enactment of Public Law 94-142, school districts have struggled to hire and retain required special education personnel (i.e., special education teachers, school psychologists, and related service providers). Data show that shortages of these qualified personnel are even more magnified in rural school districts. Distance education can…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Models, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists
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Ault, Melinda Jones; Ferguson, Britt Tatman; Berry, Ann B.; Hawkins-Lear, Sarah; Magiera, Kathleen – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Interest in documenting the history and evolution of the American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES), from the perspective of its original members, resulted in distribution of a survey and interviews. The data collected recount the original mission of ACRES and describe the organization's impact over the past 37 years. Overarching themes…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Organizational Development, Organizational Objectives, Rural Education
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Hoffmann, Audrey N.; Bogoev, Bistra K.; Sellers, Tyra P. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Researchers and clinicians have successfully demonstrated the use of telehealth in supporting parents to conduct functional analyses (FAs) and subsequent functional communication training (FCT). We replicated and extended previous research by utilizing telehealth to train an existing Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Behavior Specialist to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Health Services, Intervention, Expertise
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Hudson, Melissa E.; Voytecki, Karen S.; Owens, Tosha L.; Zhang, Guili – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The effects of mixed-reality teaching experiences on participants' perceptions of their classroom management ability are evaluated using a mixed-methods design. Mursion, a technology that enables virtual simulations, is used. Participants include 29 undergraduates pursuing a degree in special education for learners with mild or moderate/severe…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Classroom Techniques, Rural Education
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Lohmann, Marla J.; White, Bushrod; Johnson, Kathy A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
There is a documented shortage of special education teachers nationwide, and many rural school districts report hiring uncertified or temporary teachers to fill the open positions. To meet the needs of rural schools in our state, Colorado Christian University developed an asynchronous online alternative special education teacher certification…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Education, Special Education, Online Courses
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Hager, Karen D.; Fiechtl, Barbara J. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
In this article, we describe the evolution of a statewide alternative teacher preparation program for teachers of students with disabilities and explain current processes to revise and expand the program to increase accessibility to teacher candidates in rural schools. We will identify important features of the program including (a) significant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education, Rural Education, Program Development
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Chamberlin-Kim, Janet; Tarnay, Jennifer; Wells, Jenny C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This investigation used the 7 P's Service Marketing Mix (i.e., product, price, place, promotion, people, physical evidence, and processes) to review development and recruitment strategies of special education alternative teacher preparation programs. Articles published between 1997 and 2018 were reviewed to identify alternative teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Preservice Teacher Education, Marketing, Special Education
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Hollo, Alexandra; Floyd, Kim K.; Brigandi, Carla B. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
National- and state-level education policies are evolving to address teacher shortages that are pervasive across the United States and are particularly problematic in rural special education. In this article, we describe a policy we call "endorsement by exam" in which teachers certified in one subject area can become certified in other…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Special Education, Educational Policy, Teacher Certification
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Ault, Melinda Jones; Spriggs, Amy D.; Bausch, Margaret E.; Courtade, Ginevra R. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The University of Kentucky provides an alternative certification program to prepare teacher candidates in moderate and severe disabilities. Observations occur every semester that candidates are in the 2-year program and must be conducted all across Kentucky, often many miles away from campus. University researchers placed cameras in the classrooms…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Preservice Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Special Education
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Sheehey, Patricia H.; Wells, Jenny C.; Ogata, Veronica F. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
This investigation explored the interactions between paraeducators and the culturally and linguistically diverse families of their students with disabilities. Paraeducators (n = 117) attending a statewide professional development event responded to a questionnaire designed to explore their interactions with diverse parents and families. Results…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teaching Experience, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family School Relationship
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