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DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.; Blackman, Abigail L.; Erath, Tyler G.; Brand, Denys; Novak, Matthew D. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Failure to provide adequate teacher training related to a specific intervention or approach during consultation may be associated with a host of negative outcomes. Requiring teachers to implement an intervention with little to no training increases the probability that the intervention will not have the intended effect and subsequently will fail…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification
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TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
In fall 2014, the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) Board of Directors approved a proposal from the Professional Standards and Practice Committee (PSPC) to develop a set of high-leverage practices (HLPs) for special education teachers. The CEEDAR Center at the University of Florida, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Best Practices, Teacher Effectiveness
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Griffin, Megan M.; Papay, Clare K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), such as autism spectrum disorder and Down syndrome, have more opportunities to go to college than ever before (Hart, Grigal, & Weir, 2010). Over the last decade, the issue of increasing access to college for students with IDD has gained much national attention, in part due to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Access to Education, Higher Education
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TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) supports educators with disabilities including faculty, teacher candidates, and teachers in classrooms, schools, and institutions of higher education. Many educators with disabilities have learned resiliency, overcoming adversity to succeed academically. However, without appropriate support this is often…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teachers, Professional Associations, Resilience (Psychology)
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Mason-Williams, Loretta; Wasburn-Moses, Leah – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Many special educators seek opportunities to learn more and to make systemwide changes. These educators, however, may not know what else to do or where else to look for answers to challenges they experience within their current roles and settings. Rather than continuing to search for answers within their current position, some special educators…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Interests
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Johnsen, Susan K.; Parker, Sonia L.; Farah, Yara N. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Response to intervention (RTI) was included in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), specifically as part of an assessment process to determine if a child has a disability. Although IDEA's focus is on students with disabilities, 10 states have developed policies that attend to students with gifts and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Federal Legislation
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Connor, David J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Making the transition from high school to college poses challenges for most students. Moving from a secure, regulated world of secondary education into an unfamiliar environment requiring greater independence can be a destabilizing experience. For students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), managing this…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Transitional Programs, College Bound Students
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Grigal, Meg; Dwyre, Amy; Emmett, Joyce; Emmett, Richard – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
This article describes the development and use of a program evaluation tool designed to support self-assessment of college-based dual enrollment transition programs serving students with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 18-21 in college settings. The authors describe the need for such an evaluation tool, outline the areas addressed by…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Service Learning
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Kleinert, Harold L.; Jones, Melissa M.; Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Harp, Beverly; Harrison, Elizabeth M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
In this article we describe the new opportunities for postsecondary education available to students with intellectual disabilities (ID) through the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008. We also identify the importance of these opportunities for students with ID, and key strategies for ensuring that their college experience is an important…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Opportunities, Extracurricular Activities, Career Exploration
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Burden, Robin; Tinnerman, Larry; Lunce, Les; Runshe, Debra – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Balancing the need to prepare pre-service teachers with the skills necessary to effectively participate in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with the constraints of confidentiality as required by law has led one university to develop video scenarios that can be used as teaching tools. Three scenarios have been created, two at the secondary…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Inclusion, Video Technology, Case Studies
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Wenzel, Christine; Rowley, Laura – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
In a study conducted in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the United States is approximately 1 in 150 people. An increase has also been seen in the number of students with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) attending postsecondary education institutions. Because of the rise in numbers of…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Autism, Asperger Syndrome