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Commisso, Colleen E.; Gaier, Kelsey; Kern, Lee; Majeika, Caitlyn E.; Van Camp, Alyssa M.; Wehby, Joseph H.; Kelly, Samantha – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Multi-tiered systems of support are frequently used in school settings because of their efficiency and effectiveness (McIntosh & Goodman, 2016). The rationale for multi-tiered systems of support is to provide early and systematic intervention to all students with increasing intensity of intervention provided as needed (Sugai & Horner,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, Outcomes of Treatment, Behavior Problems
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Mahoney, Michael W. M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
An increasing number of students with ASD receive special education services within secondary general education settings (Snyder, de Brey, & Dillow, 2018). Given that secondary teachers instruct multiple classes throughout the day, it is becoming more likely that general educators will have students with ASD in their classes and be responsible…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods
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Bambara, Linda M.; Thomas, Amanda; Chovanes, Jacquelyn; Cole, Christine L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience conversational or pragmatic language difficulties which can interfere with reciprocal and sustained social interactions with peers (Paul, Orlovski, Marcinko, & Volkmar, 2009). Peer mediated intervention (PMI), in which typical peers serve as mentors, is emerging as an effective high…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
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Walker, Jennifer D.; Barry, Colleen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Social skills instruction (SSI) provides a promising avenue for teaching and promoting positive social interactions to students with high-incidence disabilities. Within SSI, a distinction can be made between social skills and social competence. Social skills are specific behaviors one must perform correctly within a specific social context or…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Social Development, Interaction
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Hirsch, Shanna E.; Bruhn, Allison L.; Lloyd, John Wills; Katsiyannis, Antonis – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
There is substantial empirical evidence that the Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) process is an effective means to reduce student problem behavior and increase desirable behaviors (e.g., What Works Clearinghouse, 2016). The use of an FBA as the basis for a behavior intervention plan (BIP) has been a requirement for certain disciplinary…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Barriers, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Student Behavior
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Perle, Jonathan G. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
A teacher serves many important roles within a classroom, including an educator and a manager of child behavior. Inattention, overactivity, and noncompliance have long been cited as some of the most common areas of reported difficulty for schools (Axelrod & Zank, 2012; Goldstein, 1995). The evidence-based practice of positive attending (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Positive Behavior Supports, Evidence Based Practice
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Wehby, Joseph H.; Kern, Lee – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
This article describes intensive behavior intervention that is used with students who have behavioural difficulties. Joseph H. Wehby and Lee Kern report on 35 years of research in this area and note two conclusions: (1) Students with significant behavioral difficulties, including those with emotional disturbance (ED), have among the poorest social…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Teacher Qualifications
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Sartini, Emily C.; Knight, Victoria F.; Collins, Belva C. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Many students with complex disabilities (e.g., moderate and severe disabilities, autism spectrum disorder) require explicit instruction in social skills in order to respond to and initiate interaction with their peers. This article reviews the research on developing social skills groups to teach peer interactions for students with complex special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Autism, Social Support Groups, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Hart, Juliet E.; Malian, Ida; McDonald, Joan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to support school professionals in their work with parents as they meet IDEA (2004) requirements during IEP meetings. The authors share tools to help recognize when IDEA principles are violated and provide alternative responses that school professionals and parents can offer. Definitions and brief explanations of the…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Advocacy, Educational Principles
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Boden, Lauren J.; Ennis, Robin P.; Jolivette, Kristine – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Check in/check out (CICO) is a secondary-tier intervention implemented within the framework of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) that uses school-based contingencies to encourage positive behavior. CICO is a five-step cycle which uses daily progress report cards (DPR) to monitor progress toward schoolwide or…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Contained Classrooms, Intervention, Models
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King, Amie M.; Fahsl, Allison J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Children with complex and severe communication impairments often cannot meet their communication needs with their natural voice and may require the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). There are many communication and learning challenges facing children who use AAC; however, using AAC for social communication is especially…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Children, Communication Problems
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Schilling, Ethan J.; Getch, Yvette Q. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by a blow to the head or other penetrating head injury resulting in impairment of the brain's functioning. Despite the high incidence of TBI in adolescents, many educators still consider TBI to be a low-incidence disability. In addition, school personnel often report receiving little to no pre-service…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Brain, Incidence, Head Injuries
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Ganz, Jennifer B.; Earles-Vollrath, Theresa L.; Cook, Katherine E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Visually based interventions such as video modeling have been demonstrated to be effective with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This approach has wide utility, is appropriate for use with students of a range of ages and abilities, promotes independent functioning, and can be used to address numerous learner objectives, including…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Intervention, Autism, Role Models
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Ogilvie, Christine R. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), impairments in social skills can impact interactions with peers, family members, and the world. Impairments in social skills vary from person to person, and may include lack of eye contact, limited affect, or nonexistent verbal communication. One strategy for teaching social skills to children with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Mentors, Autism
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Xin, Joy F.; Sutman, Frank X. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) typically display great difficulties in social-communication and interaction skills. Their difficulties with communication skills can impede their social interactions with both peers and adults. Thus, an important goal of interventions for children with ASD is to better ensure their social…
Descriptors: Socialization, Autism, Computer Uses in Education, Special Education Teachers
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