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Fallon, Lindsay M.; Kurtz, Kathryn D. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Students may benefit from evidence-based interventions to support their classroom learning (Carmago et al., 2016). Additionally, laws and policies, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act (2015) and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (2006), mandate the implementation of evidence-based practices to improve student outcomes in schools.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Behavior, Evidence Based Practice, Program Effectiveness
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Losinski, Mickey; Ennis, Robin Parks – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Childhood cancers are the second leading cause of death among children. Common childhood cancers include leukemia (34%), brain tumors (23%), and lymphomas (12%; Kaatsch, 2010). Fortunately, survival rates related to these diseases have been increasing (Phillips et al., 2015). There are approximately 388,500 survivors of childhood cancers, with…
Descriptors: Cancer, Children, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Blanton, Kimberly; Katsiyannis, Antonis – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Since the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (IDEA's forerunner) in 1975, an important requirement has been Child Find activities. According to Shapiro and Derrington (2004), Child Find is broadly defined as the entire range of activities, including public awareness, identification, referral, eligibility determination, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
Solari, Emily J.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Haring, Christa – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Struggling readers who are in need of Tier 2 supplemental reading instruction within a multitier system of support (MTSS) or a response to intervention are defined as those who are performing in the bottom 20% in reading-related skills as compared with their classroom peers. An MTSS model is a framework for instruction that provides increasing…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students
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Leko, Melinda M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Maximizing the effectiveness of evidence-based practices (EBPs) requires an optimal balance of implementation fidelity and adaptation so EBPs fit local contexts and meet the individual learning needs of students with disabilities. The framework for classifying adaptations presented in this article can help educators make decisions about whether…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Fidelity, Special Needs Students, Media Adaptation
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Weng, Pei-Lin; Savage, Melissa N.; Bouck, Emily C. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Video-based instruction is technology-based instruction delivered through video clips in which a human model demonstrates target behaviors (Rayner, Denholm, & Sigafoos, 2009). It can be used to teach a variety of skills, including social communication and behavioral and functional skills (Cihak & Schrader, 2008). Despite the advantages,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Handheld Devices
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Collier-Meek, Melissa A.; Fallon, Lindsay M.; Sanetti, Lisa M. H.; Maggin, Daniel M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Implementation, or treatment fidelity, is the link between evidence-based interventions and changes in student outcomes. Although higher levels of implementation are generally associated with more efficient improvements in student outcomes, research indicates that many adults struggle to consistently implement student interventions. As school…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Intervention, Feedback (Response)
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Whitby, Peggy J. S.; Marx, Teri; McIntire, Jonathan; Wienke, Wilfred – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Special education teachers have a professional obligation to advocate for students with disabilities to ensure students receive a meaningful, individualized education. However, there are potential risks teachers may face when attempting to advocate. Given that effective strategies for advocacy are not always included in special education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Child Advocacy
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Spaulding, Lucinda S.; Flannagan, Jenny Sue – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
The purpose of this article is to provide special education and general education teachers a framework (DIS[subscript 2]ECT) for teaching science in inclusive settings. DIS2ECT stands for Design (Backwards); Individualization; Scaffolding and Strategies; Experiential learning; Cooperative Learning; and Teamwork. This framework was derived from our…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Special Education
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deFur, Sharon – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Parental involvement and parent-school-community partnerships receive wide acclaim for making a positive difference in the educational and transition outcomes for youth with and without disabilities. Although the impact of parental involvement in education remains undisputed, secondary education traditionally emphasizes the emerging adult…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Disabilities
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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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Hagaman, Jessica L.; Luschen, Kati; Reid, Robert – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Reading problems are one of the most frequent reasons students are referred for special education services and the disparity between students with reading difficulties and those who read successfully appears to be increasing. As a result, there is now an emphasis on early intervention programs such as RTI. In many cases, early intervention in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Special Education Teachers
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Angell, Maureen E.; Stoner, Julia B.; Fulk, Barbara M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Essentially, the goal of the P-16 educational process is to teach students to become self-determined adults. Unfortunately, educational systems sometimes fail in addressing these factors and in educating students with various disabilities in the area of self-determination. In this article, the authors present the major findings that emerged from…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Impairments, Teaching Methods
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Ivey, Julie K.; Ward, A. Kris – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Sibling interactions are challenges that all families face on a daily basis. These interactions are significantly more difficult when one child has autism. With the apparent increase in diagnoses of autism, there are more families each year who are dealing with issues of relationships. Children learn, as part of the growing up experience, how to…
Descriptors: Siblings, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Parenting Styles
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McDowell, Carol – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Music-education majors often struggle when making classroom and curricular modifications for their lesson plans during their university coursework. This article offers behavioral, curricular, environmental, motivational, organizational, and presentational strategies for planning instruction for various disabilities in the music classroom.…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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