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Sharing Expository Texts with Preschool Children in Special Education

The authors point out that although a general limited availability of expository texts currently exists in preschool special education classrooms, expository texts offer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) a rich context for addressing the language goals of preschool children with language impairment … Continue reading

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From Research to Reality: Use of literacy-based targets in Speech-Language Therapy and Special Education Classrooms

Children with language impairment (LI) are at substantial risk for short and long term delays in reading development. This fact is neither surprising nor new information, as language and literacy skills have been shown to be highly correlated. Empirical evidence … Continue reading

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Growth on Oral Reading Fluency Measures as a Function of Special Education and Measurement Sufficiency

The authors observe that for 30 years, researchers have investigated oral reading fluency as a measure of growth in reading proficiency. Yet, little research has been done with these measures in the context of progress monitoring in Tier 2 systems. … Continue reading

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Examining the Use of Classroom Observations in the Evaluation of Special Education Teachers

A primary focus of recent educational policymaking has been on improving measures of teaching effectiveness, attributable in part to recent federal policies such as the Race to the Top initiative and Investing in Innovation. To date, neither researchers nor practitioners … Continue reading

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Bullying and students with disabilities – Strategies and techniques to create a safe learning environment for all

This new work contains eight chapters/subjects focused on bullying and students with disabilities: What is bullying, Why are students with disabilities targeted, How to identify bullies and their victims, creating a school-wide program, What every teacher must do, What every … Continue reading

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Disseminating Evidence-Based Practices in Secondary Transition

The authors discuss methods for disseminating and implementing the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center evidence-based practices for teaching secondary students with disabilities. Mustain, April, Mazzotti, Valerie L., and Test, David W. (2013). Disseminating Evidence-Based Practices in Secondary Transition. Journal … Continue reading

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Transition from school to work: where are we and where do we need to go?

This article describes evidence-based transition research highlighting teachers’ classroom need with special emphasis on how research can be useful for them on a day-to-day basis. The author shares six guidelines for helping implement best practices in transition. Wehman, Paul. (2013). … Continue reading

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