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Publication date: 2 January 2013

Cynthia G. Simpson, Chad A. Rose and Jeffrey P. Bakken

Students with learning disabilities are a large part of the population of students with disabilities as well as the total student body. In fact, for many students the…

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Students with learning disabilities are a large part of the population of students with disabilities as well as the total student body. In fact, for many students the general education classroom is where most of these students acquire their content knowledge. This, however, is not the only school placement in which students can receive services. This chapter will describe the historical perspectives regarding placement of students with learning disabilities. Next, it will compare the different instructional settings and interventions that have been effective for these individuals. The impact of the individualized education program will be discussed as well as controversial issues regarding the placement of these students. After reading this chapter readers will have a better understanding of placement issues surrounding students with learning disabilities.

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Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with LD
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-426-8

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Publication date: 2 January 2013

Beatriz A. Duarte, Barbara Greybeck and Cynthia G. Simpson

The evaluation of minority children for special education by law should be nondiscriminatory. To be in compliance with federal mandates such as the Individuals with…

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The evaluation of minority children for special education by law should be nondiscriminatory. To be in compliance with federal mandates such as the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and Public Law 94-142, minority children who are also English language learners (ELLs) should be assessed in their native language or other appropriate mode of communication. During assessment, the child's language skills in terms of both Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) and Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) should be considered. Assessments like the Woodcock-Munoz and Student Oral Language Observation Matrix (SOLOM) can be used to determine the child's dominant language and proficiency in both their first (L1) and second (L2) languages. Models such as that proposed by Olvera and Gomez-Cerrillo (2011) which includes procedures for formal and informal assessments, as well as data collection and observation, can help guide a school psychologist or diagnostician when assessing a bilingual child. One main goal of this type of evaluation is to distinguish academic delays caused by a learning disability from those caused by a lack of proficiency in English. Cautions with respect to the testing of ELLs are highlighted.

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Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with LD
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-426-8

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Publication date: 25 October 2016

John Travis Spoede, Charlotte Fontenot and Cynthia Simpson

In a world of ever-changing educational trends, it is essential for educators to provide a continuum of services to meet the needs of all students. Therefore, employing an…

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In a world of ever-changing educational trends, it is essential for educators to provide a continuum of services to meet the needs of all students. Therefore, employing an inclusive structure or environment is imperative to the implementation of Special Education laws, according to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Every Student Succeeds Act. As stipulated in law, all students should be educated in the least restrictive environment with their typically developing peers. This chapter focuses on the role of the special education professional as it specifically relates to the mainstream or inclusion setting. Topics covered in this chapter include an overview of inclusion, the inclusion model, an in-class support model, a content mastery model, and characteristics of an effective special educator, understanding disabilities, assessing and referring to appropriate supports, collecting data for individualized education program meetings, differentiated instruction, and strategies for inclusion. The goal of the chapter is to provide the overall view of inclusion in today’s classrooms in relation to the role of the special education teacher.

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General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Roles of Professionals Involved
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-543-0

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Publication date: 26 January 2010

Barbara Metzger, Cynthia G. Simpson and Jeffrey P. Bakken

Misidentification of students with disabilities is a widely publicized aspect of the shortcomings of our special education programs. Many factors can contribute to…

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Misidentification of students with disabilities is a widely publicized aspect of the shortcomings of our special education programs. Many factors can contribute to misidentification. In the Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report for Congress (Apling, 2001), three issues were specifically identified as reasons for possible misidentification. “Misidentification can result from failing to identify those with disabilities, from identifying children with disabilities they do not have, and from delaying identifying children with disabilities” (p. 2). In addition to the aforementioned concerns, an overrepresentation of minorities in special education programs has been a focal point for critics of special education programs and eligibility criteria for decades (see Harry & Klinger, 2006). Biases in assessment often lay the foundation for overrepresentation of minorities. Others express serious concerns regarding misidentification due to a direct result of the referral (or lack of effective prereferral) and evaluation practices used in many states (Ysseldyke, Algozzine, Richey, & Graden, 1982). Last, misidentification due to the changing eligibility criteria and differences in eligibility criteria across states has been added to the concerns in the field of special education.

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Current Issues and Trends in Special Education: Identification, Assessment and Instruction
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ISBN: 978-1-84855-669-0

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Publication date: 6 November 2018

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Gender in Management: An International Journal, vol. 33 no. 8
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ISSN: 1754-2413

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Publication date: 25 October 2016

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General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Roles of Professionals Involved
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-543-0

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Publication date: 26 January 2010

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Current Issues and Trends in Special Education: Identification, Assessment and Instruction
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ISBN: 978-1-84855-669-0

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Publication date: 2 January 2013

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Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with LD
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-426-8

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Publication date: 1 January 1985

John J. Regazzi

The major search, display, and related features of WILSONLINE are described. A more detailed description can be found in WILSONLINE: Guide and Documentation (The H. W…

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The major search, display, and related features of WILSONLINE are described. A more detailed description can be found in WILSONLINE: Guide and Documentation (The H. W. Wilson Co., 1984. $30.)

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 January 2007

Joshua Shuart

The use of celebrities, and particularly athletes, to influence consumers and sell products is not a new practice, but one that is gaining considerable steam in the sports…

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The use of celebrities, and particularly athletes, to influence consumers and sell products is not a new practice, but one that is gaining considerable steam in the sports marketplace. However, many academics and practitioners have long questioned the means by which celebrity endorsement is measured and evaluated. Through the use of validated surveys among US students and the inauguration of the Celebrity-Hero Matrix (CHM), some of their questions are answered. Being labelled a 'heroic' athlete does, it seems, have tremendous power for marketers, and provides endorsement clout for the athlete.

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International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1464-6668

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