Pam L. Epler

Pam Epler earned her MEd in Special Education from McDaniel College and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. She currently teaches special education courses at Grand Canyon University in the graduate and doctorate programs and is a dissertation chair. She has published and proffered internationally at the Canadian International Conference on Education and presented nationally at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and on the state level at the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators. She has been an administrator in both the public and private sectors from elementary through high school levels. Her research interests include Response To Intervention (RTI) strategies, special education teachers’ roles in RTI, special education service delivery models, and pre-service teachers’ perception of special education students.

Publications

International Journal of Curriculum Development and Learning Measurement (IJCDLM)
Pam Epler. Est. 2020.
The International Journal of Curriculum Development and Learning Measurement (IJCDLM) investigates curriculum development for students Pre-K thru adulthood and beyond within...
Strategic Curriculum Planning
Pam Epler. © 2020. 17 pages.
This chapter is designed to inform and educate the reader about the strategic curriculum planning as well as various types of curriculum designs and models. The chapter explains...
Strategies for Teaching Math to Middle and High School Students With Special Needs
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 21 pages.
This chapter is designed to inform and educate 6th- through 12th-grade teachers on how to provide math activities for students with an identified learning disability as defined...
Cases on Service Delivery in Special Education Programs
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 431 pages.
Educators are continually pressured to create interesting and educational lessons for students of varying learning abilities. While technology steadily improves classroom...
Inclusionary Practices Within the Middle and High School Educational Environments
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 29 pages.
This chapter is designed to inform and educate 6th- through 12th-grade teachers and administrators about inclusionary practices within the middle and high school educational...
Special Education Service Delivery Models Around the Globe
Pam L. Epler, Rorie Ross. © 2019. 23 pages.
This chapter examines various service delivery models being used around the world. It discusses models of inclusion, in which all students are placed into the public school...
Case Study Analysis of a Team/Collaborative Model With Specific Learning Disabled Students
Pam L. Epler, Rorie Ross. © 2019. 16 pages.
This chapter focuses on Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs), which is the most common type of designated disability among school-aged students in the United States. SLD is a...
Advanced Strategies and Models for Integrating RTI in Secondary Schools
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 356 pages.
To better identify and assist struggling students and avoid unnecessary placement into special education services, the service delivery model response to intervention (RTI) is...
Providing Services to Students With Special Needs Across Various Settings
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 43 pages.
This chapter focuses on the past and present of educating students with special education needs. Historically, these children were shunned, were the victims of credulity, and...
Respecting Federal, State, and Local Approaches to IDEA and Service Delivery Models
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 39 pages.
This chapter focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which states that students with exceptionalities will be afforded an education without cost to themselves...
Model vs. Continuum
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 34 pages.
This chapter focuses on the least restrictive environment (LRE), as it is one of the most controversial and litigated topics in the field of special education because the...
Creating a Vision for Special Education Programs
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 37 pages.
This chapter focuses on creating a vision statement that supports a service delivery model within the field of special education. The chapter discusses the importance of shaping...
Spending Options for Service Delivery Models
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 33 pages.
This chapter focuses on how the federal and state governments of the United States have been providing funding to educate their youth for more than 200 years. Unfortunately, it...
Developing Assurances for Service Delivery Models
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 32 pages.
This chapter examines ways in which a school or school district can look at its service delivery models to ensure that certain strategies are in place, such as monitoring...
Case Study Analysis of a Team/Collaborative Model With Specific Learning Disabled Students
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 22 pages.
This chapter focuses on specific learning disabilities (SLDs), which is the most common type of designated disability among school-aged students in the United States. SLD is a...
Case Study Analysis of a Resource Room and Self-Contained Classroom Model With Emotionally Disturbed Students
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 29 pages.
The chapter focuses on the IDEA disability category of emotional disturbance (ED), which ranks fifth among school-aged students in the United States that have been diagnosed with...
Case Study Analysis of a Behavior Intervention Service Delivery Model With Autism Spectrum Disorder Students
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 29 pages.
This chapter focuses on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a designated disability that is becoming more common in schools in the United States. Autism spectrum disorder, as the...
Case Study Analysis of a Consultative Service Delivery Model With Students With Speech or Language Impairments
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 25 pages.
This chapter examines the speech or language impairment (SLI) disability. SLI is a disability that can be serviced across settings with the support of both a speech-language...
Case Study Analysis of a Social Skills Service Delivery Model With Intellectually Disabled Students
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 29 pages.
This chapter focuses on students with intellectual disabilities (IDs). Social skills instruction is needed for any disability category, but more so with students that are...
Case Study Analysis of an Adaptive Academic School Service Delivery Model With Multiple Disabilities/Handicapped Students
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 12 pages.
This chapter focuses on multiple disability (MD) or multiple handicapped (MH) students. Being considered equal to their grade- and age-level peers is essential for MD/MH...
Case Study Analysis of a Junior/High School Service Delivery Model
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 8 pages.
This chapter presents a case study analysis of a junior/high school service delivery model that services identified students with a variety of disability categories under the...
Postsecondary Service Delivery Models
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 10 pages.
Simply attending and graduating from high school is no longer a guarantee of employment. Students with disabilities need to attend college like their nondisabled peers in order...
Special Education Service Delivery Models Around the Globe
Pam L. Epler. © 2019. 34 pages.
This chapter examines various service delivery models being used around the world. It discusses models of inclusion in which all students are placed into the public school...
An Overview of RTI in Grades 6–12
Pam Epler. © 2019. 24 pages.
The response to intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated into elementary schools throughout the United States. This multi-tiered model has been found to...
Teacher Insight on RTI Implementation at the Middle and High School Levels: A Comparative Case Study
Pam Epler. © 2019. 18 pages.
The response to intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated at the elementary school level with success but is still lagging behind within the secondary...
Types of Case Studies
Pam Epler. © 2019. 27 pages.
This chapter is designed to inform and educate the researcher about various types of case study designs. For each design there is a description about the type and an explanation...
Instructional Strategies in General Education and Putting the Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA) Into Practice
Pam L. Epler. © 2018. 344 pages.
Diverse learners with particular needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them develop socially and intellectually. As educational technologies and theoretical...
Case Study Analysis of a Behavior Intervention Service Delivery Model With Autism Spectrum Disorder Students
Pam L. Epler, Rorie Ross. © 2018. 20 pages.
This chapter focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a designated disability that is becoming more common in schools in the United States. Autism spectrum disorder, as the...
Teaching Students With Specific Learning Disabilities in the General Education Classroom
Pam L. Epler. © 2018. 36 pages.
In many college teacher preparation programs across the United States, students who want to become a general education teacher are required to take a course focused on teaching...
Working With Attention-Deficit Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Twice-Exceptional Students
Pam L. Epler. © 2018. 18 pages.
As part of inclusive education, teachers are likely to see two other categories of students with special needs that do not specifically fit into one of the 13 disability...
Teacher Insight on RTI Implementation at the Middle and High School Levels: A Comparative Case Study
Pam L. Epler. © 2017. 18 pages.
The Response to Intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated at the elementary school level with success but is still lagging behind within the secondary...
Teacher Insight on RTI Implementation at the Middle and High School Levels: A Comparative Case Study
Pam L. Epler. © 2017. 18 pages.
The Response to Intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated at the elementary school level with success but is still lagging behind within the secondary...
Supporting Secondary Students with Disabilities in an Inclusive Environment
Pam L. Epler. © 2017. 32 pages.
This chapter is designed to inform and educate secondary (Grades 6–12) pre-service teachers on how to provide content and design assignments for students within the special...
Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention (RTI) Delivery Models in Secondary Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Pam Epler. © 2017. 111 pages.
To provide the highest quality of education to students, school administrators must adopt new frameworks to meet learners’ needs. This allows teaching practices to be optimized...
Teacher Insight on RTI Implementation at the Middle and High School Levels: A Comparative Case Study
Pam L. Epler. © 2016. 16 pages.
The Response to Intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated at the elementary school level with success but is still lagging behind within the secondary...
Response to Intervention at the Secondary Education Level: An Overview
Pam L. Epler. © 2016. 24 pages.
The Response to Intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated into elementary schools throughout the United States. This multi-tiered model has been found to...
Teacher Insight on RTI Implementation at the Middle and High School Levels: A Comparative Case Study
Pam L. Epler. © 2016. 18 pages.
The Response to Intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated at the elementary school level with success but is still lagging behind within the secondary...
Models for Effective Service Delivery in Special Education Programs
Pam L. Epler, Rorie Ross. © 2015. 299 pages.
Educators today are challenged with the task of designing curricula and standards for students of varying abilities. While technology and innovation steadily improve classroom...
Examining Response to Intervention (RTI) Models in Secondary Education
Pam Epler. © 2015. 313 pages.
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an intervention model designed to assist all students regardless of their academic ability. It seeks to assist students who are struggling in...
Response to Intervention at the Secondary Education Level: An Overview
Pam L. Epler. © 2015. 24 pages.
The Response to Intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated into elementary schools throughout the United States. This multi-tiered model has been found to...
Teacher Insight on RTI Implementation at the Middle and High School Levels: A Comparative Case Study
Pam L. Epler. © 2015. 18 pages.
The Response to Intervention (RTI) service delivery model has been incorporated at the elementary school level with success but is still lagging behind within the secondary...