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Curtiss, Sarah L.; Pearson, Jamie N.; Akamoglu, Yusuf; Fisher, Kim W.; Snodgrass, Melinda R.; Meyer, Lori E.; Meadan, Hedda; Halle, James W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Online family education can be challenging but rewarding for both families and practitioners. Parents of children with disabilities are integral in fostering children's early development and in promoting independence across the life span. Practitioners and parents working collaboratively can enhance this development. Collaboration between parents…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication, Family Programs, Disabilities
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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; White, Sherry; Wiseman, Nicole – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Given that parental participation is such a critical feature of IDEA (20 U.S.C. ยง 1400[c][5][B]), the question of who is a parent often presents a challenge. Specifically, with regard to educational decisions, states may include more options under the definition of a parent than those provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Murawski, Wendy W.; Dieker, Lisa – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Researchers, teacher educators, and co-teachers are keenly aware of the issues related to obtaining--and more important, keeping--good co-teaching teams. In fact, educators frequently relate co-teaching to a marriage; unfortunately, research clearly indicates that many co-teaching marriages result in struggle, separation, or even divorce. This…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Performance Factors, Collegiality, Change Strategies
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Conroy, Maureen A.; Sutherland, Kevin S.; Snyder, Angela L.; Marsh, Samantha – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Classrooms are dynamic environments in which teachers and students engage in ongoing reciprocal interactions throughout the school day. Classes that include classwide effective intervention practices are likely to have positive teacher-student interactions and to promote student learning and engagement while minimizing problem behaviors. However,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention, Positive Reinforcement
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Rinaldi, Claudia; Samson, Jennifer – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
The most salient difficulty in assessing English language learner (ELL) students who exhibit academic difficulties is identifying whether the problem is one of English proficiency or of a learning disability. In many cases, the symptoms are shared and difficult to disentangle, but obtaining a comprehensive picture of the child is vital for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Curriculum Based Assessment, Individualized Education Programs, Eligibility
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Causton-Theoharis, Julie N.; Giangreco, Michael F.; Doyle, Mary Beth; Vadasy, Patricia F. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
A primary responsibility of general and special educators is to teach students how to read. In inclusive classrooms, paraprofessionals are frequently utilized to support literacy instruction. Paraprofessionals can be employed to help improve the reading skills of students with disabilities and those who are considered at risk. This article…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction