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Donaldson, Jeffrey B.; Zager, Dianne – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Teachers are often at a loss when considering how to address mathematics difficulties for students with high functioning autism/Asperger's syndrome (HFA/AS). Students may show difficulty remembering operations throughout an equation, organizing information on the page, and comprehending the language in instructions of word problems. These…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Nonverbal Communication
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Drakeford, William; Staples, Jeanine M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
This article provides a brief review of the literature on the legal, social, and racial factors that affect and describe minority confinement in the juvenile justice system. To identify appropriate literature, the authors searched electronic resources through the University of Maryland library research system called Research Port. The findings in…
Descriptors: African American Community, Juvenile Justice, Cultural Influences, Youth
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Kleinheksel, Karen A.; Summy, Sarah E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article on using mnemonics with students having learning and behavior problems first offers a case study of a 7th grade student and then describes the letter strategy, the keyword mnemonic method, and the pegword method. Seven steps for implementing mnemonic strategies are offered. An inset reviews the research literature on using mnemonic…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 7
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Boyer, Lynn; Mainzer, Richard W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article summarizes national data on special education teacher characteristics. Data indicate that between 1990 and 1999 the special education teaching force grew by 11% and the students with disabilities population grew by 30%; 63% of special education teachers are licensed for their main assignment; and 86% are white. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Demography, Disabilities, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sobel, Donna M.; Taylor, Sheryl V.; Anderson, Ruth E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article reports on a team effort by faculty from a public school district and an urban university to create an observation tool to be used to evaluate and mentor preservice and inservice teachers' abilities to address issues of classroom diversity. The observation tool is provided, along with implementation suggestions. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Accountability, Classroom Observation Techniques, College School Cooperation, Cultural Awareness
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Kimball, Jonathan W.; Kinney, Elisabeth M.; Taylor, Bridget A.; Stromer, Robert – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article discusses using individualized multimedia activity schedules as a technology-based instruction for young children with autism. The schedules serve as cues that can help students prepare for transitioning to between school activities. The benefits of using Microsoft PowerPoint in the classroom are described, along with implementation…
Descriptors: Autism, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education
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Cook-Sather, Alison – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article discusses the value of students' perspectives on learning and learning differences, and shares the perspectives of high school students in a 7-year study. Students' responses fell into three categories: traditional definitions of learning and difference, tensions within the traditional definitions, and the belief that the world isn't…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Classification, Cognitive Style
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Bursuck, Bill; Dickson, Shirley – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article shows how an understanding of phonological awareness can help teachers improve the reading skills of their students, particularly those at risk of failure. It examines the necessary components for a well-scaffolded program and possible adaptations that would be needed for learners who are at risk and those with disabilities. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Beginning Reading, Disabilities, Elementary Education
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Ferretti, Ralph P.; MacArthur, Charles D.; Okolo, Cynthia M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
A review of research on teaching students with learning disabilities about history first identifies principles of effective instruction (e.g., instruction that is direct, explicit and visible) and then reports on the development and evaluation of an 8-week unit on immigration for students working cooperatively in heterogeneous groups. Evaluation…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Heterogeneous Grouping, History, Immigration
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Boyle, Elizabeth A.; Washburn, Shari Gallin; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Connelly, Vincent J.; Brinckerhoff, Loring C.; Banerjee, Manju – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This article discusses challenges for secondary students with disabilities and alternative instructional methods that teachers of students with poor reading skills can use to convey content information effectively and efficiently. The use of audio textbooks on CD-ROMs is emphasized and the SLiCK strategy is explained as a support for the CD-ROM.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction
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Telzrow, Cathy F.; Bonar, Aimee M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This article provides an overview of the nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD) syndrome and describes appropriate educational strategies. Primary characteristics of NLD and possible indicators are listed. Remedial, compensatory, instructional or therapeutic interventions are listed for psychomotor and perceptual motor deficits, for arithmetic…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Interpersonal Competence
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Morris, Stephanie – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This article discusses the difficulty with which children with social disabilities establish and maintain friendships, as well as the significance of this difficulty within the school setting. Practical classroom strategies are illustrated, as well as interventions that target select social-skills deficits frequently encountered by students with…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
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deBettencourt, Laurie U. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
The similarities and differences of provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are discussed, including provisions relating to identification of students with disabilities, eligibility, evaluation procedures, the Individualized Education Programs, least restrictive environment…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Legislation
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Menlove, Ronda R.; Hudson, Pamela J.; Suter, Donna – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article discusses strategies for increasing general education teacher participation in Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, in the following areas: team connection issues, time issues, preparation issues, training issues, and IEP relevance issues. A sample IEP meeting agenda is provided, along with results from an IEP…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Professional Training
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Jones, Hazel A.; Rapport, Mary Jane K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Suggests links from research to practice in key areas of inclusive early childhood education including teachers' knowledge base and beliefs, communication, physical environment, activities and materials, social interactions, and curriculum and instruction. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Materials
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