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Stanford, Pokey; Crowe, Margie W.; Flice, Hollie – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
There are many challenges for teachers today. One of the most difficult challenges for diligent teachers is reaching the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. In order for teachers to reach ALL students, teachers must begin where students are, which means recognizing individual differences. Differentiated instruction (DI) with the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Burden, Robin; Tinnerman, Larry; Lunce, Les; Runshe, Debra – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Balancing the need to prepare pre-service teachers with the skills necessary to effectively participate in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with the constraints of confidentiality as required by law has led one university to develop video scenarios that can be used as teaching tools. Three scenarios have been created, two at the secondary…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Inclusion, Video Technology, Case Studies
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Rinn, Anne N.; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Stocking, Vicki B. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to provide educators and counselors with a framework for understanding the academic self-concepts of gifted students. As academic self-concept is theoretically linked with other constructs, including academic achievement and aspirations, it is vital that educators and counselors are aware of the experiences gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Affective Behavior, Emotional Development, Student Development
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Haegele, Justin A.; Kozub, Francis M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
This article describes three different ways of using paraeducators during adapted physical education. (1.) Having paraeducators read a portion of the lesson plan that describes the desired support towards lesson objectives. Paraeducators then assist all students when needed. (2.) Assigning specific modifications for paraeducators through the IEP…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teaching Methods
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Ivey, Julie K.; Ward, A. Kris – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Sibling interactions are challenges that all families face on a daily basis. These interactions are significantly more difficult when one child has autism. With the apparent increase in diagnoses of autism, there are more families each year who are dealing with issues of relationships. Children learn, as part of the growing up experience, how to…
Descriptors: Siblings, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Parenting Styles
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Smith-D'Arezzo, Wendy M.; Moore-Thomas, Cheryl – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Children's books with characters that have disabilities have been touted as an avenue to introduce children to their peers with disabilities. Children's literature specialists have suggested that the use of these books may result in a more positive attitude on the part of children without disabilities toward their peers with disabilities. Working…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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McDowell, Carol – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Music-education majors often struggle when making classroom and curricular modifications for their lesson plans during their university coursework. This article offers behavioral, curricular, environmental, motivational, organizational, and presentational strategies for planning instruction for various disabilities in the music classroom.…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Pavri, Shireen – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
This article examines the application of the popular Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to the early identification and service delivery for students with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties in schools. The article begins with an explanation of the RTI model as applied to the social behavior domain, based on the empirical research…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Social Behavior, Focus Groups
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Moran, Thomas E.; Block, Martin E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Youth sports were created as opportunities for children to play, be active, and begin learning how to become better or more successful at a given sport. Unfortunately for many children with disabilities they may not get the same opportunities that are available to other children. There are a number of barriers that may inhibit children with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Barriers, Athletics, Children
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Bianco, Sharon Davis – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
As teachers, administrators, and members of intervention teams use student performance data to inform instructional decisions and monitor implementation of tiered instruction in a Response to Intervention (RTI) model, assuring fidelity of implementation or treatment integrity continues to be a challenge. This article describes how one school…
Descriptors: Integrity, Educational Change, Response to Intervention, Instructional Design
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Byrd, E. Stephen – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Families in India face many challenges in caring for and educating their children with disabilities. India has enacted a landmark special education law, Persons with Disabilities Act of 1995, which provides schooling and services to all children. For some students with disabilities, however, integrated and special schools are providing schooling.…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Reading Readiness, Mental Retardation, Young Adults
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Swedeen, Beth L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
Although increasing numbers of schools say they are adopting inclusive models of service delivery, many students with significant disabilities continue to experience segregation and isolation in school settings. This article, written from a parent's perspective, highlights a series of questions that school leadership, educators, and families can…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Disabilities
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Spaulding, Lucinda S. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
The critical issue in special education today is no longer the assurance of access, but rather, the assurance of effectiveness. Determining which practices and interventions are most effective and efficient for ensuring optimal student achievement is a fundamental concern of special education teachers in this era of accountability. In this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Ferreri, Anita J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
This article describes the early literacy journey of a multiply handicapped child placed in an inclusive classroom. Matthew was born prematurely and has Cerebral Palsy impacting his arms, legs, facial muscles, and speech. He is visually impaired, has seizures, and uses a wheelchair. Matthew came to school supported by one-to-one aides, special…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Multiple Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Whitby, Peggy; Miller, Kevin J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
Students are coming to schools with increasingly diverse academic, social, and emotional needs. Meeting each child's social and behavioral needs can be challenging and overwhelming, especially in the era of high-stakes testing. No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) mandate the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, General Education, Disabilities
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