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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Malone, Amelia S. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
This article describes the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity, which articulates seven principles for evaluating and building intervention intensity based upon research. The Taxonomy's seven dimensions of intensity are strength, dosage, alignment, attention to transfer, comprehensiveness, behavioral support, and individualization (see Table 1). In…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Difficulty Level
Foegen, Anne; Stecker, Pamela M.; Genareo, Vincent R.; Lyons, Renée; Olson, Jeannette R.; Simpson, Amber; Romig, John Elwood; Jones, Rachel – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Research supports special educators' use of progress-monitoring data for instructional decision-making purposes as an evidence-based practice for improving student achievement. This article describes the Professional Development for Algebra Progress Monitoring (PD-APM) system. PD-APM, is an online system that includes two "hubs" that…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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Tobin, Catherine E.; Simpson, Richard – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Behavior management remains one of the most significant challenges faced by classroom personnel. One relatively novel and promising management approach involves the use of "Consequence Maps". In this article we discuss the use of this method, including its application and evaluation. A case study of a six-year-old boy in a self-contained special…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Teaching Methods, Teachers, Case Studies
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Goo, Minkowan; Watt, Sarah; Park, Yungkeun; Hosp, John – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
The use of web-based curriculum-based measurement (WB-CBM) to administer, score, and manage data for instructional decision making is a growing trend as schools face issues of larger class sizes and an increase in accountability for student progress. The purpose of this article is to discuss the issues of teacher acceptability and feasibility of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Curriculum Based Assessment, Web Based Instruction, Scores
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Bouck, Emily C.; Meyer, Nancy K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Mathematics is an important educational component for students with visual impairments, and technology to support the access to and success of students with visual impairments in mathematics is essential. However, little research exists. This particular paper explores one aspect of technology and mathematics education for students with visual…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
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Stockall, Nancy S.; Dennis, Lindsay; Miller, Melinda – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Universal design for learning (UDL), an outgrowth of the architectural model of universal design, has been widely researched as a promising method of supporting the growth and development of all children. The focus of this article is UDL in the preschool. To begin, the principles of UDL are outlined and explained. Next, UDL as it applies to a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Access to Education, Vignettes, Preschool Curriculum
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Koellner, Karen; Colsman, Melissa; Risley, Rachael – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
This article describes the affordances of using clinical interviews with struggling mathematics learners to inform intervention and instruction. A case study of a fourth grade student, Danny, is presented to give an illustrative example of the complexity of the student's mathematical understandings in terms of place value. From the clinical…
Descriptors: Intervention, Number Concepts, Grade 4, Response to Intervention
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Good, Chris P.; McIntosh, Kent; Gietz, Carmen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Bullying is often defined as unprovoked aggressive behavior repeatedly carried out against victims who are unable to defend themselves. Children and youth who engage in bullying behavior may have a physical advantage, higher social status, or power in numbers, whereas those who are targeted by bullies are likely to be solitary, smaller in stature,…
Descriptors: Social Status, Bullying, Aggression, Physical Disabilities
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Hoover, John J.; Love, Emily – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Several key components are essential to successfully implementing an RTI model in schools. RTI is an evolving practice; a school-based collaborative consultation RTI model offers a process that enables a school to apply RTI principles to its unique setting and concerns. Three schools in the Western United States implemented this RTI model with…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Models, Response to Intervention, Program Implementation
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Meadan, Hedda; Shelden, Debra L.; Appel, Kelli; DeGrazia, Rebecca L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
When considering developing educational programs for students with disabilities, one often thinks first of the annual goals and short-term objectives that are included in the individualized education program (IEP). It is important, though, to connect the short-term objectives (the "now") to long-term goals and dreams (the "future"). Making that…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Individualized Instruction, Long Range Planning
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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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Guardino, Caroline A.; Fullerton, Elizabeth – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
This case study explores the possibility of affecting classroom behaviors by modifying the classroom environment. Although this type of research previously has been conducted in self-contained special education classrooms (Guardino, 2009), this is the first study to explore modifications in an inclusive classroom. The results of this study align…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Classroom Environment, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior
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Bateman, David F.; Jones, Marni Gail – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
This article presents a due process hearing case study of a mother who contended that his son, D.J., has been denied of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) of his School District after being suspended from school. D.J., an elementary student, had been described as hyperactive, inattentive, defiant, and often volatile. He was identified…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Behavior Problems, Civil Rights, Compensatory Education
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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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Crandell, Susan; Johnson, Celia E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
This case study of a preschool boy with Asperger's syndrome focuses on the use of video instruction for the purpose of teaching skills required for participation in classroom activities. After the classroom teacher identified four skill areas needing improvement (circle time, sharing, choosing centers, and singing), short video clips of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Asperger Syndrome
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