Exceptional Children

Exceptional Children is a journal that presents articles, research and papers concerning students who are gifted and disabled. Since it was founded in 1934, it is produced quarterly. The journal is published by the Council for Exceptional Children.Subjects for Exceptional Children include education. The senior director is Doug Falke.

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 5, March-April

At-Risk Students in the Fast Lanes: Let Them Through
At-Risk Students in the Fast Lanes: Let Them Through Does "students in the fast lane" conjure up images of students with beepers or hundreds of dollars worth of clothes, or perhaps gifted students developing their own computer programs? In one sense,...
Do Public Schools Have an Obligation to Serve Troubled Children and Youth?
Do Public Schools Have an Obligation to Serve Troubled Children And Youth? The responsibility of America's schools for providing special services to socially maladjusted pupils has been debated for many years. Much of this debate has focused on the...
Learning Disabilities as Functions of Familial Learning Problems and Developmental Problems
Learning Disabilities as Functions of Familial Learning Problems and Developmental Problems * In recent years, a consensus concerning the definition of learning disabilities has emerged in the literature (although such agreement does not necessarily...
Peer Collaboration: Accommodating Students with Mild Learning and Behavior Problems
Peer Collaboration: Accommodating Students with Mild Learning and Behavior Problems * Professionals in the field of special education have become increasingly interested in instructional and management strategies that classroom teachers can use to...
Regular Class or Resource Room for Students with Disabilities? A Direct Response to "Rich and Ross: A Mixed Message." (Point/Counterpoint)
Regular Class or Resource Room for Students with Disabilities? A Direct Response to "Rich and Ross: A Mixed Message" * We appreciate the opportunity to clarify some of the issues raised in the analysis of our article "Students' Time on Learning Tasks...
Rich and Ross: A Mixed Message
Rich and Ross: A Mixed Message * In the April 1989 issue of Exceptional Children, Rich and Ross published an interesting piece of research that examined some of the variables differentiating settings in which education occurs for students with disabilities....
The Contribution of Skills Analysis to Curriculum-Based Measurement in Spelling
The Contribution of Skills Analysis to Curriculum-Based Measurement in Spelling * Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is used to measure the development of pupils' basic skills. Using standardized CBM procedures for creating, administering, and scoring...
The Effects of Initial Interval Size on the Efficacy of DRO Schedules of Reinforcement
The Effects of Initial Interval Size on the Efficacy of DRO Schedules of Reinforcement The differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO) is a procedure in which reinforcement is delivered if a target response does not occur for a specified interval...
The Nature of Cognitive Strategy Instruction: Interactive Strategy Construction
The Nature of Cognitive Strategy Instruction: Interactive Strategy Construction Our purpose here is to illustrate the basis and nature of good cognitive strategy instruction and its contribution to the education of students with learning disabilities...
Use of Constant Time Delay and Attentional Responses with Adolescents
Use of Constant Time Delay and Attentional Responses with Adolescents * Effective instructional strategies for teaching students with disabilities include constant and progressive time delay (Handen & Zane, 1987), the system of least prompts (Doyle,...