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. 60, No. 3, December-January

Acceptability and Feasibility of Classroom-Based Social Interaction Interventions for Young Children with Disabilities
Learning to interact positively with one's peers is an important skill that children usually acquire during the preschool years (Howes, 1988). For young children with disabilities, however, development of peer social interaction skills is often delayed...
A Response to Reynolds, Zetlin, and Wang's "20/20 Analysis: Taking a Close Look at the Margins"
Reynolds, Zetlin, and Wang (1993) have proposed an innovative and thought-provoking approach to allocating special services, which they call "20/20 Analysis." We commend the authors for their attempt to redesign the existing system; clearly, the system's...
Assessment Considerations in the Evaluation of Second-Language Learners: A Case Study
To provide optimal services to the large population of children who have learned little or no English by the time they enter school, educators must differentiate children with temporary limited English proficiency from children with language disorders...
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as a Disability Category: A Critique
Not since the establishment of learning disability as a special education category has a condition so captivated both the professional community and general public as has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A quick glance at the title...
Counterpoint: "20/20 Analysis" - Phase 1 Only
We appreciate the thoughtful critique of our article and the opportunity for this dialogue in Exceptional Children about some of the challenging issues in special education. We agree with Soodak and Podell that major reforms of special education are...
Observations of Students with Learning Disabilities in General Education Classrooms
Many educators agree that schools need to effectively integrate students with learning disabilities into the general education classroom. Students with learning disabilities are often characterized as "inactive learners," remaining on the periphery...
Promoting Social Interaction between Young Children with Hearing Impairments and Their Peers
Social interaction with peers is an important component of the socialization of all young children and eventually becomes a major influence in their lives (Guralnick, 1986). Peer interaction presents children with opportunities to develop and practice...
Self-Determination for Persons with Disabilities: Choice, Risk, and Dignity
Self-determination is the ability of a person to consider options and make appropriate choices regarding residential life, work, and leisure time. Teaching self-determination skill s to people with disabilities is receiving increased attention for...