Academic journal article Exceptional Children

Spotlight on CEC Special Education Research Award Recipient Daniel Hallahan

Academic journal article Exceptional Children

Spotlight on CEC Special Education Research Award Recipient Daniel Hallahan

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Daniel Hallahan has not only been one of the most prolific researchers and scholars in special education for more than 2 decades, he has also been one of the most influential. Through his outstanding research and continual emphasis on classroom practice, he developed the underpinning and much of the impetus for instructional strategies that are considered "best practice" today.

Dr. Hallahan's contributions to special education have--and continue--to change not only the way students with learning disabilities are taught but also what they are taught. He was one of the first in the field to identify processing deficits in children with learning disabilities, especially in the area of selective attention. His determination to translate his findings into classroom practice has led to many of the techniques we use to help children become more strategic learners. Techniques such as self-monitoring, highlighting, and organizational training owe their genesis to Dr. Hallahan.

Dr. Hallahan also has authored some of the most influential books in special education. His text, Psychological Foundations of Learning Disabilities is an acknowledged classic in the field, and Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education, which Dr. …

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