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. 78, No. 3, Spring

Curriculum-Based Measurement of Oral Reading: Quality of Progress Monitoring Outcomes
Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) was developed to monitor progress in the basic skill areas of reading, mathematics, written expression, and spelling (Deno, 1985, 1986, 2003; Deno & Mirkin, 1977). In the initial stages of research and development,...
Effects of a Tier 2 Supplemental Reading Intervention for At-Risk Fourth-Grade Students
For too many children, reading failure is a persistent problem. The number of fourth-grade students reading below grade level remains unacceptably high. The National Assessment of Educational Progress has reported that 34% of fourth-grade students...
Inclusive Inquiry Science Using Peer-Mediated Embedded Instruction for Students with Moderate Intellectual Disability
Science education provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and wonder about the natural world. All students can benefit from learning information such as life cycles, the formation of the earth, and changing weather patterns. Another...
Judicial Appeals for Hearing/review Officer Decisions under IDEA: An Empirical Analysis
Special education is the most legalized segment of schooling in the United States. The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2009) legislation and regulations, along with corollary state laws, amount to hundreds of pages. As comprehensively...
Mathematics Difficulty with and without Reading Difficulty: Findings and Implications from a Four-Year Longitudinal Study
Gerardi, Goette, and Meier (2010) of the Federal Reserve recently found a relationship between mortgage foreclosure in a sample of adults and deficiencies in basic mathematical calculations that most children are expected to master by middle school,...
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This issue of Exceptional Children inaugurates a new feature: the Special Feature article, which addresses a topic of wide-ranging interest for everyone involved in special education. We plan to periodically include Special Features presenting the...
Smart RTI: A Next-Generation Approach to Multilevel Prevention
The 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) described and expressed a subtle preference for what was then a new and untested method of identifying students with learning disabilities. Specifically,...
The Effectiveness of Teaching 10th-Grade Students STOP, AIMS, and DARE for Planning and Drafting Persuasive Text
Although some progress has been made in identifying effective instructional practices for students with disabilities who are poor writers (Graham & Perin, 2007; Rogers & Graham, 2008), most of this intervention research has focused on elementary...
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