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. 77, No. 1, Fall

Families with Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders: Stress and Support
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) refers to a wide variety of complex developmental disorders that typically appear during the first 3 years of life. The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR; American...
Incorporating Student Input in Developing Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards
In April 2007, the United States Department of Education (ED) revised regulations under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) to create additional flexibility for states in facilitating the appropriate measurement of the achievement of certain...
Planning Instruction and Self-Regulation Training: Effects on Writers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Writing is becoming an increasingly important element across curricular areas. However, many children struggle with this key literacy skill. In fact, according to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (Greenwald, Persky, Campbell,...
The Predictive Utility of Kindergarten Screening for Math Difficulty
Prior to the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), an IQ-achievement discrepancy was the major approach for identifying learning disability. This identification procedure is problematic for children in kindergarten...
Traditions and Trajectories in Exceptional Children
We are honored, flattered, and humbled to have been appointed as the new editors of Exceptional Children. We are aware of the great visibility and enormous importance of this outstanding journal, and feel very strongly the charge to maintain and continue...
Training Teachers to Promote Pretend Play in Young Children with Disabilities
Children with disabilities engage in less object play than children without disabilities (Blasco, Bailey, & Burchinal, 1993); children with autism display fewer play behaviors and less variety in their play with objects (e.g., Jarrold, Boucher,...
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