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. 63, No. 4, Summer

20/20 Analysis: Estimating School Effectiveness in Serving Students at the Margins
Over the past 2 decades, under the press of federal law, the United States has achieved virtual universal school enrollment of children, for at least an initial period. Special educators have provided much of the energy for the last hard push toward...
A Bridge between Research and Practice: Building Consensus
Carmine presented a cogent and important analysis of a problem thee has long plagued not just special education but other areas as well. Areas closely related to special education, such as school psychology (Wits, 1987) and behavior analysis (Stolz,...
Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap
A key goal of research in the social and behavioral sciences is the improvement of practice. Basic research is designed to add to an extant knowledge base by formulating, expanding, or evaluating a theory. Basic research is valued because it is concerned...
Case Studies of High-Ability Students with Learning Disabilities Who Have Achieved
Little research has been conducted on gifted students with learning disabilities, although Davis and Rimm (1985) estimated that there are somewhere between 120,000 and 100,000 gifted students with disabilities in American schools. Prater and Minner...
Effects of Instructional Variables on Engaged Behavior of Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms
Teaching students with moderate, severe, or profound disabilities in general education classrooms is becoming more common. The general education classroom presents a complex environment for instructional planning for these students for two reasons....
Efficiency in Visual Scanning by Children with and without Visual Disabilities
Writing and pictures are used to store and transmit knowledge over time and distance. How this information is then accessed from the stored form has been the subject of detailed psychophysical investigations that have observed behavior as individuals...
Ensuring Appropriate Education: Emerging Remedies, Litigation, Compensation, and Other Legal Considerations
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides procedural and substantive educational rights to ensure a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified people with disabilities. IDEA imposes strict procedural requirements on...
Response to Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap
The importance of quality educational research and the subsequent utilization of that research to improve the education of students with learning disabilities has long been recognized by the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). For...
Response to Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap
Doug Carnine's position of Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap is both classic and timely. It is classic because the skepticism that separates researchers and practitioners has long been on the conscience of the "best minds" in education. The American...
Response to Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap
To What Extent and in What Ways Might Special Education Directors Support the Implementation of the Guidelines Suggested in the Article for Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap? Special education directors might support the implementation of the guidelines...
Response to Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap
To What Extent and in What Ways Might Federal Legislation Support the Implementation of the Guidelines Suggested in the Article for Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap? The Senate's proposed reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education...
Response to Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap
To What Extent and in What Ways Might Business Support the Implementation of the Guidelines Suggested in the Article for Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap? There are four roles business can play to help close the research-to-practice gap: Catalyst/Advocate--Be...
School-Based Wraparound for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges
Meeting the complex and multifaceted needs of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) has been an elusive goal. Historically, educational programs for this student population have not been associated with generally positive outcomes....
Teaching Leisure Skills to Adolescents with Moderate Disabilities
The effective use of nondisabled peers in the instruction of students with disabilities can promote efficient instruction, generalization of skills across persons, and integration between individuals with and without disabilities that may lead to...

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