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. 64, No. 4, Summer

Accommodating Students with Disabilities on Large-Scale Tests: An Experimental Study
With the most recent reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), students with disabilities must, to the greatest extent possible, be included in all large-scale, state-wide testing programs. Generally, a multiple-choice...
A Close Look at the Cognitive Play of Preschoolers with Visual Impairments in the Home
Traditionally the field of Early Childhood has valued young children's play as a primary way to promote learning and developmental competence (Bredekamp, 1986; Skellenger & Hill, 1994; Vondra & Belsky, 1991). Support for this position comes,...
Classroom Dynamics and the Development of Serious Emotional Disturbance
The trend toward inclusion classrooms, which gained considerable impetus in the mid-1980s from the advocacy of the Assistant Secretary of the United States Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (Will, 1984) and noted educators (Reynolds,...
Lifestyles of Students with Visual Impairments: Preliminary Studies of Social Networks
In recent years significant programs have been initiated to expand and improve employment and independent living opportunities for students with disabilities as they transition from school environments into adult life. Success for many students was...
Predicting Placement in Learning Disabilities Programs: Do Predictors Vary by Ethnic Group?
The disproportionate placement of ethnic minority students (e.g., African Americans, Latinos) in mild disabilities programs has been debated for decades (Artiles & Trent, 1994). This is a troublesome situation for the learning disabilities (LD)...
Preparing Professionals for Partnerships with Parents of Students with Disabilities: Textbook Considerations regarding Cultural Diversity
The quality of parent-professional partnerships is rooted in competent educators who are sensitive to the diverse needs of the children and youth in their classes, as well as the students' parents and other family members. These educators develop...
The Scientific Knowledge Base of Special Education: Do We Know What We Think We Know?
Few would argue that special education began with the worthiest of intentions, which was to provide exceptional students with an equitable chance to become educated. It is a small wonder, then, that professionals who have dedicated themselves to this...
The State Complaint Procedure under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides for various means of dispute resolution between schools and parents. Chief among them, of course, is the well known "due process hearing." Litigation sometimes follows. Under the statute,...
Verbal Prompting, Hand-over-Hand Instruction, and Passive Observation in Teaching Children with Developmental Disabilities
Given a rich theoretical and experimental literature, the question arises as to why there appears to have been only limited success in demonstrating the effective use of skills modeling for children with severe developmental delays. In contrast to...
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