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. 61, No. 5, March-April

Adults with Learning Disabilities: Educational and Social Experiences during College
ABSTRACT: Forty-nine adults with learning disabilities were interviewed about their college experiences. Most of the respondents adjusted well to the demands and complexities of college. Approximately 90% of the participants graduated from college in...
A Response to "The Negative Effects of Positive Reinforcement in Teaching Children with Developmental Delays"
In their article "The Negative Effects of Positive Reinforcement in Teaching Children with Developmental Delay," Biederman, Davey, Ryder, and Franchi (1994) sought to determine "the relative efficiency of hand-over-hand (active) instruction versus passive...
Counterpoint: Practice versus Process - Rigidity of Reinforcement Requirements Results in Regressive Research: A Reply to Ward
In this article, we address three issues of concern, in reply to Ward (this issue, pp. 489-491). First, Ward's comments concerning reinforcement were irrelevant to our article; second, his comments concerning the validity of our independent and dependent...
General Educators' Specialized Adaptation for Students with Learning Disabilities
ABSTRACT: We examined general educators' specialized adaptation for students with learning disabilities (LD). Participants were 40 general educators whose classrooms included at least one student with LD for mathematics instruction. Teachers were assigned...
Inclusive Education: What Do We Know and What Do We Still Have to Learn?
In "Uses of Instructional Time in Classrooms Serving Students with and Without Severe Disabilities," Hollowood, Salisbury, Rainforth, & Palombaro (this issue) have produced a research study that investigated a timely topic: inclusive education for...
Integrating Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities into General Education Classes
There rarely seems to be a shortage of recommendations about how to improve our schools (Fullan, 1991). The real task is more complex: to select recommendations that are both needed and efficacious, to initiate the change, and to sustain its beneficial...
Practice and Research in Special Education
ABSTRACT: This article considers possible reasons that research knowledge is not used more extensively in special education practice and suggests issues to be addressed in solving this problem. We contrast research knowledge and practice knowledge and...
Predicting Employment for Students Who Leave Special Education High School Programs
ABSTRACT: A hierarchical regression analysis featuring 35 community, family, student, and school program characteristics, entered in a controlled order, was used to assess prediction of employment. Results showed that personal characteristics (especially...
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