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. 67, No. 1, Fall

Alternate Assessments: Lessons Learned and Roads to Be Taken
With the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA '97), all states will have to ensure that students with disabilities are fully included in state and local district educational assessments. Specifically,...
Evaluating Community Collaboration in Writing Interagency Agreements on the Age 3 Transition
The passage of Public Law 99-457 in 1986 created two systems of service delivery for young children with special needs: Part H (reauthorized as Part C in 1997) governs early intervention services for children from birth through 2 years of age, while...
How Long Is Long Enough? Outcomes for a School-Based Prevention Program
Over the course of development, children face many challenges that can bring on behavioral and emotional problems. For some, the problems come and go as a natural part of the growth process. For others, the problems persist and ultimately lead to negative...
Key Influences on the Initiation and Implementation of Inclusive Preschool Programs
An extensive literature documents the efforts of schools to adopt innovations that lead to systemic change (see Fullan, 1991; Hargreaves, 1997; Huberman & Miles, 1984). McLaughlin (1990) reviewed findings of the Rand Corporation study of four federally...
Spotlight on CEC Special Education Research Award Recipient Daniel Hallahan
Daniel Hallahan has not only been one of the most prolific researchers and scholars in special education for more than 2 decades, he has also been one of the most influential. Through his outstanding research and continual emphasis on classroom practice,...
Teachers' Attitudes toward Their Included Students with Disabilities
The inclusion of students with disabilities into general education classrooms is one of the most contentious policy reforms in contemporary education (Fuchs & Fuchs, 1994), with direct implications for the educational opportunities and quality...
Teachers' Reported Transition Practices for Children Transitioning into Kindergarten and First Grade
The transition for young children with special needs into general education public elementary school classrooms requires careful planning and coordination among professionals, families, and children so that children are prepared to function in their...
The Underlying Message in LD Intervention Research: Findings from Research Syntheses
Over 30 years ago, Samuel Kirk and his colleagues established the category of learning disabilities (LD; Chalfant, 1998). They did this largely in response to pressure from parents advocating on behalf of their children. Parents felt their children...
Using Objective Data Sources to Enhance Teacher Judgments about Test Accommodations
The 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) require that students with disabilities be included in accountability programs. In fact, if schools are to consider the needs of these students in reform and improvement...
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