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. 80, No. 3, Spring

A Grounded Theory of Text Revision Processes Used by Young Adolescents Who Are Deaf
Learning to write is a cognitively demanding process that requires graphomotor skills, linguistic knowledge, and awareness of text production rhetoric (Mayer, 2010). Revising one's writing requires an even higher level of cognitive function as the...
A New Framework for Systematic Reviews: Application to Social Skills Interventions for Preschoolers with Autism
The call for evidence-based practice (EBP) is evident in virtually every therapeutic profession, as well as education. Professionals are being asked to base clinical and educational decisions on the best available evidence from empirical research....
Cross-National Differences in Special Education Coverage: An Empirical Analysis
There is enormous variability in how countries around the world provide education to students with disabilities in terms of classifications, identification and eligibility criteria, funding, and types of placement (Anastasiou & Keller, 2011; Florian...
Evaluating Special Educator Effectiveness: Addressing Issues Inherent to Value-Added Modeling
Current policy and research trends focus on state student achievement scores as one measure, or even as the predominant measure, of teacher effectiveness using value-added modeling (VAM; Goe, Bell, & Little, 2008). All states receiving No Child...
Is Scientifically Based Reading Instruction Effective for Students with Below-Average IQs?
The ability to read influences success in school, employment, and general quality of life, so it is troubling that students with intellectual disability (ID) often exit school with very limited reading ability (e.g., Wei, Blackorby, & Schiller,...
Peer Victimization among Young Children with Disabilities: Early Risk and Protective Factors
Peer victimization is a serious social problem that negatively affects children's psychosocial development and adjustment in schools, and may have lasting effects for victims. Peer victimization typically be comes increasingly stable over time, with...
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As we begin 2014, the field of special education strives to meet ongoing challenges of sufficient funding and support with rigorous research efforts to identify evidence-based practices. This issue of Exceptional Children is representative of the wide...
Response to Specific Training for Students with Different Levels of Mathematical Difficulties
Mathematics disabilities are identifiable in approximately 5% to 9% of school-age children (e.g., Badian, 1983; Gross-Tsur, Manor, & Shalev, 1996). This proportion is similar to the prevalence of reading disabilities; however, fewer systematic...
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