Teaching Exceptional Children

Teaching Exceptional Children is a journal that explores practical methods for teaching students who have exceptionalities and those who are gifted and talented. Since it was founded in 1956, it is published six times a year. The journal is published by the Council for Exceptional Children.Subjects for Teaching Exceptional Children include education. The editors are Alec Peck and Stan Scarpati.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, September/October

A Summertime Collaboration between Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Education
* What do polar bears and cacti have in common?* What's the best way to learn about blubber?* How do you encourage good table manners and conversation?* What can professionals from different fields-and preservice professionals-learn from one another?The...
CEC's Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year
You could say Jane Humphrey found her calling late in life. She began college at age 46. She started teaching special education at 50. But when she finally did enter the classroom, she put her whole heart into it. As CEC's 2003 Clarissa Hug Teacher of...
Creating Learning Opportunities for Students with Severe Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
Have you ever struggled with how to provide meaningful participation for students with severe disabilities in the general education class, when a lecture is occurring or when the content is too abstract for your students? What alternative strategies...
Giving Students with Disabilities a Voice in the Selection of Arithmetical Content
What happened to the promise of educational technology?Where are the huge gains that people hoped for, particularly for students with disabilities?What are the most effective ways to encourage students to learn math concepts and skills, using technology?What...
Making Progress toward Global Inclusive Educational Reform.Step by Step
A New PartnershipThe call for reform in early childhood education is global in scope, as is the need to advance services worldwide to children with exceptionalities. A recent partnership between The Open Society Institute (OSI-Soros foundations) and...
Preparing for Successful Inquiry in Inclusive Science Classrooms
This article describes an inquiry-based science project, presents the professional development that supported it, gives recommendations to teachers of inclusive classrooms, and provides a practical checklist for program assessment (see box, "What Does...
Sex Education for Students with Disabilities
An Evaluation Guide* Has the curriculum publisher specified whether the material is designed for students with disabilities? Is the intended audience students with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities?* Is the reading level of the material appropriate?*...
Teaching Word Recognition with Blending and Analogizing
Two Strategies Are Better Than OneMrs. Lopez is an elementary special education teacher working with students with severe reading difficulties. She is an experienced, skilled teacher with many teaching strategies in her repertoire. Though she was trained...
Using Continuous, Constructive, Classroom Evaluations
* How do you keep up with what both high- and low-achieving students are doing, day by day?* Are students with disabilities, and those with attentional difficulties, "getting it"?* How do you attend to the needs of diverse learners in the general classroom?*...
Using Engaging Computer-Cued Activity Schedules
Lights, camera, action!Three-year-old Ray attends a specialized preschool for children with autism. He shares his class with up to six peers and three teachers. Before we began, Ray could expressively identify photographs, enjoyed many of the activity...