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. 6, July/August

Alternate Assessment FAQs (and Answers)
Since the passage of the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA '97) and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, alternate assessments have received increasing attention. Perhaps you have been wondering what alternate assessments...
A Speech-Language Approach to Early Reading Success
We are both speech-language pathologists who, in earlier periods of our careers, have served as specialists in school settings. A substantial part of our caseloads consisted of young children with articulation delays and disorders to whom we provided...
Classroom Strategies for Improving and Enhancing Visual Skills in Students with Disabilities
Educational learning tasks often require adequate eye movements and ocular coordination for students to be successful in the classroom. Vision is intimately involved with 70 % to 80 % of all tasks that occur in our educational programs (Richards, 1984;...
Developing Concept of Word: The Work of Emergent Readers
Ed is a 14-year-old student who is described as an emergent reader, despite years of one-onone tutoring in a structured phonics program. Although he is able to employ phonics in reading lists of words, when reading connected text, Ed does not attempt...
How to Infuse Social Skills Training into Literacy Instruction
Bill Lafond is a teacher with 6 years of experience teaching students with varying disabilities in kindergarten through fifth grade. During his first 2 years of teaching, he did not recognize the value of teaching social skills to students with mud disabilities...
Literacy Instruction and Research
Literacy instruction and assessment establish the theme for this issue of TEC. No subjects regarding the essentials of curriculum design and implementation have received more attention in the context of the public debate about improving educational outcomes...
Monitoring Child Progress in Early Childhood Special Education Settings
* Tracking objectives.* Naturalistic data.* Monitoring and recording.* Embedding personalized instruction.* Teacher-friendly matrix.As these descriptors indicate, data is the word. This article explores ways that teachers of young children can collect,...
Policy on Exit Exams for Students with Exceptionalities
PolicyTo ensure that exit exams are appropriately carried out regarding students with exceptionalities, it is the position of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) that:a. No single test score should be used to make critical educational decisions...
POW + WWW, What=2, How=2 Equals Fun and Exciting Stories
Children's story writing begins with their development and application of story knowledge and grammar learned from stories read or heard (Thompkins, 2004). For many students with disabilities, unfortunately, what they learn about stories does not always...
State of the Journal
This is our third annual "State of the Journal" message as coeditors of TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC). We are pleased to have this annual opportunity to share our vision for the journal as well as to provide some data on editorial assistance, manuscript...
Unesco's Flagship Initiative
Summarized by Judy Smith-DavisDISES Worldwide Liaison OfficerThe Flagship on Education for All and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Towards Inclusion represents a joint effort among United Nations organizations, non-governmental organizations,...
Using Teacher Feedback to Enhance Student Learning
Mr, Robertson is handing back English papers to his seventh grade students and takes the opportunity to comment on various students' performance. As he returns Steve's paper he says, "You remembered to capitalize all the proper nouns in your report and...
Using Videotherapy to Access Curriculum and Enhance Growth
Now, The Cosby Show, 7th Heaven, Harry Potter movies, and even the wrenching film Life Is Beautiful have an honored place in high school classrooms that include students with disabilities.Teachers have long known the benefits of using literature to help...