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. 32, No. 1, September/October

Applying in Inclusive Settings: Curriculum-Based Assessment
So what's a teacher to do when the 30 students in her class have 30 greatly differing achievement, performance, and interest levels-not to mention learning styles and family backgrounds and language preferences? One strategy is to find ways to discover-early,...
Assistive Technology Competencies for Special Educators
Are you ready? Do you know how to provide your students with the technology they need for success? Do you have a plan? How are your own skills in using technology? What do you know about assistive technology? About configuring, troubleshooting, and evaluating...
Creating a Sense of Ownership in the IEP Process
Mark has just been identified with severe emotional disturbance. His parents are only vaguely familiar with a program in their local public school. Mark is moving from his home school to a school that has a unit for students who have been identified...
Growing Gifted Students in the Desert: Using Alternative, Community-Based Assessment and an Enriched Curriculum
I will always remember the unnatural silence as 21 pairs of eyes watched me open the envelope. I quickly scanned the typewritten pages and declared, "You have all won. We are all going to the State Bowl!" The silence turned to squeals of delight and...
Helpful Tips for Successful Inclusion
A Checklist for Educators This first-person account relates Michael Federico's experiences as a general education teacher in an inclusive classroom over 3 years and shows what he learned as a result of action research. We are using "I" in this article...
Helping Middle School Students Learn with Social Studies Texts
When students enter middle school, many are soon overwhelmed by new school environments and increasingly more complex learning demands. For example, they are expected to read more sophisticated informational texts across a number of content areas. Yet,...
Monitoring Literacy Learning
How Do I Know My Students Are Becoming Better Readers and Writers? Alice Jean has learned how to identify all upper-case letters of the alphabet, and is developing skills in matching spoken word to print. Alvin is aware of print in the environment, and...
Pathways to Planning
Improving Student Achievement in Inclusive Classrooms The Challenge Each school year, teachers across the United States find that it takes several months to get to know their students, academic capabilities and weaknesses and to identify which teaching...
Purposeful E-Mail as Stage 3 Technology: IEP Goals Online
Technology is changing the world in which we live and the schools in which we work. Students use word processors to prepare written assignments; teachers maintain intricate databases of their students' achievements; administrators effectively track,...
To Test ... or Not to Test?
Since the publication of A Nation at Risk in 1983, standardized testing has dramatically increased. Teachers feel compelled to spend time preparing their students to primarily master the basic skills included on adopted statewide tests. They may end...