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. 39, No. 3, January/February

Addressing Diversity in Schools: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
The Council for Exceptional Children is pleased to partner with the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESTJ to periodically include in TEACHING Exceptional Children topical briefs to support your efforts in addressing...
A Linked System Approach to Early Childhood Special Education Eligibility Assessment
An Inefficient Approach to Eligibility DeterminationAdriana, who recently turned 4 years old, was referred for testing based on parental concerns about her development and classroom performance. On March I1 professionals unfamiliar to Adriana administered...
Facilitating the Reading Process: A Combination Approach
As a special education teacher, locating effective techniques for improving and tracking my students' reading progress became an ongoing task. During my first year in that role, I realized immediately that finding an effective approach for improving...
Improving Sentence Writing Ability through Sentence-Combining Practice
Young writers usually begin to write by creating sentences. They learn to create sentences by expressing what their teachers term complete thoughts. After mastering this feat, they move on to creating sentences that declare, question, or exclaim. Finally,...
Strategies for Helping Children with Diabetes in Elementary and Middle Schools
Given the increase in the numbers of children who are at risk for, or who have been diagnosed with, diabetes, school personnel must work as a team to effectively manage and support those children in school-based settings. Understanding the diabetic condition,...
Students with Disabilities: Yes, Foreign Language Instruction Is Important!
One Teacher's Story"Señorita Rego! Señorita Rego! Hola!""Hola Andrew, ¿Cómo estás?"Bien, 'cause I got to spend the night with Josh this weekend! Are we having Spanish class today?""No, Andrew, manana. Hoy es miércoles. I see you on jueves." I start to...
Successful Partnerships with Families of Children Who Are Deaf
"Be patient with the child and the parent.""Know that you may not always agree with the parents on the choices that they make for their child, but be supportive and understanding. ""Encourage us, help us understand, but don't judge us."These are a few...
What Can You Learn from Bombaloo? Using Picture Books to Help Young Students with Special Needs Regulate Their Emotions
In the picture book When Sophie gets Angry-Really, Really Angry . . . by Molly Bang (1999), Sophie gets mad at her sister and loses control. "She kicks. She screams. She wants to smash the world to smithereens." Sophie's emotions are reflected in the...
What Does the Law Say?
1. The article by Macy & HoytGonzales proposes using curriculumbased-assessment (CBA) in lieu of standardized, norm-referenced assessments for determining eligibility of students under IDEA. Is this approach legally defensible?A CBA approach would...
What's in TECPlus?
My Education: Students With Disabilities Describe High School in Pictures and WordsJean C. WhitneyAbstractThis article describes a process called "Photovoice," originally developed by Carolyn Wang and Mary Ann Burris (1997) in the field of public health,...
Yes, I Can! Empowering Paraprofessionals to Teach Learning Strategies
Paraprofessionals are an important part of the instruclional team for students with disabilities. As recently as 10 to 20 years ago, a paraprofessional was often "just an aide." The primary job duties for most paraprofessionals included making copies,...