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. 6, July/August

Are You and Your Students Bored with the Benchmarks? Sinking under the Standards? Then Transform Your Teaching through Transition!
Benchmarks and standards have become an important part of our instructional focus since the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. As educators we all recognize the importance of having high expectations of our students. Standards help schools articulate...
Co-Instructing at the Secondary Level: Strategies for Success
As students with disabilities increasingly spend instructional time in general education classrooms, more and more special educators are working there as well. Through interviews and classroom observations, we found that effective special education co-teachers...
Collaboration and Transition: Important Strategies for Teacher and Student Success
This issue focuses on two themes: (a) collaboration between regular and special educators and/or families of students, and (b) planning transitions for students with special needs. Both of these themes can he conceptualized as activities that are important...
Compensatory Education Case Study
Anna is a 13-year-old resident of the __________ District ("the District") who has a learning disability and is eligible for special education and related services. She was initially found to have poor motor skills during kindergarten eligibility screening...
Don't Give Up! Practical Strategies for Challenging Collaborations
Lindsey T., third year special education consulting teacher, Pine View Elementary School:"Never again! On Friday. I talked to Samanitia about the problems my students were having with the math homework she assigns. She promised that she would have a...
Family Assessment Portfolios: A New Way to Jumpstart Family/School Collaboration
"What can I do to help the new IEP team members get to know my child?""Can I help my son's new teacher understand his idiosyncratic ways of communicating?""Can we help parents share their perceptions about their daughter's strengths, needs, and dreams?"Many...
Including Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities in Extracurricular and Community Recreation Activities: Steps to Success
Recreation and leisure activities play a vital role in all our lives, and educators have long recognized that such activities are an important instructional emphasis for students with moderate and severe disabilities (Bambara, Browder, & Koger. 2006;...
Interventions for Increasing the Academic Engagement of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Classrooms
Joseph, a student with autism in Ms. Mendez's inclusion kindergarten class, experienced difficulty attending during group activities. He spent a significant amount of time looking at his Hands and quoting parts of his favorite videos. Attempts to engage...
Road to Success: Helping Young Adults with Learning Disabilities Plan and Prepare for Employment
Road to Success is an innovative curricular offering for adolescents with learning disabilities (LD) as they transition from school to employment or postsecondary educational settings. Road to Success, using efficacious instructional methods as suggested...
State of the Journals
This is our sixth annual "State of the Journal" message as coeditors of TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC), and our third to include TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus (TECPlus), the online extension of TEC. We are pleased to have this annual opportunity...
Video Modeling Strategies to Enhance Appropriate Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Since September, Suzan, a special educator, had been working on communication and socialization skills with John, one of her students who was diagnosed with autism. Suzan recognized that John had made little progress over the first 3 months of school...
What Does the Law Say?
1. Both the Cramer & Stivers and the Rice et al. articles in this issue concern collaborative teaching models and strategies for special educators. Does NCLB's "highly qualified teacher" requirement apply to special educators participating in such...