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. 1, September/October

Connecting with Families: Parents Speak Up about Preschool Services for Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A lot of schools have some political or even institutionalized attitude-which is always counterproductive. But from the top down, caring, compassion, and hopefulness was the feeling you got here.- Susan, Alumni Parent of PreschoolerAutism is a developmental...
Engaging Older Students with Reading Disabilities: Multimedia Inquiry Projects Supported by Reading Assistive Technology
Multimedia Inquiry Projects Supported by Reading Assistive TechnologyIs there a creative and engaging way for special educators to support older students with reading disabilities (RD) in inclusive classrooms? Can technology be used to promote all students'...
Helping Students with Disabilities Understand What Mathematics Means
Joey is a new second-grade student in Ms. Abernathy's class. According to Joey's IEP, one of his instructional goals is to master basic addition and subtraction facts. Ms. Abernathy decided to assess Joey's performance on these skills so that she could...
Minority Confinement in the Juvenile Justice System: Legal, Social, and Racial Factors
According to The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (1996), empirical evidence of the disproportionate arrest and confinement of African American males emerged as early as the 1960s. By the 1970s disproportionate minority confinement (DMC) among African...
Postsecondary Academies: Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College
Postsecondary education within the reach of all? Even students with disabilities? Is this such a revolutionary idea? Could this be possible for our students? How can educators make such an exemplary goal happen?Despite many barriers (see box, "What Does...
Rubrics and an Arts Integration Community of Practice
* What skills do young people cultivate while they engage in the artmaking process?* Why are these art-focused experiences a critical component of the educational experience?* In what ways is student learning a function of sustained arts exposure?* Do...
Students Meet Wilfred Gordon: Helping Students with Special Needs Understand Their Memory
Understanding how memory works is important for success in school, for all students. One way for teachers to help students with disabilities learn about memory is to use picture books and then learn strategies.Who Is Wilfred Gordon?To begin this task,...
Teaching Self-Determination: Empowered Teachers, Empowered Students
A popular term in contemporary special education circles is "empowerment," but what does it actually mean to be an empowered individual? Although many definitions exist in the literature and include such terms such as self-determination (see box, "What...
Teaching Writing Strategies to Young Students Struggling with Writing and at Risk for Behavioral Disorders: Self-Regulated Strategy Development
By fourth grade, over half of students write so poorly that their writing skills are not adequate for meeting classroom demands (Persky, Daane, & Jin, 2003). Poor writing skills place these children academically at risk, not only during the early...
Techniques for Program Support
In this issue of TEACHING Exceptional Children, we feature articles that provide exceptional learners the program supports they may need to access curriculum. We consider these techniques to be among those that have demonstrated classroom utility to...
What Does the Law Say?
1. The article by Elder-Hinshaw et al. concerns the use of assistive technology. Did IDEA 2004 make any changes with regard to local education agency (LEA) obligations for assistive technology?Aside from the new requirement for "universal design" covered...
What's in TECPlus?
Contents of Volume 2, Issue 6, September 2006Reverse Inclusion: Providing Peer Social Interaction Opportunities to Students Placed in Self-Contained Special Education ClassroomsKimberly D. SchogerAbstractThe social and academic benefits of inclusion...