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. 35, No. 2, November/December

EBooks and Accommodations
Is this the future of print accommodation? EBooks are forms of electronic text containing many features that can be classified as accommodations. The eBook itself has three different components: an eBook file, software to read the eBook, and a hardware...
Emerging Literacy through Assistive Technology
In schools today, literacy is taking on an ever-increasing role. Children as young as 3 years old are participating in a variety of literacy activities. Emergent literacy focuses on oral language, early experiences with print, picture books, and writing...
"I've Got a Palm in My Pocket"
Using Handheld Computers in an Inclusive Classroom Carlos is a very bright sixth grader. Identified as having attention deficit disorder, he had an accommodation plan that included daily medication and structure. In March, the school librarian approached...
Postsecondary Options for Students with Significant Disabilities
Danny is 18 years old and has been in high school for 4 years. He has worked on his individualized education program (IEP) goals in general education and special education classes. He has participated in community-based instruction once a week on Fridays...
Providing New Access to the General Curriculum
Universal Design for Learning What does it mean for special education students to have access to the general curriculum-especially those who have formerly been limited to special education curriculums? How can students effectively participate and make...
Reading's SLiCK with New Audio Texts and Strategies
Here's what faces new secondary students in school: * New responsibilities. * Greater learning demands. * More complex textbooks. Here's what their teachers are required to do: * Provide instruction in complex content areas. * Attempt to address all...
"R U Ready"
Helping Students Assess Their Readiness for Postsecondary Education Carlos, a student with a learning disability, failed two classes his first semester at college before seeking help from the disability resource center. DeVon, who uses a wheelchair,...
Self-Graphing to Success
Computerized Data Management Your principal has sent forth the edict: Data, data, data. Data is the word. We need data. You must gather data. So what's a teacher to do with this timeconsuming demand? How do you collect data on your students and still...
Strong Signals in the Noise: The Impact of Technology on Special Education
Most areas of professional practice have their share of noise, and special education is no exception. Highly exaggerated claims of success for new techniques and for materials which have been only superficially evaluated can be heard at almost every...
Using Technology to Enhance Cues for Children with Low Vision
Most people with visual impairments have some functional vision that they can use to facilitate their mobility and independent functioning. The term "low vision" (see box "What is Low Vision") was introduced after World War II, when a distinction from...
Widgets on the Web
Using Computer-- Based Learning Tools Wouldn't you like to know about computerized tools that are easy to use, appeal to students, help them learn abstract concepts, and can be found on the Internet? This article describes such tools. They are not big,...