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Ferguson, Phil – 2001
Part of a series on critical issues in urban education, this booklet discusses the need to incorporate discussions of the meaning and experience of disabilities into the course of study for all children. Eight reasons why educators should teach about disabilities are presented and 17 ways to infuse disabilities into curriculum across age levels…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Class Activities, Curriculum
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Hobbs, Tim; Bruch, Lori; Sanko, John; Astolfi, Cheryl – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article discusses strategies for encouraging children with and without disabilities to have fun together and learn with computers, the rationale and benefits of inclusive computer play, and the outcomes of a study in which children engaged in inclusive computer play. Recommendations for materials, grouping, and scheduling are provided.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN. – 2001
This manual provides basic information for teachers and others who are interested in helping children learn about different disabilities. Each section includes information about a particular disability and answers questions that children might have about the disability. The first section addresses visual impairments and contains information on…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes
Guralnick, Michael J., Ed. – 2001
Early childhood inclusion is a field characterized by a philosophy and practice that encourages full participation of children with disabilities and their families in everyday activities with their typically developing peers. Noting that success in inclusion endeavors requires substantial changes in the way our society thinks, feels, and acts,…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Change Strategies, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
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Pavri, Shireen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article describes the phenomenon of loneliness and its incidence in children with disabilities, and suggests techniques for detecting and dealing with loneliness at school. Interventions include social skills training, creating opportunities for social interaction, creating an accepting classroom climate, teaching adequate coping strategies,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Coping, Disabilities
Dell, Susan J.; McNerney, Peg – 1999
This booklet offers learning activities for children with disabilities grouped into art activities, activities that encourage interaction, and activities that encourage movement. The activities emphasize touch, smell, sight, and hearing to allow children to utilize their strongest senses. Each activity is presented with possible goals, materials,…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Games
Halle, James W.; And Others – 1991
This manual describes a physical fitness program for students with moderate and severe disabilities, which has as additional goals integration with nondisabled peers and improved attitudes of nondisabled peers toward students with disabilities. The first section presents background information, describes the program's development, and presents the…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities
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Grigal, Meg – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1998
Encourages teachers to identify existing natural supports to assist students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Natural support categories and strategies include staff member roles, curriculum and instruction, time factors, space utilization, parents, and peers. The importance of the teacher's creativity in making inclusion work is…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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Cooper, Carolyn S.; McEvoy, Mary A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1996
Group friendship activities can help young children with disabilities in preschool programs develop social skills. Suggestions for successful implementation address the size of the group, activity length, choice of activity, selecting expressions of friendship, and participation of individual children. (DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Friendship
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T. – Focus on Exceptional Children, 1996
Discusses the positive value of conflicts and describes a six-step program, Teaching Students To Be Peacemakers, that instructs students in how to negotiate and mediate conflicts. Reviews research on the effectiveness of the program and the benefits of self-regulation for school discipline programs. Provides steps on how to structure academic…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Discipline
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Stainback, William; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
This article suggests specific strategies to prevent rejection and isolation and encourage interactions when students with disabilities are integrated into general education classes. Teachers are encouraged to foster proximity, teach peer support and friendship skills, foster respect for individual differences, and provide a positive model. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Friendship
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Fad, Kathleen S. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1990
This article discusses social behaviors related to success in school and offers practical suggestions for helping students with social-behavioral deficits to master them. Skills and subskills relating to peer relationships, work habits, and general coping are discussed. A teacher rating scale for assessing these skills is included. (PB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Coping, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kauffman, James M.; And Others – Focus on Exceptional Children, 1986
Relationships among teachers, exceptional children, and their peers should be considered when determining causes of misbehavior and the strategies to correct them. Checklists outline possible teacher and student behaviors which contribute to student misbehavior, and such interventions as independent, dependent, and interdependent group…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques
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Appl, Dolores J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1996
An early childhood special education program to foster appreciation of diversity is described. Suggestions are offered for ways to use books and activities to celebrate diversity. Sociograms before and after the program indicated improved attitudes by most children toward peers of diverse colors, cultures, and backgrounds. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Disabilities
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English, Kris; And Others – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1996
This article describes an 11-step "buddy" skills training procedure that helps children in an inclusive preschool work and play together more cooperatively. Steps include initial assessment, sensitization, peer training, implementation, positive reinforcement, evaluation, targeting specific interaction skills, teaching interaction…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools
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