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Sam, Ann M.; Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Waters, Victoria – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Educators continually encounter new challenges that require different tools or ways to utilize current tools in novel ways. Common challenges when working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may include addressing interfering behavior, developing communication systems, increasing social opportunities for students, and addressing…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Smith, Sean J.; Basham, James D. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
With the growth in blended and fully online K-12 instruction, all students, including those with disabilities, are finding online learning a viable option to address learner variability. Personalized learning or the individualized education program appears to align well with the many features of blended and fully online instruction. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rotter, Kathleen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2004
This article explains how to use the "Jeopardy!" game format both to assess student knowledge and reinforce critical information. It first considers problems with use of the standard game with students who have mild disabilities, then offers suggested modifications to the game to increase its instructional effectiveness. (Contains references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Richardson, Brent G.; Shupe, Margery J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article identifies questions and strategies to help teachers become more self-aware regarding their interactions with students with behavioral and emotional disorders. Strategies address: (1) identifying and defusing emotional triggers; (2) shifting focus; (3) reducing burnout and nurturing teacher mental health; (4) assessing ability to use…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Reflective Teaching
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Glaeser, Barbara C.; Pierson, Melinda R.; Fritschmann, Nanette – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article describes use of "comic strip conversations," a type of social story adapted for younger students or those with limited verbal communication skills. It utilizes simple symbols, stick figures, and color to identify key elements of a social interaction. Three steps to implementing the technique are explained and illustrated with…
Descriptors: Aggression, Autism, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders
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Kleinheksel, Karen A.; Summy, Sarah E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article on using mnemonics with students having learning and behavior problems first offers a case study of a 7th grade student and then describes the letter strategy, the keyword mnemonic method, and the pegword method. Seven steps for implementing mnemonic strategies are offered. An inset reviews the research literature on using mnemonic…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 7
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Forness, Steven R.; Walker, Hill M.; Kavale, Kenneth A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article for teachers provides basic information on psychiatric disorders and treatments. It covers oppositional defiant and conduct disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression or other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, and autistic spectrum disorders. Insets provide additional…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism, Behavior Disorders
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Ryan, Amanda L.; Halsey, Heather N.; Matthews, William J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article presents a rationale for the functional behavioral assessment (FBA) approach to solving behavior problems in the classroom as well as FBA components and applications. The paper notes advantages of FBA as well as legal and ethical reasons for using FBA. A case study illustrates use of FBA within a four-stage decision-making framework.…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making
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Rao, Shridevi; Hoyer, Lynn; Meehan, Kirsten; Young, Lisa; Guerrera, Anthony – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article shows how teachers can implement behavioral observation and assessment using a structured rubric narrative log format to understand a student's problem behaviors and find ways to encourage more positive behavior. Advantages of narrative observations for functional behavioral assessments are specified and include exploring one's own…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Shippen, Margaret E.; Simpson, Robert G.; Crites, Steven A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article provides guidance on the use of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) techniques to identify the function of problem behaviors by recording antecedents and consequences of each behavior. It includes a case study illustrating application of FBA as well as a sample form for recording observations, developing a behavioral hypothesis,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Prater, Mary Anne – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
Strategies to help students with disabilities succeed in inclusive classrooms are explained using several mnemonics. These include 14 steps to modify the learning environment by using a SHE WILL SUCCEED mnemonic and examining the classroom by using a CRIME mnemonic (Curriculum, Rules, Instruction, Materials, and Environment). (Contains…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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Hall, Elizabeth Wikfors; Salmon, Susan J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article discusses how teachers can familiarize their students, with and without disabilities, with rubric terminology and the use of rubrics. It addresses why rubrics should be used, designing a rubric, and current uses of rubrics. A chocolate chip cookie rubric is provided as an example. (Contains 7 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inclusive Schools
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Williams, Carl B.; Finnegan, Margaret – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article dispels myths about deafness and provides teachers with a list of academic accommodations for students who are deaf. The accommodations primarily emphasize the visual aspects of communication that are important when teaching students irrespective of their level of hearing loss. World Wide Web resources are also provided. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Deafness
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Baxendell, Brad W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article discusses how common graphic organizers can be used in inclusive classrooms to benefit learners who have difficulty organizing information. Guiding principles for effective graphic organizers are provided and types of graphic organizers are described, including: cause-and effect, sequence charts, main-idea-and-detail, Venn diagram,…
Descriptors: Charts, Disabilities, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smith, Robin M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This article explores ways that teachers can build competence in students who have difficulties in communicating with others, rather than focus on their deficits. Tips include ways to interpret body language, encourage group membership, ways to influence student behavior, and ways to encourage communication and independent decision making by…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Articulation Impairments, Body Language, Decision Making
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