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Hundt, Theresa A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This article examines assessment practices for young children with disabilities and establishes how videotaping can effectively supplement traditional methods. It shows how teachers can use videotaping to involve parents in the process of monitoring the objectives in Individualized Education Programs and to increase parent awareness of their…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods
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Lock, Robin H.; Carlson, Dawn M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2000
This article describes how a group of elementary teachers set out to master their instructional software to turn the collection into an effective aid for enabling the success of students with and without disabilities. It discusses planning for systematic intervention and positive outcomes through the use of computer programs. (Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
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Symington, Lois; Stanger, Carol – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2000
This article describes how the East Tennessee Technology Access Center is coordinating the use of new computer math programs designed for elementary children with and without disabilities. The use of the computer software to develop math skills, improve literacy, and increase the independence of students with disabilities is discussed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
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Morgan, Robert L.; Ellerd, David A.; Gerity, Brent P.; Blair, Rebecca J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2000
This article describes how educators can use motion video on CD-ROM to provide more information to youth on employment and to represent the complexity of employment environments. The Youth Employment Selections program for helping students and adults with disabilities to understand critical attributes of many jobs is profiled. (Contains…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Exploration, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
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Webb, Barbara J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2000
This article describes how to organize site-based assistive technology packages, determine students' assistive technology needs, and obtain and use the appropriate technology. An assistive technology package worksheet sample and a student worksheet sample are included, along with a list of assistive technology resources on the Web. (Contains…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
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Kay, Pamela J.; Fitzgerald, Martha – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes the action research process and provides practical guidelines for using the process to improve the education of children with disabilities and increase parental involvement. Laying the groundwork for action research, recruiting parents to participate in the research, and involving parents in each step are discussed. (CR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sodac, David G. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
This article describes a high school club for students with and without disabilities that was established to promote constructive social relationships through an after-school club format and to develop students' self-confidence, social acceptance, and peer interaction opportunities. The membership, meetings, officers, and activities of the club…
Descriptors: Disabilities, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Acceptance
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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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Miner, Craig A.; Bates, Paul E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes a person-centered planning approach for involving students with disabilities and their families in the transition planning process. Components of person-centered planning are discussed, including development of a personal profile, identification of future lifestyle preferences, action steps and responsible parties, and necessary changes…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Family Involvement
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Castaneda, Lupe; Sherrill, Claudine – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes how two disability sports programs, Little League Baseball's Challenger Division and TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer), are being implemented in Arlington, Texas. Both programs are intended to include children and youth with physical or mental disabilities and to increase family involvement. Summarized are game rules, outcomes…
Descriptors: Athletics, Baseball, Competition, Disabilities