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Lenz, Keith; Graner, Patricia; Adams, Gary – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article describes the Learning Express-Ways Communication System. The system consists of a folder containing printed sections within which a student records his schedule, information about courses and life goals, learning preferences, strengths and challenges, and academic support system. Weekly, the student comments on progress and then the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Dialog Journals, Disabilities
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Maroney, Sharon A.; Finson, Kevin D.; Beaver, John B.; Jensen, Mary M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article describes an inquiry-based science project, presents the professional development that supported it, gives recommendations to teachers of inclusive classrooms, and provides a practical checklist for program assessment. A list of teacher characteristics recommended for the inquiry approach is also provided, along with classroom design…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Check Lists, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment
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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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Matlock, Linda; Fielder, Kay; Walsh, Dawn – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article links standards-based goals and objectives to district standards using three cornerstones: the development of one belief system, a common understanding of the district's standards, and the development of a working relationship with general education. A district-wide model project of accountability for students with disabilities is…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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McDonald, Linda; And Others – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1996
This article provides strategies for improving parent information sessions and engaging parents in the support of their children's (including children with disabilities) education. Strategies include using parent-friendly teaching materials, scheduling meetings for family convenience, maintaining a comfortable atmosphere, and providing…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Home Visits, Information Transfer
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Ellsworth, J'Anne – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1996
This article discusses using "PEPSI", a screening and programming method that evaluates the physical, emotional, philosophical, social, and intellectual levels of development in children with disabilities. The steps in the PEPSI screening process are described and a case study is provided. A chart depicting indicators in teaching respect for self…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Disabilities
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Mittag, Kathleen Cage; Van Reusen, Anthony K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Describes the use of a variety of strategies to teach estimation and other mathematics concepts in an inclusive urban fifth-grade classroom. The collaborative program (involving the teacher, the mathematics consultant, and the special-education consultant) utilized cooperative learning, estimation techniques, calculators, graphic organizers, links…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Estimation (Mathematics), Grade 5, Inclusive Schools
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Hughes, Carolyn; Guth, Carol; Hall, Stacey; Presley, Judith; Dye, Marilee; Byers, Corie – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Describes the metropolitan Nashville Peer Buddy Program, a high school program that attempts to remove scheduling barriers to inclusion by providing daily class times in which participating general-education and special-education students may interact. Seven steps to starting a peer-buddy program are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, High Schools, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Relationship
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Riley, Tracy L.; Karnes, Frances A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Describes and provides contact information for different competitions for students with disabilities in the arts, service learning and leadership, and academics. Discusses the benefits of competitions, including enhancement of learning skills, development of social skills, and development of lifelong interests. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Activities, Competition, Disabilities
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