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Giordano, Gerard – Preventing School Failure, 1990
Strategies are presented for dealing with factors that can be responsible for failure in mathematical problem solving. The suggestions include personalization of verbal problems, thematic strands based on student interests, visual representation, a laboratory approach, and paraphrasing. (JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction
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Ellsworth, Nancy J. – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1990
The computer can be a powerful tool to help students who are having difficulty learning the skills of prewriting, composition, revision, and editing. Specific software is suggested for each phase, as well as for classroom publishing. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Editing
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Rittenhouse, Robert K.; Kenyon, Patricia L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1990
Twenty hearing-impaired adolescents were taught idiomatic expressions using captioned videotape presentations followed by classroom discussion, or by extended classroom discussions. Improvement in understanding idioms was significantly greater under the videotape method. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Hearing Impairments, Idioms, Instructional Effectiveness
Exceptional Parent, 1991
Thirty national recreation organizations serving individuals with disabilities are listed, along with addresses and telephone numbers. Sample recreational activities covered include Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, various wheelchair sports, skiing, golfing, and horticultural therapy. (JDD)
Descriptors: Athletics, Disabilities, National Organizations, Outdoor Activities
Passow, A. Harry; Schiff, Jacob H. – Gifted Education International, 1991
This paper describes world perspectives on gifted education, focusing on definitions, identification procedures, and attitudes. It then examines key areas in gifted education that require further clarification and rigorous examination. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Bauer, Anne M. – Behavioral Disorders, 1991
This article reviews the literature on children prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol, the potential impact on the educational and social services systems, and implications for programing for children identified as behaviorally disordered. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Behavior Disorders, Congenital Impairments, Drug Abuse
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Brunquell, Phillip J. – Infants and Young Children, 1994
This paper discusses what epilepsy is and what it is not, defines types of epileptic seizures, identifies epilepsy syndromes, discusses antiepileptic drugs, describes seizure surgery, and examines issues of quality of life. (JDD)
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Epilepsy, Quality of Life, Seizures
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Baker, Eva L.; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1994
This article describes performance-based assessment as expounded by its proponents, comments on these conceptions, reviews evidence regarding the technical quality of performance-based assessment, and considers its validity under various policy options. (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Correa, Vivian; Tulbert, Beth – Preventing School Failure, 1991
Characteristics of culturally diverse students are discussed in terms of language, culture, and socioeconomic factors. Meeting the educational needs of culturally diverse students can involve interactive teaming of professionals; parent involvement; and providing appropriate services, assessment, curriculum, and instruction. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Limited English Speaking
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Platt, Jennifer M.; Janeczko, Donna – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
This article presents adaptations for teaching art to students with disabilities. Various techniques, methods, and materials are described by category of disability, including students with mental disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and physical disabilities. (JDD)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Materials, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stuart, Judy L. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
A self-contained class of students with mild to moderate disabilities published a monthly newsletter which was distributed to students' families. Students became involved in writing, typing, drawing, folding, basic editing, and disseminating. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, News Writing, Newsletters
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Legrand, Colette – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1989
This paper describes computer-aided cognitive rehabilitation for mentally deficient persons. It lists motor, cognitive, emotional, and educational prerequisites to such rehabilitation and states advantages and disadvantages in using the prerequisites. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Developmental Tasks, Learning Readiness, Mental Retardation
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McCabe, Marjorie; And Others – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1993
Three case studies are presented that highlight problem scenarios relating to beginning special education intern teachers and explain how the teachers attained success. The cases focus on classroom management, adaptation of the core curriculum, and knowledge of instructional practices. (JDD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques
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Vauras, Marja; And Others – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1993
This critique of Edwin Ellis's Integrative Strategy Instruction model comments that analyses are needed concerning the mutual social adaptations of differently disposed (cognitively, motivationally, and emotionally) students with learning disabilities and teachers within the social frames of learning environments. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cognitive Processes, Course Content, Integrated Activities
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Nippold, Marilyn A. – Topics in Language Disorders, 1994
This article reviews the developmental literature in spoken persuasion and discusses implications for assessment and intervention with students with language-learning disorders, in terms of persuading others, analyzing persuasive appeals, and responding to persuasive appeals. (JDD)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Expressive Language
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