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Shaw, Steven R.; Yingst, Christine A. – Diagnostique, 1992
This overview of traumatic brain injuries discusses (1) incidence and prevalence; (2) characteristics; (3) the recovery process; and (4) educational/medical assessment, including premorbid functioning, current functioning, educationally relevant medical issues, and amount and type of family support. (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Head Injuries
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Shannon, Ted R.; Polloway, Edward A. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1993
Middle school students with learning disabilities were successfully taught the COPS monitoring strategy to revise and correct writing mistakes. Steps in the strategy include capitalization of appropriate letters, overall appearance of paper, punctuation used correctly, and spelling accuracy. (JDD)
Descriptors: Error Correction, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities
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Coleman, Laurence J.; Cross, Tracy L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1988
Interviews with 15 gifted/talented adolescents indicated that many of them experienced giftedness as a social handicap. Some students coped with this by managing information about themselves to minimize their visibility as gifted students to others. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Coping, Gifted
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Chaney, Carolyn – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1990
This paper defines the whole language approach and identifies its strengths and weaknesses. An integrated instructional approach is recommended, balancing meaning and exposure to literature with skills instruction and practice. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Activities
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Choate, Joyce S. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1990
The initial step of a strategic process for solving mathematical problems, "studying the question," is discussed. A lesson plan for teaching students to identify and revise arithmetic problems is presented, involving directed instruction and supervised practice. (JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction
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Spooner, Fred; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1990
A nonaversive technique was used to teach a severely handicapped woman to decrease her refusals. The technique employed precision teaching via precise daily measurement strategies, environmental analysis, and a focus on building appropriate behavior. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Cooperation
Adderholdt-Elliott, Miriam; And Others – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1990
Guidelines are offered for accessing local grant and foundation monies to fund special and innovative activities in gifted education programs. Descriptions of six projects funded by grants from local foundations demonstrate the variety of projects that can be funded. (JDD)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Grants
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Hedley, Carolyn N. – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1989
Videocassettes useful in creating educational environments in the home are described, focusing specifically on the areas of parenting and living skills, literature for the primary and intermediate grades, and social studies. A list of 66 recommended videocassettes is included. (JDD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Education, Parenting Skills
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Kamps, Debra; And Others – Education and Treatment of Children, 1989
Nonhandicapped fifth-grade students conducted tutoring sessions in math, language, and reading for two elementary-aged children with autism. Results demonstrated that normal peers could effectively increase academic behaviors of autistic students through tutoring activities. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Autism, Intermediate Grades, Peer Teaching
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Burke, William H.; Burkhead, E. Jane – Education and Treatment of Children, 1989
The paper reviews the literature regarding runaway children, defines runaway youth, and discusses predisposing factors. Suggestions are offered for further research on the etiology and treatment of runaway behavior. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Children
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Camarata, Stephen; Swisher, Linda – Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 1990
Research procedures used to evaluate the intelligence of children with specific language impairment are reviewed. Almost half of the 167 studies did not include adequate descriptions of intelligence assessment. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests
Wilkins, Mary E. – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1989
A teacher of hearing-impaired students describes commercially available software for teaching sign language and finger spelling, lists sources of information about other software programs, and offers suggestions to encourage teachers to utilize computers in their classrooms. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Finger Spelling
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Laughton, Joan – Topics in Language Disorders, 1989
This paper focuses on definitions, incidence, and characteristics of the multihandicapping condition known as "learning disabled, hearing impaired," in order to provide a means of identifying these children and determining whether or not they require different teaching strategies. (JDD)
Descriptors: Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Incidence
Ness, Jean E. – Academic Therapy, 1989
Issues that face learning-disabled students and their parents during the transition from a secondary to a postsecondary setting are explored, and recommendations are offered for consideration in resolving problems during this period. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Parent Attitudes
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Brown, Jonathan R. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1989
The importance of using the standard error of measurement (SEm) in determining reliability in test scores is emphasized. The SEm is compared to the hypothetical true score for standardized tests, and procedures for calculation of the SEm are explained. (JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Error of Measurement, Scores, Standardized Tests
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