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Sitlington, Patricia L. – Exceptionality, 2003
Discussion of postsecondary education as an important option in transition planning for students with disabilities considers: (1) what the law requires of postsecondary education institutions; (2) the information and documentation required at the postsecondary level; and (3) preparation for the transition to postsecondary education. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Bound Students, College Preparation, Compliance (Legal)
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deFur, Sharon H. – Exceptionality, 2003
This article presents a model for integrating transition planning into the Individualized Education Program (IEP) with a focus on developing quality student-centered strategic plans. Strategies for developing effective transition practices, following meaningful processes, and creating efficient and effective IEP products are described. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs
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Foley, Teresa E.; Cawley, John F. – Exceptionality, 2003
This article highlights many of the components of the mathematics of division that should be integral to any curriculum and instructional practice for students with disabilities. It stresses that mathematics programs must assure students will attain high levels of competency in knowing about mathematics and in doing mathematics. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Division, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Montague, Marjorie – Exceptionality, 2003
This article focuses on understanding the teaching and learning of division from a constructivist perspective. An overview of constructivism is provided, followed by a discussion of division in the context of both computation and word problem solving. Suggestions are provided for teaching students with learning disabilities using a constructivist…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Division, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Parmar, Rene S. – Exceptionality, 2003
This article presents a summary of considerations for teachers when assessing a student's understanding of division concepts. It discusses student products, student procedures and strategies, and student concepts and explanations at the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. Examples of assessment activities and possible misconceptions…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Division, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mechling, Linda C.; Gast, David L.; Barthold, Stefane' – Exceptionality, 2003
This study investigated the effectiveness of a multimedia program to teach three adolescent students with moderate intellectual disabilities to make purchases using a debit card and an automated payment machine (APM). Results indicated that the program was effective in teaching generalized operation of APMs with a debit card. (Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Consumer Education, Daily Living Skills, Instructional Effectiveness
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Nielsen, M. Elizabeth – Exceptionality, 2002
This article summarizes research findings related to the characteristics, identification, and programming for gifted students with learning disabilities. It also presents data from 2 projects that examined the identification and characteristics of this population. Research-generated recommendations are provided and the need for a continuum of…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Clinical Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Reis, Sally M.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Exceptionality, 2002
This article reviews research regarding gifted students with disabilities who underachieve. Educators are urged to determine whether underachievement stems from more serious physical, cognitive, or emotional issues, a mismatch between the student and environment, or a personal characteristic, and develop intervention strategies specifically…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Family Influence
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Baldwin, Alexinia Y. – Exceptionality, 2002
This article explores the identification of culturally diverse gifted students and provides the following suggestions: train teachers to look for gifted behaviors in different areas, use portfolios in assessments, change perceptions of innate abilities of students, recognize potential that can be developed, and recognize giftedness other than…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Logan, Kent R.; Gast, David L. – Exceptionality, 2001
This article describes the types of preference assessment procedures that have been used with individuals with profound multiple disabilities (PMD). It provides a rationale for conducting preference assessment to assist in curriculum development and describes a process for conducting preference assessments and targeting social, affective, and…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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Smith, Pamela D.; Gast, David L.; Logan, Kent R.; Jacobs, Heidi A. – Exceptionality, 2001
This article describes a process for customizing instruction for students with profound multiple disabilities that has been used to design instructional programs and maximize attainment of functional outcomes. The process focuses on collaborative teamwork and problem solving to design and implement instructional programs and includes five major…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Downing, June E. – Exceptionality, 2001
The importance of communication skills for students with the most significant disabilities is highlighted. Specific attention is paid to the need to recognize and understand unconventional means of communication. Ideas for augmenting the student's communicative efforts are provided, and the critical importance of team collaboration is emphasized.…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Communication
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Merrell, Kenneth W. – Exceptionality, 2001
This article provides an overview of some of the recent developments in assessing social skills of children, as well as best practices in conducting assessment and linking assessment to effective intervention. Naturalistic behavioral observation and behavior rating scales are proposed as first-line choices for social skills assessment. (Contains…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Loe, Scott A. – Exceptionality, 2001
This article identifies ways in which cultural discontinuities naturally occur in the schools for students from culturally diverse backgrounds and ways in which school personnel can bring about more satisfactory adjustments by directly teaching requisite skills. Recommendations include creating positive affirming environments and teaching…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Bullis, Michael; Walker, Hill M.; Sprague, Jeffrey R. – Exceptionality, 2001
This article reviews the social skills training knowledge base and describes social skills training considerations for children who are at-risk and/or display antisocial behavior at three grade levels: preschool and elementary, middle schools, and high school. Characteristics of students, composition of model social skills interventions, and…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Elementary Secondary Education
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