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Kolb, Sharon M.; Griffith, Amy C. Stevens – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
One goal parents and educators should have is to help children become assertive and emotionally intelligent individuals. In furthering this goal, it helps to have an understanding of the three basic communication styles: (1) passive; (2) aggressive; and (3) assertive. Because communication is most effective when a message is delivered assertively,…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Student Empowerment, Role Playing, Assertiveness
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Harte, Helene Arbouet – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Parents can share their unique knowledge of their children's needs, strengths, and interests with educators to facilitate learning in both the home and at school. Parents can communicate their knowledge in a variety of ways. One of these ways is photovoice, or photographs paired with interviews. The purpose of this study is to determine some of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Parents, Disabilities
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Skau, Lauren; Cascella, Paul W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Many young children have speech or language disorders or delays that require the coordinated services of a preschool intervention team. Young children with delayed talking skills benefit when their parents and their preschool teachers collaborate to include assistive technology in home and preschool routines. Assistive technology for communication…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Language Impairments, Young Children, Educational Technology
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Rao, Shaila M.; Gagie, Brenda – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Autism is a life-long, complex developmental disorder that causes impairment in the way individuals process information. Autism belongs to heterogeneous categories of developmental disabilities where neurological disorders lead to deficits in a child's ability to communicate, understand language, play, develop social skills, and relate to others.…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Communication Skills
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Simpson, Cynthia G.; Swicegood, Philip R.; Gaus, Mark D. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
With the recent rise of childhood obesity, teaching children with developmental disabilities about healthful lifestyle choices has important implications for special educators. Designing instructional interventions for children with developmental disabilities in the areas of nutrition and weight management poses challenges to educators, who must…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Obesity, Nutrition, Developmental Disabilities
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Madaus, Joseph W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
Discussion of college foreign language requirements for students with learning disabilities considers how foreign language courses affect college admission, foreign language as a college graduation requirement, variations in how colleges determine course substitutions, and useful documentation for the substitution process. Insets list suggested…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Admission, College Bound Students, High Schools
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Lytle, Rebecca K.; Bordin, Judith – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article discusses practical strategies to assist parents in becoming a more inclusive part of the Individualized Education Program process. Characteristics of effective teams are provided, and strategies are listed for providing social support, increasing distinctiveness, ensuring fairness, providing a sense of similarity, and for enhancing…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Individualized Education Programs
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Flint, Lori J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article presents examples of gifted children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and discusses the difficulties in identifying these students. Characteristics of gifted students who have ADHD are listed, the link between creativity and ADHD is examined, and strategies for parents and educators are provided. (Contains…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Attention Deficit Disorders, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Bursuck, William; Epstein, Michael H.; Polloway, Edward – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Discusses parent-teacher communication problems, factors that contribute to homework-communication problems, and strategies that the whole school community can use to ensure parent involvement in the homework assignments of children with high-incidence disabilities. Focus-group recommended strategies are provided for teachers, parents,…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework
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Saint-Laurent, Lise; Giasson, Jocelyne; Couture, Carole – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes a program for parents and preschool teachers that has produced positive results in emergent reading behaviors in young children with developmental disabilities. Essential program elements include parents as literacy role models, frequent and regular exploration of print, interactions with adults in reading situations, and family…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy
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Menlove, Martell – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1996
This article offers a systematically organized series of questions to identify funding sources for assistive technology for students with disabilities. A decision tree links the questions with funding sources. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Check Lists, Decision Making, Disabilities
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Mims, Aquilla; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
The value of homework for students with disabilities is examined, focusing on the relationship between the stages of learning (acquisition, proficiency, maintenance, and generalization) and the responsibilities of supervising individuals (special and regular education teachers and parents). Suggestions for effective use of homework assignments are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Instructional Effectiveness
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Rowland, Bobbie H.; Robinson, Bryan E. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
This article discusses the phenomenon of "latchkey kids" with disabilities and the shortage of after-school care options for children with special needs. General factors for consideration in the complexity of child care needs are discussed by way of an introduction to the following four articles. (PB)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Parents
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Coleman, Mick; Apts, Sherry – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
This article explores potential risks faced by children with disabilities who are left at home alone. The importance of assessing children's needs and skills for safely staying home alone is stressed and suggestions offered for concepts to teach children, alternate methods of supervision, and other practical concerns. (PB)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Koblinsky, Sally A.; Todd, Christine M. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
Survival skills instruction for latchkey kids with special needs is discussed. Methods for cultivation of skills pertaining to physical well-being, accident prevention, emergency procedures, healthy lifestyles, and mental, social and emotional well-being are described. Sources of model programs and curriculum materials for self-care skills…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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