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Morano, Stephanie – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Retrieval practice may be a good fit for the needs of students with learning disability (LD) because it improves academic performance by strengthening memory (Roediger & Butler, 2011). Memory deficits are a central characteristic of LD and are linked to performance in both academic and cognitive areas (Toffalini, Giofrè, & Cornoldi, 2017).…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Retention (Psychology), Transfer of Training, Students with Disabilities
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Fowler, Susan A.; Coleman, Mary Ruth B.; Bogdan, William K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
The "State of the Special Education Profession" survey was commissioned by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Pioneers Division and supported by CEC. It provides a current snapshot of the state of the special education profession and serves as a foundation for CEC leadership and program development. The goal of the survey is to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Individualized Education Programs
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Brum, Christopher; Hall, Laura J.; Reutebuch, Colleen; Perkins, Yolanda – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Maintaining a focus on reading comprehension is essential for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as some will still need to develop this skill during their high school years. Two evidence-based approaches for reading comprehension for high school students with ASD are Alternate Achievement Literacy (AAL) and Collaborative Strategic…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, High School Students, Autism
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Powell, Sarah R.; Stevens, Elizabeth A.; Hughes, Elizabeth M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Many educators use informal math language to make the content more accessible for middle school students, yet this use of informal language may have unintended consequences. Informal language may hinder students' development of a deep math lexicon and understanding of concepts and procedures across grade levels. Becoming proficient with math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Language Usage
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Johnston, Susan S.; O'Keeffe, Breda V.; Stokes, Kristen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
The ability to use written language to communicate receptively (i.e., reading) and expressively (i.e., writing) is important in school, work, and independent living. Students who struggle early with reading have difficulty catching up with their peers as they move through school and in academic areas that rely on reading proficiency. Individuals…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Physical Disabilities, Written Language, Reading Instruction
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Bullock, Jennifer – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
What do special education practitioners want to learn and how do they want to learn it? These questions drove a recent Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey that revealed important insights that are already helping CEC tailor its programs to mirror the needs of practitioners across the field of…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Preferences, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development
Swanson, Elizabeth; Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
When students read more, vocabulary knowledge increases (Cunningham & Stanovich, 2003; Krashen, 2004). Out of every 100 unknown words that students encounter while reading, they learn an average of 15 of them from text alone (Swanborn & de Glopper, 1999). In addition, as students age, they are more likely to infer word meanings, indicating…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Malone, Amelia S. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
This article describes the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity, which articulates seven principles for evaluating and building intervention intensity based upon research. The Taxonomy's seven dimensions of intensity are strength, dosage, alignment, attention to transfer, comprehensiveness, behavioral support, and individualization (see Table 1). In…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Difficulty Level
Foegen, Anne; Stecker, Pamela M.; Genareo, Vincent R.; Lyons, Renée; Olson, Jeannette R.; Simpson, Amber; Romig, John Elwood; Jones, Rachel – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Research supports special educators' use of progress-monitoring data for instructional decision-making purposes as an evidence-based practice for improving student achievement. This article describes the Professional Development for Algebra Progress Monitoring (PD-APM) system. PD-APM, is an online system that includes two "hubs" that…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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Baker, Doris Luft; Santoro, Lana; Ware, Sharon; Cuéllar, Delis; Oldham, Ashley; Cuticelli, Maritherese; Coyne, Michael D.; Loftus-Rattan, Susan; McCoach, Betsy – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Teachers may feel uncertain about how to ensure that all students, including students with identified disabilities, those at risk for learning disabilities, and English learners, achieve the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in vocabulary. At the same time, they are also searching for practical, concrete ideas for incorporating the CCSS in the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Vocabulary Development, Learning Disabilities
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Tobin, Catherine E.; Simpson, Richard – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Behavior management remains one of the most significant challenges faced by classroom personnel. One relatively novel and promising management approach involves the use of "Consequence Maps". In this article we discuss the use of this method, including its application and evaluation. A case study of a six-year-old boy in a self-contained special…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Teaching Methods, Teachers, Case Studies
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Whitby, Peggy J. S.; Leininger, Mark L.; Grillo, Kelly – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Whiteboard technology has become commonplace in the inclusive classroom and has the potential to merge traditional teaching pedagogy with the technological age. However, teachers report little training on how to incorporate whiteboards into lesson planning. The number of students with disabilities educated in the general education setting has…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Legere, Elizabeth J.; Conca, Lydia M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Within a short time span, response to intervention (RTI) has altered how educators serve students with reading difficulties. Its impact is most evident at the primary level, where the focus is on limiting referrals to special education by preventing reading difficulties. Educators have paid less attention to exploring how to use RTI with older…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Individualized Reading, Learning Disabilities
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Smith-D'Arezzo, Wendy M.; Moore-Thomas, Cheryl – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Children's books with characters that have disabilities have been touted as an avenue to introduce children to their peers with disabilities. Children's literature specialists have suggested that the use of these books may result in a more positive attitude on the part of children without disabilities toward their peers with disabilities. Working…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Pavri, Shireen – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
This article examines the application of the popular Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to the early identification and service delivery for students with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties in schools. The article begins with an explanation of the RTI model as applied to the social behavior domain, based on the empirical research…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Social Behavior, Focus Groups
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