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Ziegler, Maureen; Matthews, Amy; Mayberry, Margie; Owen-DeSchryver, Jamie; Carter, Erik W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Peer relationships are just as important for students with autism, intellectual disability, and other developmental disabilities. Through their interactions with peers across the school day, students develop new skills, encounter new perspectives, access needed supports, find camaraderie, develop social capital, learn prevailing norms, and elevate…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Students with Disabilities, Interaction, Friendship
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Sipila-Thomas, Emma S.; Cho, Eunsoo; Brodhead, Matthew T. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Homework is a task that teachers assign to students that is typically completed outside of class time to supplement in-school academic activities (Olympia et al., 1994) and has demonstrated to have positive effects on academic achievement (H. Cooper et al., 2006). There are many benefits of homework on student learning. Unfortunately, not all…
Descriptors: Self Control, Learning Strategies, Homework, Students with Disabilities
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Hovland, Jessica B. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
The ability to read independently is essential for success in high school, college, and most careers. Students with disabilities must be able to comprehend literally and inferentially to meet the demands of the general education curriculum and navigate the complex political, social, and economic environment of the 21st century (King- Sears &…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Comprehension
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Urbani, Jacquelyn M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Dialogic reading (DR) is an intervention that aims to further students' expressive language development (Flynn, 2011; Towson et al., 2017). Specifically, DR occurs in small groups to afford students the opportunity to engage in active discussion and uses the same book for multiple readings and retellings. Because multiple research studies have…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Intervention, Expressive Language, Small Group Instruction
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Bhana, Naima; McNaughton, David; Raulston, Tracy; Ousley, Ciara – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Providing support to a child with complex communication needs during shared storybook reading activities can be challenging. Storybooks often contain specific vocabulary items (e.g., character names) that are key to conversations about the story but would be difficult to add and of limited long-term use in an augmentative and alternative…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Childrens Literature, Books, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Patterson, Dawn R.; Hicks, S. Christy – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
As educators of students with autism, many teachers recognize that the day-to-day instruction is helping students learn skills to improve their quality of life, for today and in the long term. For those who teach young students, it may be difficult to project that far into the future; however, the reality is that educators want students with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mathematics Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Gross, Kelly M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Content literacy is necessary for students to be successful in meeting the National Core Arts Standards in the areas of creating, presenting, responding, and connecting. Art educators can with work special educators to support students with disabilities to develop disciplinary literacy using an adapted before-during-after (B-D-A) content literacy…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Art Education, Art Teachers, Special Education
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Becker, Patricia A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
To serve children with language impairments (LI), speech language pathologists and other educators need approaches supported by evidence (Hoffman et al., 2013). In evidence-based practice (EBP), educators integrate children's needs, strengths, interests, and preferences with research and expertise (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Impairments, Literacy Education, Visual Arts
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Farrand, Kathleen M.; Deeg, Megan Troxel – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Dramatic inquiry is an arts-based method for exploring curricular goals in real and fictional contexts created in the classroom. Students and teachers collaborate as they explore possible solutions to inquiry questions to make meaning. Dramatic inquiry promotes inclusion by encouraging the use of tools and multiple modes for demonstrating…
Descriptors: Dramatics, Educational Research, Inquiry, Teacher Student Relationship
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Walkup-Amos, Taylor – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Music classrooms are diverse and joyful; however, it can be challenging for music teachers to meet the needs of all students. One approach to enhancing the music learning of students with disabilities is to use peer-assisted learning strategies. The purpose of this article is to describe the benefits of peer-assisted learning for students with and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Music Education, Peer Teaching, Learning Strategies
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Rice, Mary F.; Dunn, Michael – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Children with disabilities from diverse backgrounds sometimes face additional challenges with psychomotor skills (e.g., handwriting, typing), but many are linked to of lack positive experiences generating and organizing ideas (McBride, 2015). Some children do not feel they have ideas at all, and others do not think their ideas will be appreciated…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills, Writing Instruction
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Teachers and parents often find special education law complex and confusing. As one step for a basic foundation in special education law, a previous "TEACHING Exceptional Children" article (Zirkel, 2005) provided a snapshot of the "top five case concepts" based on 10 decisions from the Supreme Court. Each of these decisions…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Disabilities
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Zimmermann, Leah M.; Reed, Deborah K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
The ability to comprehend informational texts is critical to students' academic success in a range of content areas. However, informational texts pose challenges to the reading comprehension of adolescents with or at risk for learning disabilities (LD). One such challenge is the use of multiple text structures in a single text. Text structure…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students, Adolescents
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Chow, Jason C.; Walters, Sharon; Hollo, Alexandra – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
For all children and youth, language underpins success in academic, social, and behavioral interactions. For students with language deficits, even seemingly simple tasks can be challenging and frustrating. Perhaps not surprising, children with language deficits often exhibit high rates of problem behavior, and children with behavior disorders tend…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Language Skills
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Ackerman, Kera B.; Samudre, Mark; Allday, R. Allan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
When a student exhibits challenging classroom behaviors that are resistant to traditional classroom management systems, his/her individualized education program (IEP) team conducts a functional behavior assessment (FBA). The FBA process is a series of assessments designed to identify the function of the student's behavior. This is done by…
Descriptors: Token Economy, Behavior Modification, Reinforcement, Student Behavior
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