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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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Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Sabielny, Linsey M.; Jimenez, Eliseo D.; Miller, Megan M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Research has demonstrated that people with significant intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities can indicate clear preferences through methodologically rigorous assessments. Once preferred items have been identified, they can be used to reinforce new behaviors, which can assist in the development of a meaningful learning experience.…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Preferences, Student Needs
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Good, Chris P.; McIntosh, Kent; Gietz, Carmen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Bullying is often defined as unprovoked aggressive behavior repeatedly carried out against victims who are unable to defend themselves. Children and youth who engage in bullying behavior may have a physical advantage, higher social status, or power in numbers, whereas those who are targeted by bullies are likely to be solitary, smaller in stature,…
Descriptors: Social Status, Bullying, Aggression, Physical Disabilities
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Angell, Maureen E.; Stoner, Julia B.; Fulk, Barbara M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Essentially, the goal of the P-16 educational process is to teach students to become self-determined adults. Unfortunately, educational systems sometimes fail in addressing these factors and in educating students with various disabilities in the area of self-determination. In this article, the authors present the major findings that emerged from…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Impairments, Teaching Methods
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McDowell, Carol – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2010
Music-education majors often struggle when making classroom and curricular modifications for their lesson plans during their university coursework. This article offers behavioral, curricular, environmental, motivational, organizational, and presentational strategies for planning instruction for various disabilities in the music classroom.…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Zambo, Debby M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Students with physical disabilities face challenges because of the way they look, communicate, or behave. What children see--the visual--is often central to what they think, and in today's world the thinking of adolescents is being influenced by images more than ever before. Both still and moving images are capturing the attention of adolescents…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Adolescents, Visual Literacy, Children
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Russell, Michael; Hoffmann, Thomas; Higgins, Jennifer – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Students with disabilities and special needs have faced challenges in accessing educational content, and in taking traditional pen-and-paper tests. How might technology improve the process, while making statewide tests truly accessible to all students? NimbleTools is the first computer-based test delivery system that incorporates principles of…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Test Items, Computer Assisted Testing, Disabilities
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Ratliffe, Katherine T.; Sanekane, Cindy – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Conductive education (CE) is an intensive, holistic approach to the education of people with physical disabilities that recognizes that teaching and learning are related to the emotional, cognitive, and physical aspects of individuals. Despite its popularity in the United States and throughout the world, research has not demonstrated a clear…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Family Attitudes, Holistic Approach, Intervention
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Russell, Carol L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
When you see someone in a wheelchair, what do you see first: the wheelchair, the physical disability, or the person? Do you find yourself using phrases such as "wheelchair bound," "confined to a wheelchair," "handicapped," or even terms such as "blind as a bat" or "crippled?" If so, you may need to…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Disabilities
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Williams, Krista; Poel, Elissa Wolfe – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2006
The Self-Administered Tool for Awareness and Relaxation (STAR) is a stress management strategy designed to facilitate awareness of the physical, mental, emotional, and physiological effects of stress through the interconnectedness of the brain, body, and emotions. The purpose of this article is to present a stress-management model for teachers,…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Teacher Burnout, Special Education Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Missiuna, Cheryl; Rivard, Lisa; Pollock, Nancy – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2004
Handwriting problems are readily apparent to classroom teachers but may be only the tip of the iceberg for children who have significant coordination difficulties. School is a daily frustration for these children as their finished work does not reflect their abilities, they struggle with the simplest of tasks and are victimized by their peers.…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Disability Identification, Developmental Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills
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Ward, Michael J. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1983
Career orientation rap sessions provide the opportunity for severely physically handicapped adolescents to talk to people with similar interests and experiences. The handicapped adult discussion leader shares personal experiences to encourage the adolescents to find what works for them. (SEW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adolescents, Career Planning
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Blanche, Erna, O'Brian, Maryann – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1984
The article presents four readily accessible inexpensive equipment designs to promote effective remedial body positioning for children with neuromotor or developmental delays. Assembly instructions are offered for the side lyer, the side sitter, the lab board, and the floor table. (CL)
Descriptors: Assembly (Manufacturing), Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment, Mobility Aids
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Rushakoff, G. Evan; Lombardino, Linda J. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1983
Explained for educators of severly physically handicapped (SPH) children are basic component parts of the microcomputer system, adaptations for children unable to use a standard keyboard, and applications for communication, academic work, writing, creative arts, recreation, future employment, and young SPH children. Factors educators should…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs
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DuBose, Rebecca F.; Deni, Kristine – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1980
The article describes equipment which was designed, constructed, or adapted and used in a classroom of physically handicapped children. Offered for each piece of equipment is information on purpose, construction, and uses or variations, along with an illustration. (SBH)
Descriptors: Equipment, Mobility Aids, Physical Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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