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Donaldson, Jeffrey B.; Zager, Dianne – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Teachers are often at a loss when considering how to address mathematics difficulties for students with high functioning autism/Asperger's syndrome (HFA/AS). Students may show difficulty remembering operations throughout an equation, organizing information on the page, and comprehending the language in instructions of word problems. These…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Nonverbal Communication
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Ferretti, Ralph P.; MacArthur, Charles D.; Okolo, Cynthia M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
A review of research on teaching students with learning disabilities about history first identifies principles of effective instruction (e.g., instruction that is direct, explicit and visible) and then reports on the development and evaluation of an 8-week unit on immigration for students working cooperatively in heterogeneous groups. Evaluation…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Heterogeneous Grouping, History, Immigration
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Jones, Hazel A.; Rapport, Mary Jane K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Suggests links from research to practice in key areas of inclusive early childhood education including teachers' knowledge base and beliefs, communication, physical environment, activities and materials, social interactions, and curriculum and instruction. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Materials
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TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1995
This review of the literature on computer-assisted instruction for students with mild disabilities identifies features of effective software, offers examples of software features that support particular instructional strategies, and outlines findings on specific instructional principles as applied to computer-assisted instructional software. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Principles, Educational Technology
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Steere, Daniel E.; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1993
This article reviews five categories of critical characteristics of high-quality secondary-level vocational instruction programs that increase the likelihood that students with severe disabilities will obtain paid community employment upon graduation. Categories include location of instruction, curriculum, instructional strategies, transition…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Quality
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Montague, Marjorie; Graves, Anne – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1993
This article introduces a special section of four papers featuring strategies for improving the story writing skills of elementary and secondary students who have problems with written language. It outlines the elements of story grammar, describes characteristics of students with writing problems, and notes the strategies presented in the four…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Handicaps, Story Grammar
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Brown, William H.; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
This article describes incidental teaching of social behavior, which improves the peer interactions of young children through a naturalistic teaching tactic that can be used separately or along with other social skills interventions. The article offers a rationale, examples of incidental teaching, and helpful hints for implementing the method.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Incidental Learning, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence
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Dohrn, Elizabeth; Bryan, Tanis – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1994
Students with learning disabilities tend to hold an external locus of control for success but an internal locus of control for failure. Attribution feedback, combined with particular task strategies, can lead children to persist longer, acquire adaptive attributions, and make greater academic achievement gains. Attribution instruction can be…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attribution Theory, Behavior Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Malouf, David B.; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
This article discusses the integration of computers into effective instruction in special education. In search of software appropriate to the student's stage of learning, implementations are addressed in terms of warm-up, introductory activity, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment. Criteria for selection are explained and several…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection
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Peters, Ellen, Ed.; Sindelar, Paul T. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1987
Three instructional approaches have worked well in increasing reading fluency of students with reading difficulties: previewing; hypothesis/test training; and repeated readings. However, it is crucial that students also receive instruction in reading comprehension. (CB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency
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Peters, Ellen, Ed.; Graves, Anne W. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1987
Research based teaching strategies for improving the reading comprehension of mildly handicapped students include identifying learning goals, breaking goals into simpler units, ordering instruction developmentally, and teaching the use of metacognitive strategies for reading. (CB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Koorland, Mark A.; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1990
Selecting student performance aims (proficiency levels stated in terms of rate of correct and incorrect responding) is an integral feature of the precision teaching and learning process. Descriptive and developmental research on appropriate aims is summarized, and methods for determining appropriate aims for students are described. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Performance