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Datchuk, Shawn – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Problems with handwriting can negatively impact the writing of students with learning disabilities. In this article, an example is provided of a fourth-grade special education teacher's efforts to assist a new student by using a problem-solving approach to help determine an efficient course of action for special education teachers who are trying…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Handwriting, Grade 4
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Johnsen, Susan K.; Parker, Sonia L.; Farah, Yara N. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Response to intervention (RTI) was included in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), specifically as part of an assessment process to determine if a child has a disability. Although IDEA's focus is on students with disabilities, 10 states have developed policies that attend to students with gifts and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Federal Legislation
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Sherman, Cindy K.; De La Paz, Susan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Teaching students in upper elementary school to revise their papers effectively requires a three-pronged approach. First, teachers provide instruction on a relevant genre or writing form (using the Common Core State Standards for English language arts or other relevant standards as a guide). Second, teachers help students to use four basic…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Writing Strategies, Revision (Written Composition), Disabilities
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Carter, Erik W.; Moss, Colleen K.; Asmus, Jennifer; Fesperman, Ethan; Cooney, Molly; Brock, Matthew E.; Lyons, Gregory; Huber, Heartley B.; Vincent, Lori B. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Ensuring students with severe disabilities access the rich relationship and learning opportunities available within general education classrooms is an important--but challenging--endeavor. Although one-to-one paraprofessionals often accompany students in inclusive classrooms and provide extensive assistance, the constant presence of an adult can…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Peer Teaching
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Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria; Flynn, Lindsay J.; O'Connor, Rollanda E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
This article describes the efforts of a U.S. History teacher to directly teach word meanings using the "robust vocabulary instruction" (RVI) approach, because research supports this method as a way to improve vocabulary knowledge for a range of students, including adolescents reading below grade level (i.e., struggling readers) and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Adolescents, Learning Disabilities
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Savage, Melissa N. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Some students with disabilities develop a dependence on others for support and can benefit from self-management strategies to increase independence. Self-operated auditory prompting systems are an effective self-management intervention used to increase independence for students with disabilities while continuing to provide the support that they…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Prompting, Disabilities, Cues
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Marino, Matthew T.; Becht, Kathleen M.; Vasquez, Eleazar, III; Gallup, Jennifer L.; Basham, James D.; Gallegos, Benjamin – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Mobile devices, including iPads, tablets, and so on, are common in high schools across the country. Unfortunately, many secondary teachers see these devices as distractions rather than tools for scaffolding instruction. This article highlights current research related to the use of video games as a means to increase the cognitive and social…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Video Games
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TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Evidence-based practices (EBPs) are supported as generally effective for populations of learners by bodies of high-quality and experimental research and, when aligned with stakeholder values and practical needs, should be prioritized for implementation. However, evidence-based practices are not currently available for all learner types in all…
Descriptors: Special Education, Evidence, Best Practices, Educational Research
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Coy, Kimberly – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Students with disabilities are included in the nearly two million students who attend school online (Queen & Lewis, 2011). Like many families, parents of children with disabilities are increasingly considering online schools as an option for their child's education. Online schools may be more attractive to parents of students with disabilities…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teacher Role, Special Education Teachers, Web Based Instruction
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Currie-Rubin, Rachel; Smith, Sean J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Families choose to enroll their children in fully online schools for many reasons. Online schools offer the possibility of flexible schedules and the potential to learn at a pace and in a manner that is not available to students in their brick-and-mortar schools (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007). Because online education can allow for individualized…
Descriptors: Family Role, Family Involvement, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Greer, Diana; Rowland, Amber L.; Smith, Sean J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
The purpose of this article is to provide teachers and their supporting team (e.g., parents) with an understanding of the implications of blended and virtual learning for students with disabilities. To support these students, it is important to have an understanding of the manner in which a significant majority of blended and virtual learning is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rice, Mary; Greer, Diana – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
In this article, the authors state that increases in technological capabilities are enabling more students to complete schoolwork in online learning environments--in addition to and sometimes instead of traditional classrooms. Teachers, parents, and learning coaches who are working with students using these online environments need to know about…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Disabilities, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Clarke, Laura S.; Embury, Dusty Columbia; Jones, Ruth E.; Yssel, Nina – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Most schools have crisis plans to support student safety, but few plans address the complex needs of students with disabilities. School supports should include analysis of school plans and student strengths and needs to ensure that students with disabilities have the best opportunity to be safe in school crises. Recommendations include developing…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Needs, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs
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Hunt, Jessica H.; Little, Mary E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
In this article, the authors introduce a scenario identifying an elementary school special education teacher and interventionist (Mr. Powers) and his concerns in meeting the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M). Like many teachers, Powers uses a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework to provide supports for students who require…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Weng, Pei-Lin; Savage, Melissa N.; Bouck, Emily C. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Video-based instruction is technology-based instruction delivered through video clips in which a human model demonstrates target behaviors (Rayner, Denholm, & Sigafoos, 2009). It can be used to teach a variety of skills, including social communication and behavioral and functional skills (Cihak & Schrader, 2008). Despite the advantages,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Handheld Devices
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