Training Christian Special Educators
This article from the special JAE issue on staff development discusses training educators to teach students with special needs. Two basic strategies, effective instruction methods and collaboration, are addressed. James Tucker demonstrates how the effective...
Understanding Autistic Children in the Classroom
How do you know if a child in your classroom is autistic? The authors explain various manifestations of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD; procedures for diagnostic testing; and classroom strategies for more effective teaching.
Understanding the Student with Attention Deficit Disorder, Part I
A comprehensive overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a biological condition over which the child has no control. Children with ADHD often have trouble staying seated, paying attention, working independently, completing tasks, and following...
Using Computers to Teach Learning Disabled Students in your Classroom
This JAE article discusses ways in which computers can be used in the classroom, both for learning-disabled students, and others. Includes specific ideas for word processing, reading, math, database management, pacing, specific disabilities, and classroom...
We Diluted Education and Called It Special
In this article the authors discuss special education's unintended results. Everyone needs an education that is 'special', and standardized tests don't tell the whole story. Gradually, it is becoming clear that inclusion is the best solution, because students...
Why Adventist Education Should Be Special - A Polemic With Some Practical Suggestions
Adventist Education has historically been egalitarian; however, surveys show that a vast majority of Adventist schools do not employ an Adventist teacher trained in Special Education, limiting the ability of special needs students to get the resources they...