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  • Adventist Resource
    Is Adventist Education for Everyone? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author surveyed Adventists in the Lake Union Conference about the possibility of developing Adventist special-education programs for the mentally retarded. The only way for all Adventist children to be enrolled in Adventist schools is to develop special-education...

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    JAE Editorial: Adventist Education -- For Every Adventist Child? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Stevens identifies why the ambitious objective of "all Adventist children should be able to benefit from an Adventist education" has not been met. Students with learning disabilities and physical handicaps must be included. The 1982 NAD Curriculum...

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    Making Special Education a Reality Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Mallery writes about the need for special education programs within Adventist schools. She shares the development and implementation process of the Basic Education Support Team (BEST) program at La Sierra SDA Elementary School in Riverside, California. Mallery...

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    Music Activities for Exceptional Children Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the JAE special/exceptional child issue focuses on music-related activities to benefit special learners and other children. Benefits of music include improved concentration and coordination, emotional impact, socialization benefits, self-esteem...

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    Teaching the Exceptional Child, Part 1: Mainstreaming the Gifted in Seventh-day Adventist Schools Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article examines and charts the historical development of the current definition of giftedness, and how it affects Seventh-day Adventist education. The article provides a rationale for curriculum adjustments that will allow teachers to meet the needs...

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    Teaching the Exceptional Child, Part 2: Meeting the Challenge of the Learning Disabled Child Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explores the differences between learning disabilities (LD) and other exceptionalities by examining various definitions, historical backgrounds, and federal regulations that establish a criteria for identifying learning disabilities. At the conclusion...

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    Tommy Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Arlinda Cotton shares an inspirational story of a special student named Tommy. Teaching Tommy was challenging, but the lessons he taught in return of forgiveness determination, cheerfulness, faith, and love were long-lasting.