Special Education News

Special Education Doctoral Student Invited to Prestigious Student Scholars Seminar Series

Nov. 17, 2022

The Council for Exceptional Children has sponsored this recognition annually since 2008.

Special Education Professor Ranked as One of the Best Scientists in the World by Research.com

Nov. 15, 2022

Dr. Sharon Vaughn, professor in the Department of Special Education, has authored more than 35 books, 250 peer-reviewed research articles and 65 chapters.

Jessica Toste Serves as Guest Editor and Publishes Research in Special Issue of Intervention in School and Clinic

Nov. 10, 2022

New special issue of "Intervention in School and Clinic" provides guidance on how to bring the science of reading to teacher preparation programs. Toste and Esther Lindström (Lehigh University) were guest editors.

Enhancing the Student Experience Through Community Partnerships

Nov. 1, 2022

Laura Estep, assistant professor of practice, created new opportunities for graduate students to present with community partners serving the autistic community to foster information sharing, mutual learning and growth.

UT Austin Researchers Examine Peer Tutoring to Improve Reading Outcomes for Students in YMCA Afterschool Care

Oct. 25, 2022

UT Austin has been awarded a five-year, $4 million grant to examine the efficacy of a reading intervention delivered through peer tutoring. The research is being led by Principal Investigator Elizabeth Swanson.

UT Austin Center Receives Grant to Support the Success of Deaf People Beyond High School

Sept. 7 2021

The award is a renewal of a previous OSEP grant that established NDC in 2017 and was one of the largest grants awarded by the Department of Education.

Recent Charles Butt Scholar Alumni Reflect on The Challenges of Teaching Last Year

July 21, 2021

Featuring Gabriela Coelho, B.A. and B.S. '20, Ana Arrreaga, B.S. '20, and Bailey Glenn, B.S. '19

Using Self-Determination Skills to Boost Reading Achievement is Focus of $1.9 Million Grant Led by Jessica Toste

July 20, 2021

Multi-year study will develop a program to improve outcomes of 4th and 5th graders with reading difficulties.