Special Education News

Three Doctoral Students Recognized for Their Innovative Work

March 14, 2023

Join the Special Education department in congratulating three students for their recent awards and scholarships. 

Jessica Toste Accepted to the Comprehensive Program for Adaptive Interventions Training in Education (CATIE)

March 6, 2023

Jessica Toste, associate professor in the Department of Special Education, accepted into the highly competitive, adaptive intervention CATIE training program.

Faculty Member Jessica Toste Honored for Exceptional Graduate Teaching

Feb. 21, 2023

Jessica Toste, associate professor in the Department of Special Education, was awarded a President’s Associates Graduate Teaching Excellence Award for the 2022-23 academic year.

Doctoral Students Awarded Project Grants to Support the Development of Creative Projects for Students with Learning Disabilities

Feb. 16, 2023

Erica Fry and Zhina Shen, Ph.D. students in the Department of Special Education, have been awarded a Candace S. Bos Innovative Project Grant from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Learning Disabilities.

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