Special Education News

La Introducción de un Nuevo Curso de Autismo en Español

Oct. 31, 2019

Department of Special Education Introduces Undergraduate Course on Autism Taught in Spanish

Toste Elected Chair of DRTx Board of Directors

Oct. 30, 2019

DRTx is one of 57 prevention and advocacy organizations in the Unites States dedicated to the ongoing fight for the personal and civil rights of individuals with disabilities.

Sarah Powell is Co-PI on New $1.4 Million Grant

Oct. 30, 2019

Sarah Powell is a Co-PI on a new project that hopes to improve math, music, and computational thinking in kindergarten through a series of field-based activities.

Special Education New Faculty 2019

Sept. 4, 2019

This year, the Department of Special Education is joined by Peng Peng.

Jennifer Hamrick, Ph.D '16, Interviewed by Fox 34 About Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism

March 31, 2019

Autism and Developmental Disabilities alumna Jennifer Hamrick interviewed by Fox 34 in about her involvement with the Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism at the Burkhart Center for Autism and Research at Texas Tech.

Special Education Faculty Members Receive $1.4 Million Grant from IES

July 8, 2019

Special Education Assistant Professor Jessica Toste and Associate Professor Nathan Clemens have received a $1.4 million grant to develop teacher expertise in data-based decision making to improve student reading success.

Powell Earns Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

July 3, 2019

The Special Education associate professor is one of just 11 recipients from Texas and one of five from The University of Texas at Austin.

Summer Reading and Listening List 2019

June 27, 2019

Beat the Summer slump with these book, audiobook, and podcast suggestions from faculty and staff within the College of Education.

Special Education Alumna named AISD Elementary Teacher of the Year

May 1, 2019

Ashley Rivera, M.Ed. ’15, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Austin Independent School District for the 2018-19 academic year.

Congratulations to Promoted Faculty within the College of Education

April 29, 2019

Six faculty members across three departments within the College of Education have received promotions effective as of September 1.

Baby Talk May Actually Be Good for the Brain

Feb. 24, 2019

Researchers in the Brain and Language Lab at the College of Education are using EEGs to study how young children process words and baby talk.

Special Education Adjunct Faculty Receives President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Adjunct Associate Professor James Patton on receiving the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award.

Visualizing Math

Jan. 14, 2019

Special Education Associate Professor Sarah Powell creates short videos for YouTube that offer tools and strategies on a variety of math topics.

College of Education Faculty Receive $150,000 in Grants from New Associate Professor Experimental

Jan. 4, 2019

Associate Professors Delida Sanchez and Sarah Powell have received a combined $150,000 in fundings for upcoming interdisciplinary research