Special Education News

Toste gets “STAMP” of Approval as a 2018 Provost’s Teaching Fellow

Sept. 6, 2018

Special Education Assistant Professor Jessica Toste will join the 2018 cohort of Provost's Teaching Fellows as the first Special Education fellow.

From Texas to Alaska: Cycling for a Cure for Cancer

July 23, 2018

Three College of Education students cycle 4,000 miles in the fight against cancer and decide that getting there really is half the fun.

Sorrells Selected for Admissions and Registration Committee

June 21, 2018

Audrey Sorrells, associate professor of special education, will serve on the Admissions and Registration Committee for the 2018-21 term

Special Education Doctoral Student Elected Texas Council for Learning Disabilities Vice President

May 23, 2018

Nozari’s role for the coming year will involve working with the president to share chief executive responsibilities and mentoring the new members of Texas CLD.

First Cohort of High Incidence Disabilities Master's Students Graduates

April 6, 2018

The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin is one of only a handful of colleges to offer this degree.

UT Elementary Faculty Spotlight: Kameron Koeffler, Third-Grade Teacher

For Koeffler, the greatest part teaching third-graders at UT Elementary School is helping Little Longhorns grow into lifelong learners.

Doctoral Student Nataly Lim Published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

March 13, 2018

Nataly Lim published her paper Understanding the Linguistic Needs of Diverse Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Some Comments on the Research Literature and Suggestions for Clinician

Special Education Students’ Performance on 2017 BACB Exam Exceeds National Average

Feb. 7, 2018

83% of first-time test takers who qualified for the exam by completing the Department of Special Education Autism and Developmental Disabilities BCBA course sequence passed the BCBA exam.

Powell Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Special Education for Algebra Education

The University of Texas at Austin will receive $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to participate in Project STAIR (Support Teaching of Algebra: Individual Readiness).

Special Education Clinical Assistant Professor Katie Tackett Wins Massey Award

Aug. 18, 2017

The Massey Award recognizes a “teacher of teachers,” who inspires and prepares future elementary and secondary teachers.

Diane Pedrotty Bryant, Meadows Center Receive $1.2 Million Grant to Prepare Doctoral Students Focused on Intensive Interventions

Bryant will serve a principal investigator of the program with Sharon Vaughn and Nathan Clemens as co-principal investigators.

Powell and Vaughn Awarded Grant to Improve Elementary School Preparedness through Interactive Read-Alouds

Aug. 15, 2017

Sarah Powell and Sharon Vaughn to develop interactive read-alouds for early learners