Special Education News

Meta-analysis Research Shows Current Approach to Teaching Reading Comprehension is Flawed
Sep. 13, 2023
Special Education Assistant Professor Peng Peng found that current teaching practices are out of step with cognitive science research.

Special Education Ph.D. Candidate Erica Fry Receives the College of Education’s Research Grant
Jun. 30, 2023
The 2023-24 research award is the second Fry has received to support her research around the impact of an online professional learning community for early career SPED teachers.

Jessica Toste serves as guest editor for a special issue of Exceptional Children
Jun. 29, 2023
The seven-article series will provide Special Education researchers guidance and insights on how research methods will evolve to move the field forward.

Unlocking Reading Success: The Key to Helping Struggling Readers Better Comprehend Content
May. 23, 2023
Special Education Assistant Professor Peng Peng and colleagues conducted a comprehensive analysis to determine the effectiveness of various learning strategies for struggling readers.

A Heart for Those with Learning Disabilities: Q&A with Alumna Sarah G. King, Class of 2023
May. 15, 2023
Sarah Gorsky King, a master’s and doctoral alumna, shares how her own personal experiences lead to her current research and desire to help culturally and linguistically diverse students with learning disabilities.

College of Education Senior Receives the Janice S. Jones Teacher Scholarship
Apr. 10, 2023
Ailani Elizondo, a senior in the Special Education program at UT’s College of Education, was recently named a recipient of a 2023 Janice S. Jones Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is given by the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) and awards promising teacher candidates in critical need areas and…

Q&A with Dr. Lauren Hampton: Impacting and Improving the Lives of Young Children on the Autism Spectrum
Mar. 28, 2023
Lauren Hampton, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education, discusses how her passion for working with young children on the autism spectrum and their families helps direct her research.

Jessica Toste Accepted to the Comprehensive Program for Adaptive Interventions Training in Education (CATIE)
Mar. 06, 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 Special Education, have been awarded a Grant from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Learning Disabilities.