Special Education News

Research, Impact and Achievements: February 2024
Feb. 08, 2024
Celebrating the achievements of our faculty members and alumni.

Q&A with Dr. Nathan Clemens: Equalized Learning for Students with Dyslexia Through Intervention and Assessment
Nov. 08, 2023
Dr. Clemens conducts research that seeks to move practices in reading assessment and intervention forward as proper assessment and early intervention are crucial to the success of dyslexic students.

Should More Time Be Spent Learning Math Facts?
Oct. 27, 2023
Special Education Associate Professor Sarah Powell comments in recent article published on Edutopia.

Grants, Awards and Achievements: October 2023
Oct. 05, 2023
The members of our community – faculty, students and administrators – receive a wide range of grants and fellowships and are selected for a myriad of awards recognizing both work and impact.

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…