EDS 5402: Principles & Practices of Special Education

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Citing Your Resources

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Kauffman, J. M., & Hallahan, D. P. (2011). Handbook of special education. New York: Routledge.
Oakdale Reference LC3965 .H262 2011

Reynolds, C.R., & Fletcher-Janzen, E. (Eds.). (2007). Encyclopedia of special education: A reference for the education of the handicapped and other exceptional children and adults. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Web Sites on Students with Special Needs

  • Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
    "This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006.

  • CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)
    Helps to expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development of and innovative uses of technology. Provides information on research, theory, tools, activities, curriculum, teacher practice, and policy.

  • LD OnLine: Learning Disabilities Resources
    An interactive guide to LD information for children, parents and teachers. Includes links to a LD calendar, bulletin boards, audio clips, how to find help and much more.

  • Regional Resource Center Program
    The Federal Resource Center supports a nationwide special education technical assistance network, plans national meetings of education professionals, provides a national perspective for establishing technical assistance activities across regions.

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association
    This is the website for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, the world’s leading adult AD/HD association. The ADDA website provides information and resources for adults with AD/HD and to the professionals working with them.

  • Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
    This site is part of an innovative project that supports a unified technical assistance system to assist with parent training, information projects, and Community Parent Resource Centers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

  • Behavior Home Page
    The Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at UK provide a page that allows school personnel, parents, and other professionals to access information related to effective practices

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Last updated August 08, 2012, at 09:44 AM by Laura Pope Robins