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Section 5: Preparation Resources
Special Education EC–12 (161)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.

Journals

  1. The Journal of Special Education, Hammill Institute on Disabilities.
  2. Teaching Exceptional Children, Council for Exceptional Children.
  3. Exceptional Children, Council for Exceptional Children.

Other Resources

  1. Anastasiow, N., Gallagher, J., and Kirk, S. (2011). Educating Exceptional Children, Thirteenth Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Company.

  2. Bateman, B. D., and Herr, C. M. (2011). Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives, Second Edition. Verona, Wis: Attainment Company Inc.

  3. Bigge, J. L., Best, S. J., and Heller, K. W. (2009). Teaching Individuals with Physical, Health, or Multiple Disabilities, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  4. Bigge, J. L., and Stump, C. S. (1999). Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Company.

  5. Brown, S., and Kysilka, M. (2002). Multicultural and Global Concepts in the Classroom and Beyond. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  6. Burns, M. (2007). About Teaching Mathematics: A K–8 Resource, Third Edition. Sausalito, Calif.: Math Solutions Publications.

  7. Colarusso, R., and O’Rourke, C. (2014). Special Education for All Teachers, Sixth Edition. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

  8. Plotts, C., and Webber, J. (2007). Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  9. Cook, A. M., and Hussey, S. M. (2007). Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practices, Third Edition. St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby, Inc.

  10. Council for Exceptional Child CEC (2009 Revised). What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics, Standards, and Guidelines for Special Education, Sixth Edition. Reston, Va.

  11. Denny, T. A., (2008). Improving Literacy Instruction with Classroom Research. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

  12. Edyburn, D., Higgins K., Boone, R., and Langone, J. (2005). Handbook of Special Education Technology Research and Practice. Whitefish Bay, Wis.: Knowledge By Design Inc.

  13. Gottlieb, R. J. (2002). Calculus: An Integrated Approach to Functions and Their Rates of Change, First Edition. Boston, Mass.: Addison Wesley Longman.

  14. Hallahan, D., and Kaufman, J. (2014). Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education, Thirteenth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  15. Hammill, D. D., and Bartel, N. R. (2004). Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems: Managing Mild-to-Moderate Difficulties in Resource and Inclusive Settings, Seventh Edition. Austin, Texas: PRO-ED, Inc.

  16. Harwell, J. M., and Jackson, R. (2008). Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook: Ready-to-Use Strategies & Activities for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities, Third Edition. San Francisco, Calif.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  17. Heller, K. W., Alberto, P. A., Forney, P. E., and Schwartzman, M. N. (2008). Understanding Physical, Sensory, and Health Impairments: Characteristics and Educational Implication, Second Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  18. Henley, M., Ramsey, R. S., and Algozzine, R. (2008). of and Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  19. Heward, W. L. (2012). Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, Tenth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  20. Kregel, J., and Wehman, P. (Eds.). (2003). Functional Curriculum, Second Edition. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed, Inc.

  21. Lapp, D., Flood, J., and Farnan, N. (2007). Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.

  22. Osborne, Jr., A. G. (2014). Special Education Law: A Guide for Practitioners, Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

  23. Osborn, J., and Lehr, F. (Eds.). (1998). Literacy for All: Issues in Teaching and Learning. New York, N.Y.: The Guildford Press.

  24. Pollingue, A., and Shelton, C. (2009). The Exceptional Teacher’s Handbook: The First Year Special Education Teacher’s Guide for Success, Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

  25. Polloway, E. A., Patton, J. R., and Serna, L. (2012). Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, Eighth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  26. Risko, V. J., and Bromley, K. (Eds.). (2002). Collaboration for Diverse Learners: Viewpoints and Practices. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.

  27. Salvia, J., and Ysseldyke, J. E., and Bolt, S. (2012). Assessment, Twelth Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth.

  28. Sattler, J. M., and Hodge, R., (2005). Assessment of Children: Behavioral and Clinical Applications, Fifth Edition. San Diego, Calif.: Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc.

  29. Smith, T. E. C., Polloway, E. A., Patton, J. R., and Dowdy, C. A. (2011). Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Setting, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  30. Taylor, B. M., Graves, M., and Van Den Broek, P. (Eds.). (2000). Reading for Meaning: Fostering Comprehension in the Middle Grades. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.

  31. Taylor, G. R. (2001). Educational Interventions and Services for Children with Exceptionalities: Strategies and Perspectives, Second Edition. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.

  32. Texas Administrative Code. (2002). Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators. Austin, Texas.

  33. Texas Education Agency. (2012). Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process. Austin, Texas.

  34. Texas Education Agency. (2004). IDEA ‘04 Final Regulations—Glossary of Definitions and Acronyms. Austin, Texas.

  35. Texas Education Agency. (2012). Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities. Austin, Texas.

  36. Texas Education Agency. (2009). Special Education—FAQs about ARD/IEP. Austin, Texas

  37. Texas Education Agency. (2002). State Board of Education Rules for Curriculum. Austin, Texas.

  38. Texas Education Agency (2014). Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Austin, Texas

  39. Triola, M. F. (2012). Elementary Statistics, Twelth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  40. Turnbull, R., Turnbull, A., Wehmeyer, M., Shogren, K. (2012). Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s School, Seventh Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  41. U.S. Department of Education. (2009). Thirty-first Annual Report to Congress on the Implementations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

  42. Wallace, E. C., and West, S. F. (2003). Roads to Geometry, Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  43. Winkelstern, J. A., and Jongsma, Jr., A. E. (2001). The Special Education Treatment Planner. New York, N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  44. Winzer, M. A., and Mazurek, K. (Eds.). (2000). Special Education in the 21st Century: Issues of Inclusion and Reform. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Online Resources

  1. Assistive Technology Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources — https://knowbility.org/
  2. Burnett, Jane. Critical Behaviors and Strategies for Teaching Culturally Diverse Studentshttps://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED435147
  3. Council for Exceptional Children. Code of Ethicshttp://www.cec.sped.org/Standards/Ethical-Principles-and-Practice-Standards
  4. Early Childhood Intervention Services — https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/early-childhood-intervention-services
  5. Jolivette, K., Scott, T. M., and Nelson, C. M. (2000). The Link Between Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)www.ericdigests.org/2000-4/bips.htm
  6. McLaren, E. M. and Nelson, M. C. (2009). Using Functional Behavior Assessment to Develop Behavior Interventions for Students in Head Starthttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1098300708318960?journalCode=pbia
  7. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Transition Planning: A Team Efforthttp://www.parentcenterhub.org/
  8. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Transition Services in the IEPhttp://www.parentcenterhub.org/
  9. Partners Resource Network — https://prntexas.org/
  10. Texas Administrative Code (2009). Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators. Austin, Texas — http://www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/index.shtml
  11. Texas Education Agency (2004). IDEA '04 Final Regulations—Glossary of Definitions and Acronyms. Austin, Texas — http://www.texasprojectfirst.org/node/54
  12. Texas Education Agency. Legal Framework for the Child Centered Processhttps://fw.esc18.net/display/Webforms/ESC18-FW-LandingPage.aspx
  13. Texas Education Agency (2018). Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilitieshttps://fw.esc18.net/Documents/Pro_Safeguards_ENG.pdf
  14. Texas Education Agency (2009). Special Education—FAQs about ARD/IEPhttps://tea.texas.gov/www.tea.state.ts.us/SPED_State_Guidance.aspx
  15. Texas Education Agency (2002). State Board of Education Rules for Curriculumhttp://tea.texas.gov/
  16. Texas Education Agency, Division of Special Education. A Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Processhttp://tea.texas.gov/
  17. Texas Education Agency, Division of Special Education. Assistive Technologyhttp://tea.texas.gov/
  18. Texas Education Agency, Division of Special Education. Federal Regulations: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ’97http://tea.texas.gov/
  19. Texas Education Agency, Division of Special Education. Reading Resourceshttp://tea.texas.gov/
  20. Texas Education Agency, Division of Special Education. Special Education Rules and Regulationshttp://tea.texas.gov/
  21. Texas Education Agency, Division of Special Education. Student Success Initiativehttp://tea.texas.gov/
  22. Texas Education Agency, Student Assessment Division. ARD Committee Decision—Making Process for the Texas Assessment Programhttp://tea.texas.gov/
  23. Texas Education Agency, Student Assessment Division. State-Developed Alternative Assessment (SDAA)http://tea.texas.gov/
  24. Vincent, C. G., Horner, R. H., and Sugai, G. Developing Social Competence in All Studentshttps://www.ericdigests.org/2003-3/social.htm

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