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Section 5: Preparation Resources
Educational Diagnostician (153)

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. Assessment for Effective Intervention, Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children).
  2. The DiaLog, Texas Educational Diagnosticians’ Association.

Other Resources

  1. American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Washington, District of Columbia: American Psychiatric Association.

  2. Cook, A. M., and Hussey, S. M. (2002). Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, Second Edition. St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby, Inc.

  3. Council for Exceptional Children (2009). What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics, Standards, and Guidelines, Sixth Edition. Arlington, Va.: Council for Exceptional Children.

  4. Dehn, M. J. (2008). Working Memory and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  5. Heward, W. L. (2012). Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, Tenth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

  6. Osborne, A. G., Jr., and Russo, C. J. (2006). Special Education and the Law: A Guide for Practitioners, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

  7. Salvia, J., and Ysseldyke, J. E. (2001). Assessment, Eighth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Company.

  8. Sattler, J. M. (2001). Assessment of Children: Cognitive Applications, Fourth Edition. San Diego, Calif.: Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc.

  9. Sattler, J. M. (2002). Assessment of Children: Behavioral and Clinical Applications, Fourth Edition. San Diego, Calif.: Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc.

  10. Thurlow, M. L., Elliott, J. L., and Ysseldyke, J. E. (2003). Testing Students with Disabilities: Practical Strategies for Complying with District and State Requirements, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press, Inc.

  11. Turnbull, A., Turnbull, H., Wehmeyer, M. L. (2006). Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s Schools, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

  12. Wehman, P. (2006). Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, Fourth Edition. Baltimore, Md.: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company.

Online Resources

  1. Assistive Technology Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources — www.atstar.org
  2. Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Education Process — http://framework.esc18.net/
  3. Texas Education Agency, Procedural Safeguards, Parents Rights — http://www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/explansaf
  4. Texas Education Agency, Reading Resources — http://www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/reading/resource.html
  5. Texas Education Agency, Special Education in Texas, A Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process — http://www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/ardguide
  6. Texas Education Agency, Special Education in Texas, Assistive Technology — http://www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/astech
  7. Texas Education Agency, Special Education Rules and Regulations — http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147497444
  8. Texas Education Agency, Student Success Initiative — http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/ssi/index.html
  9. Texas Project First, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act — http://www.texasprojectfirst.org/IDEA.html

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