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Special Education

includes special needs, gifted and talented.

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(books, e-books, teaching resources and videos)

 NEW Special Ed titles at Lesley.

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Stumped by a new concept? Looking for references to scholarly articles? Search for review articles in these academic encyclopedias.

NEW Books and E-Books at Sherrill Library


Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin: The Autistic Brain

Video Published on May 14, 2013

Temple Grandin presents recent autism research from the fields of neurology and psychology and shares her own experiences living with autism. She speaks at 6th & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

Database Search Tips

Try these terms in library catalogs and databases:

  • special education
  • special needs (refers to children and classrooms)
  • inclusive schools
  • inclusive classrooms
  • inclusion programs
  • learning disabilities
  • developmental disabilitiesLogo
  • language impairments
  • avoid limiting to grade level

ERIC: Search the Database, then use options on left to limit to full-text, peer-reviewed, subject, and date range.

Sample Search: inclusive schools AND autis*

Sample Search: language impairments AND learning disabilities

ProQuest Education Journals: Search the DatabaseProQuest Label

Sample Search: Brain AND learning disabilities

Sample Search: school readiness AND early intervention


Outstanding on the Web

NEW - Life After Special Education: Graduation Rates for Special Ed Students 2015

Valuable data on Data on percentage of student population with disabilities, high school graduation rates by disability and by state, and for students in transition programs. Profiles of 5 students with different disabilities. And more from Education Week. June 9, 2015. 

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