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Methods of Teaching Students with High-Incidence Disabilities: A Research Guide

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General Encyclopedias  Often have useful bibliographies to get you started.

Encyclopedia of Education.  2003. Ref 370.3 En561 2003  8 volumes

Encyclopedia of Educational Research. 1992. Ref 370.3 En58  4 volumes

Encyclopedia of Special Education. 2000.  Ref 371.903 En56  3 volumes

Handbook of Child Psychology. 1998.  136.7 C212m5   4 volumes

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Digest of Education Statistics, 1975+  Latest edition in Reference, 370.58 Un58d

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Current Practice Alerts is a joint initiative sponsored by two divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children-the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) and the Division for Research (DR). Alerts provide timely and informed judgments regarding professional practices in the field.

National Center for Special Education Research  From the US Dept of Education's IES, the Institute of Education Sciences, NCSER sponsors a comprehensive program of special education research designed to expand the knowledge and understanding of infants, toddlers and children with disabilities.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  Check this site for authoritative info on disorders that affect children, such a Fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, etc.

National Institute of Mental Health   Check this site for authoritative info on depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, etc.

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities  This arm of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, provides teacher resources as well as general research and information.

What Works Clearinghouse  was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central, independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.

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