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Special Education Study Plan

Special Education Exam Standards:

The special education exam standards catalog every concept that can be found on the reading exam. Pay close attention to these concepts. You need to master 75% of this content to be prepared to take and pass this exam.
http://www.abcte.org/drupal/teach/special-education-standards

Special Education Exam Blueprint

http://www.abcte.org/drupal/files/special_education_snapshot.pdf

Special Education Exam Recommendations

For the exam domains on the special education exam, here are resources that can be helpful in preparation:

Professional Skills and Background Knowledge

Books

A Guide to Collaboration for IEP Teams –
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/155766790X/ref%253Dnosim/americanboard-20/

Better IEPs: How to develop legally correct and educationally useful programs –
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1570351643/ref%253Dnosim/americanboard-20/

Websites

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) –
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

LD Online –
http://www.ldonline.org/

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities –
http://nichcy.org/

Professional Development Resources For Teachers of Special Needs Students
http://www.4teachers.org/profdev/index.php?profdevid=sn

Other Media

Teach SpecialEd.com 10 Course Special Education Curriculum –
http://www.uwillteach.com/tse_redirect.cfm

Understanding the Special Needs Student

Books

Culture in Special Education: Building Reciprocal Family-Professional Relationships – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1557663769/ref%253Dnosim/americanboard-20/

Brief Reference of Student Disabilities –
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0761978941/ref%253Dnosim/americanboard-20/

Websites

Council for Exceptional Children –
http://www.cec.sped.org/

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org/

Professional Development Resources For Teachers of Special Needs Students
http://www.4teachers.org/profdev/index.php?profdevid=sn

General Special Education Practices

Books

A Practical Guide for Teaching Self-Determination
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0865863016/ref%253Dnosim/americanboard-20/

Classroom-Based Assessment: Evaluating Instructional Outcomes
Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education

Effective Teaching Strategies That Accommodate Diverse Learners

Websites

LD Online
Office of Special Education Programs Access Center
Professional Development Resources

Language Development Strategies

Books

Bringing Words to Life: Robust vocabulary instruction
Effective Teaching Strategies That Accommodate Diverse Learners
Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction

Websites

Free-Reading
Teaching Children to Read