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The IRIS Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.

Webinar: IRIS Modules about Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

Webinar: IRIS Modules about Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

On Wednesday, February 25, we took part in a Webinar about our recent Modules on evidence-based practices and programs (EBPs). The session, hosted by the Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC), covered information related to the importance of identifying and selecting evidence-based practices, implementation with fidelity, and how to evaluate whether this type of program is effective for the young children or students with whom you are working. Click the link below to view a recorded version.

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Featured Resource: IRIS Modules about Evidence-Based Practices and Programs (EBPs)

Featured Resource: IRIS Modules about Evidence-Based Practices and Programs (EBPs)

This trio of STAR Legacy Modules features information about evidence-based practices and programs. Part 1 discusses the importance of identifying and selecting evidence-based practices. Part 2 overviews the implementation of an evidence-based practice or program with fidelity. Finally, Part 3 examines how to evaluate whether an evidence-based practice is effective for the young children or students with whom you are working. Click the link below to begin Part 1.

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New IRIS Information Brief on ASD

New IRIS Information Brief on ASD

We are pleased to announce the posting of a new IRIS Information Brief comparing the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5 to those of the DSM-IV-TR and to the definition of autism found in the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. The Information Brief also includes a summary of research findings regarding changes in the number of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders when the DSM-5 criteria were used, compared to those same numbers under the DSM-IV-TR. The resource was developed for the IRIS Center by Colleen Harker and Wendy Stone from the University of Washington READI Lab (Research on Early Autism Detection and Intervention).

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New Resource: New Secondary Reading Module

New Resource: New Secondary Reading Module

This new resource examines some of the reasons that adolescents struggle with content-area text and overviews effective strategies teachers can use to improve the vocabulary and comprehension skills of students with a wide range of abilities and across a variety of subjects. Be sure to look for related IRIS Interviews by Don Deshler and Deborah Reed on our Resource Locator Page.

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IRIS Faculty Seminar | Baltimore

23 Apr 2015 - 25 Apr 2015

The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37203 iris@vanderbilt.edu. The IRIS Center is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Grant #H325E120002. The contents of this Website do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officers, Sarah Allen and Tracie Dickson.

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