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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.

Featured Resource: IRIS Manuals & Answer Keys

Featured Resource: IRIS Manuals & Answer Keys

Handy guides for college and university faculty and for professional development providers who wish to build on their knowledge of IRIS resources prior to classwork, these resources include answers to the Assessment questions included in our Modules, Case Study Units, and in a select group of Activities. Manuals and Answer Keys can be found in our Using IRIS section under both For Faculty and For PD Providers.

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Webinar: Early Childhood Behavior Management

Webinar: Early Childhood Behavior Management

On Tuesday, April 14, in conjunction with the Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC), we took part in a Webinar covering our recent Module on early childhood behavior management. Presenters Mary Louise Hemmeter, Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University; Jessica Hardy, Research Associate at Vanderbilt University; and Amy Harris, Program Manager and Module developer at the IRIS Center guided participants through the resource and addressed questions. The presentation is now archived at the link below.

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New Resource: Early Childhood Behavior Management Module

New Resource: Early Childhood Behavior Management Module

We are pleased to announce the posting of a new IRIS Module: Early Childhood Behavior Management: Developing and Teaching Rules. This resource includes information on how to create developmentally appropriate behavior rules for early childhood classrooms so that they link to a given school's behavior expectations. The importance of communication with families about rules and expected behaviors is also stressed.

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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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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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