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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: New Secondary Reading Module

Featured 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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Updated: Six New Sample Syllabi

Updated: Six New Sample Syllabi

Our Sample Syllabi Collection, designed to offer examples of the ways in which IRIS resources about evidence-based practices can be integrated into coursework about all students, has been newly updated. Click the link below to get started!

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Books: Portrayals of People with Disabilities

Books: Portrayals of People with Disabilities

Curated in conjunction with Mary Anne Prater, a leading expert in the field today, this search tool contains information and synopses of children’s and young adult literature about or having to do with people with disabilities. Click the link to begin your search.

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Evidence-Based Practice Summaries

Evidence-Based Practice Summaries

These summaries of research about the effectiveness of instructional strategies and interventions contain links to research reports and include information about an intervention’s level of effectiveness and the age groups for which it is designed. Click the link below to get started!

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Recent News & Events

Announcements

OSEP Project Directors' Meeting

21 Jul 2014

Announcements

IRIS Seminars - Summer and Fall 2014

25 Jun 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

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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