Welcome to the IRIS Center

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.

New IRIS Module: Early Childhood Environments

New IRIS Module: Early Childhood Environments

This Module offers information on how to set up effective inclusive early childhood classroom environments for young children. It also provides details about the interrelated physical, social, and temporal components of those environments, as well as some of the adaptations that teachers might use to better meet the needs of children with disabilities.

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New IRIS Modules: Intensive Intervention, Parts 1 & 2

New IRIS Modules: Intensive Intervention, Parts 1 & 2

Developed in collaboration with the National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research and the CEEDAR Center, the first Module in our two-part series overviews data-based individualization and provides information about adaptations for intensifying and individualizing instruction. Part two offers information on making data-based instructional decisions and on collecting and analyzing progress monitoring and diagnostic assessment data.

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New Resource: Case Study Unit on Early Childhood Behavior

New Resource: Case Study Unit on Early Childhood Behavior

This Case Study includes information on how to create developmentally and culturally appropriate classroom rules and how to effectively teach them. It also explores how to encourage appropriate behavior, address challenging behavior, and partner with families to address behavioral issues. IRIS Case Study Units ask users to analyze and respond to a number of problem-based classroom issues and challenges through increasing levels of complexity and detail

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New Resource: IRIS Module on Dual Language Learners with Disabilities

New Resource: IRIS Module on Dual Language Learners with Disabilities

This Module offers an overview of young children who are dual language learners. Further, it highlights the importance of maintaining children and families’ home language at the same time they are learning a new or second language, discusses considerations for screening and assessing these children, and identifies strategies for supporting them in inclusive preschool classrooms.

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Recent News & Events

Announcements

Teacher Appreciation Week

02 May 2016 - 07 May 2016

Events

April is Autism Awareness Month!

01 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016

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 Officer, Sarah Allen.

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