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Special Education Resources

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The Teacher Curriculum Center (TCC) has a variety of resources which can be useful in the field of special education.  The following will assist you to identify and locate the most appropriate materials for your needs.  Both print and media resources are available and indexed in the Oviatt Library online catalog by author, title, and subject.  Be aware that many materials that were not specifically intended for use in special education settings may easily meet your needs.  To determine the usefulness of these materials, first identify the subject content or skill of interest and evaluate the items for appropriateness in terms of such things as competency levels and instructional approach.  Early or lower grade level materials often provide the strategies and content that would be suitable and usable for special education environments.

Library Catalog Search Form

Selected subject Terms

Use “Catalog” search from the Oviatt Library homepage and limit your search to the TCC as a location.

  • Special education
  • Special education - Music (or Art, etc.)
  • Phycially handicapped children
  • Visually handicapped - Education - California
  • Learning disabled
  • High interest, low vocabulary
  • Deaf - Education
  • Gifted children - Education - Mathematics (or  Music, etc.)
  • Portfolios in education - United States
  • Individualized instruction
  • Problem children
  • Developmentally disabled children
  • Slow learning children
  • Mainstreaming in education
  • Handicapped children

Curriculum Guides/Lesson Plans

Use the Study and teaching subdivision after any subject to find curriculum guides and lesson plans in the Oviatt Library Catalog. Example:

  • Special education - Study and teaching

Curriculum guides/lesson plans may also be found in the ERIC documents collection. Ask the Reference Librarian for assistance in locating these guides.

General Internet Sources

Specialized Internet sources

Created by Dr. Karin Duran
Questions or Comments: mara.houdyshell@csun.edu