TEA Special Education Guidance

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TEA Special Education Resources

Special Education Technical Assistance Guides

The following Technical Assistance Guides will open a new window and take you to the Texas SPED Support website.

Technical Assistance: Behavior Supports and Guidance for Students with Disabilities, Updated October 2022. Texas Education Agency.

Technical Assistance: Behavior Supports and Guidance for Students with Disabilities
(Updated October 2022)

Asistencia técnica: Apoyos y orientación en materia de comportamiento para estudiantes con discapacidades (PDF) - Spanish version of Technical Assistance: Behavior Supports and Guidance for Students with Disabilities (Updated October 2022)

Additional Guidance Documents

Question and Answer Documents

TEA Video Trainings

Upcoming Professional Development Announcements

Literacy for All in Person or Virtual FREE Training - 12 CPEs

Math for All in Person or Virtual FREE Training - 9 CPEs

Asynchronous Literacy and Math for ALL Training

Literacy for ALL asynchronous courses available through tealearn.com

Many students in grades 4-12 lack proficiency in foundational reading skills. This is the reason many older students cannot comprehend text. This session addresses the needs of those students. This asynchronous training will address the science of teaching reading and include an overview of what skills need to be mastered to become a proficient reader, how the brain learns to read and, the characteristics of dyslexia and dysgraphia. It will also address how a student’s learning abilities associated with reading can impact a student’s ability to read and what instruction and accommodations can remove the barriers of learning.

Registration is FREE!

Register for Literacy for ALL

Math for ALL Asynchronous Courses through tealearn.com

Through hands-on activities, participants will explore how learning abilities associated with disabilities, including dyslexia and disorders related to dyslexia, impact the learning of whole number addition and subtraction. In this session, participants will build knowledge and understanding of how instructional supports, including the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines along with assistive technology, can be used to accommodate and reduce the impact of a disability.

Registration is FREE!

Register for Math for ALL

TEA Guidance Sites


Contact Information
SpedTex Special Education Information Center

Families: Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839)

View Resources for Families

Texas SPED Support

Educators: Special Education Resources

View Resources for Educators

Office of Special Populations and Student Supports

Department of Special Education:
Email: sped@tea.texas.gov

Department of Review and Support:
Email: ReviewandSupport@tea.texas.gov