Special Populations Resources

Browse through our library of resources, including articles, podcasts, and presentations, to learn more about important topics and trends in special populations.


Making a Difference for JohnnyMaking a Difference for Johnny, Texas Lone Star magazine, November 2019

Research shows that trauma-informed practices in schools can play a vital role in helping students who have been victims of childhood trauma and chronic stress.

Special Education Reboot, Texas Lone Star magazine, June 2018

On April 23, The Texas Education Agency released its Special Education Corrective Action Response to the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. TASB Special Education and Student Solutions Division Director Karlyn Keller breaks down what this means for school districts moving forward.


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Racial Imbalance in Special Education, TASB Talks podcast, episode 21

A lack of staff training can lead to misidentification in special education, especially among certain racial groups. What can administrators and school board members do to prevent this? What resources are available to parents whose child has been identified as having special needs? We talked to Dr. Karlyn Keller, TASB Special Education and Student Solutions Division Director, about these issues and more.

A Conversation about Special Education, TASB Talks podcast, episode 18

Listen to episode 18 of TASB Talks to hear Special Education and Student Solutions staff discuss the US Department of Education's recent conclusion that Texas violated federal law with regard to students with disabilities and more.


Staffing models: Caseload analysis versus workload analysis presentation
Presented by: Karlyn Keller, Ed.D., Division Director for TASB Special Education and Student Solutions

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