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SPED 5060: Consulting with Parents & Teachers: Get Started


Pick a Topic

  1. Partnering with CLD families
  2. Strategies for communication between home and school
  3. Involving families in the IEP process - parents & students
  4. Family-teacher collaboration in the transition process
  5. Collaborating with related service providers
  6. Respite care/guardianship
  7. Collaborating about challenging behaviors
  8. Working with peer tutors
  9. Challenges for siblings and families of a student with a disability

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Need the PDF/full-text?

Use Article Linker to search for full-text across all databases. If the article isn't available, choose Request via ILLiad or use interlibrary services to request a copy from another library.

Identifying Empirical Research

For this assignment you must identify and use empirical research. Empirical research is research conducted from observations or experiments.


  • They pursue a specific research question
  • They are lengthier
  • They are published in academic journals
  • They include the collection and analysis of data


  • Literature Review articles (with no other study components)
  • Meta-analyses
  • Editorials/Letters
  • Case studies
  • Opinion articles


Need more help identifying empirical research?

Use our Identifying Empirical Research guide for more characteristics of empirical research, and tips for identifying these resources.

Recommended Journals

You can also search for articles in specific journals. Here is a list of journals recommended by your instructor:

  • Exceptional Children
  • Teaching Exceptional Children
  • Young Exceptional Children
  • Journal of Early Intervention
  • Remedial and Special Education
  • The Exceptional Parent
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Learning Disability Quarterly
  • Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
  • Teacher Education and Special Education