Stephen Byrd, Ph.D. 

Special Education

Whether you are a parent with a student with a disability, teacher candidate, graduate student, or a teacher, this page provides you with some of the best online resources available. In addition, further down the page you will find information about some of the courses I teach at the undergraduate and graduate level at Elon University.


The Exceptional Children's Assistance Center has a number of valuable resources for families.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) gives excellent links and resources for parents and teachers. It also has a weekly newsletter that can be sent to your email account. This newsletter gives you current information on special education teaching, research, and programs cited in major newspapers throughout the country.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides a variety of documents for parents and teachers who work with students with LD.

The Florida Center for Reading Research also provides a variety of important articles and recent presentations on literacy, It also provides a monthly newsletter.

The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is an important resource for information on upcoming webinars and conferences on special education issues. It also provides a library of research on progress monitoring, as well as a review of effective technology tools.

Intervention Central provides software to create curriculum-based measurement (CBM) charts, links to the DIBELS website, and other interventions appropriate for students with disabilities. It also provides information on response to intervention (RTI).

Autism Society of North Carolina provides a variety of helpful information related to issues facing families with children and adolescents with autism.


Some of the courses I teach for undergraduate students:

Some of the courses I teach for graduate students include: