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Our department comprises two programs: Reading/Language Arts and Special Education. The department offers innovative programs focusing on all facets of reading, writing, language arts and specific areas of special education. We also offer the Anderson Reading Clinic, which provides direct services to children with reading disabilities.


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Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk Series Kicks Off

This past Friday, the smell of coffee and baked goods filled the air of the RCOE lobby which only meant one thing- it was time for Coffee Talk! The st...

First Campus Visit

Choosing Special Education at Appalachian State

There is a question I am often asked when I tell someone about my major:“What made you choose special education?”Despite the simplicity of the que...

Coffee Talk

SDAP Coffee Talk is Friday, September 15

Love coffee? How about breakfast treats? Care to score some free smiles? Look no further! The Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) Coffee Ta...


Student Council for Exceptional Children T-Shirt Fundraiser

The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) at Appalachian State University is raising money to help out a local special education classroom a...


Garwood Publishes Article in TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC)

Dr. Justin Garwood (RESE) has published an article, “Supporting Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders’ Comprehension and Reading Fluenc...