The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in Special Education

The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in Special Education
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  • 0:04 Special Education Stakeholders
  • 0:45 Communication Benefits
  • 2:46 Parents as Stakeholders
  • 3:36 Teachers as Stakeholders
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Instructor: Derek Hughes
Stakeholder communication is an incredibly important aspect of special education planning. This lesson will detail why this communication is so important, as well as highlight the roles of parents and teachers in the special education process.

Special Education Stakeholders

Imagine you're about to fill a room with everyone who has an interest in seeing a special education plan or program succeed. Who are you going to put in that room? Well, you'll probably start with the school's administration, teachers and parents, as well as the school's board of education and maybe even some students. You might also include district officials and members of the community at large.

All of these people are stakeholders because they each have an interest in seeing the special education program or plan succeed. Some may have a lot of influence and power over the process, so it's important to use communication to build relationships and reap the benefits of stakeholder communication.

Communication Benefits

In special education, the communication process is important because it can help stakeholders get to know each other, engage with one other and listen to each other. Let's explore the three main benefits that stakeholder communication can offer the special education process.

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