Ch 26: Basics of Collaboration in Special Education

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Take a look at this chapter's lessons to review the fundamentals of special education collaboration. This convenient and mobile-friendly chapter can be used for test preparation, professional development and independent learning.

Basics of Collaboration in Special Education - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review a series of lessons that outline the purposes and benefits of collaboration in special education. The chapter examines the ways in which special education teachers collaborate with students, families, caregivers, schools, service providers, paraeducators and the community. By the end of the chapter, you should understand how to:

  • Communicate about and with people with disabilities
  • Work with students' families
  • Involve caregivers and parents in student educations
  • Explain why stakeholder communication is important in special education
  • Assess the pros and cons of different special education collaborative approaches
  • Describe school-wide, community and related service provider collaborations in special education
  • Manage paraeducators

Following each lesson is a short quiz that goes over important definitions and concepts. The chapter is available whenever you have free time to study, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access these materials. Be sure to take the chapter exam, and if you have any questions as you work through the chapter, you can submit them to our instructors online.

8 Lessons in Chapter 26: Basics of Collaboration in Special Education
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Communicating With and About People with Disabilities

1. Communicating With and About People with Disabilities

We all want to be polite, but we often get nervous when communicating with or about people with disabilities. In this lesson, explore good communication habits.

Strategies for Working with Families of Students

2. Strategies for Working with Families of Students

From the first day of school, it becomes clear that each student enters the classroom with a unique worldview, generally instilled in them by their family. In this lesson, we'll discuss some general strategies for bringing students' families into the educational conversation.

Involving Parents & Caregivers in Student Education

3. Involving Parents & Caregivers in Student Education

Educators know students are most successful when parents and caregivers are involved in their child's education. How can teachers and administrators engage parents? This lesson presents ways to provide varied and meaningful engagement.

The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in Special Education

4. The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in Special Education

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.

Collaborative Approaches in Special Education: Strengths & Limitations

5. Collaborative Approaches in Special Education: Strengths & Limitations

The field of special education requires a great deal of collaborative effort. In this lesson, we will take a look at some of the most common collaborative approaches as well as some of the strengths and limitations of these approaches.

School-Wide Collaboration in Special Education

6. School-Wide Collaboration in Special Education

In this lesson, you will learn about methods to foster school-wide special education collaboration, including the roles of special education and general education teachers, as well as administrators.

Collaboration with Related Services Providers in SPED

7. Collaboration with Related Services Providers in SPED

Many students in special education work with a variety of related service providers. As a special education teacher, how can you most effectively work with these professionals? This lesson will give you some collaboration pointers.

Strategies & Procedures for Managing Paraeducators

8. Strategies & Procedures for Managing Paraeducators

Often, as special education teachers, the paraprofessionals we work with can make all the difference in student success. This lesson discusses important strategies and procedures for working with paraeducators.

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