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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the TExES Special Education EC-12 (161): Study Guide & Practice course
- About the TExES Special Education EC-12 Exam
- Characteristics of Disabilities
- Human Development & Learning
- Types of Assessment for Special Education
- Planning Special Education Instruction in Texas
- Classroom Procedures & Management
- Assistive Technology for Special Education
- Behavior Management & Social Skills Instruction
- Self-Regulatory Skills in Special Education
- Promoting Student Achievement in Special Education
- Educational Services for Multiple & Severe Disabilities
- Transition Skills for Special Education
- Literacy Fundamentals in Special Education
- Strategies for Teaching Basic Reading Skills
- Teaching Reading Fluency
- Improving Reading Comprehension in Special Education
- Principles of Writing Instruction in Special Education
- Teaching Math in Special Education
- Number Sense & Numeration
- Expressions & Equations in Algebra
- Understanding the Basics of Functions
- Teaching Geometric & Spatial Reasoning
- Probability & Statistics Basics
- Foundations of Special Education in Texas
- Professional Responsibilities for Texas Special Education Teachers
- TExES Special Education EC-12 Flashcards