Ch 12: Collaboration in the SPED Classroom

About This Chapter

Build your confidence for a big test by reviewing this engaging chapter on collaboration in the special education classroom. Study lessons on parents as educational partners, the process of communicating with families, the importance of stakeholder communication and more.

Collaboration in the SPED Classroom - Chapter Summary

Our chapter is made up of a series of lessons on collaboration in the SPED classroom. Work through them at your own pace as you learn about the role of teachers as advocates for students with disabilities and the benefits of collaboration between SPED and general teachers. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Understand how to involve parents as partners in education
  • Communicate effectively with the families of students
  • Discuss how to successfully communicate with families of diverse backgrounds
  • Detail the benefits of collaboration between general and SPED teachers
  • Describe the members, functions and roles of multidisciplinary teams in special education
  • Outline the importance of stakeholder communication in special education
  • Explain how teachers act as advocates for students with disabilities

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7 Lessons in Chapter 12: Collaboration in the SPED Classroom
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Involving Parents as Partners in Education

1. Involving Parents as Partners in Education

Parents play a vital role at all stages of a child's education, and a supportive role in education can improve achievement. In this lesson, we will discuss how school and family partnership impact the students' education outcome.

Communicating Effectively with Students' Families

2. Communicating Effectively with Students' Families

Parents are essential partners in educating children. How can teachers build meaningful relationships with them to ensure effective communication? This lesson gives strategies to make parents part of the educational team.

Communicating with Families of Diverse Backgrounds

3. Communicating with Families of Diverse Backgrounds

In this lesson, we'll learn about interacting with families of diverse backgrounds. We'll explore the challenges and rewards involved in this process, and we'll highlight tips that aid in the communication process.

Benefits of Collaboration Between General & Special Education Teachers

4. Benefits of Collaboration Between General & Special Education Teachers

Why go at something alone when you could have another person supporting you? This type of idea is exactly what cooperative teaching entails. Read on to learn about the benefits of collaboration between general education and special education teachers.

Multidisciplinary Teams in Special Education: Members, Roles & Functions

5. Multidisciplinary Teams in Special Education: Members, Roles & Functions

In this lesson, you'll learn about multidisciplinary teams in special education, including members and their roles, as well as how they collaborate both formally and informally with each other to serve a student's best interests.

The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in Special Education

6. 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.

How Teachers Serve as Advocates for Students with Disabilities

7. How Teachers Serve as Advocates for Students with Disabilities

Are you concerned with the legal and ethical issues surrounding teacher advocacy for students with disabilities? This lesson will discuss these issues as well as the qualities and characteristics of an efficient advocate.

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