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Communicating & Collaborating with Students with Emotional Impairments & Their Parents - Chapter Summary
Topics related to collaborating and communicating with students with emotional impairments and their parents are presented by our professional instructors in this chapter. Some of these include the creation of a collaborative environment between home and school, strategies for working with students' families and the process of involving parents in their children's education. This chapter is designed to help you understand how to:
- Address the concerns of parents about students with emotional impairments
- Understand the resources available to the parents of these students
- Discuss successful behavioral intervention strategies for parents
- Communicate effectively with the parents of special education students
- Utilize the involvement of family in the IEP process
- Detail some of the agencies and networks available to students with emotional impairments
- Use cultural competency in communication
- Understand how to successfully communicate about and with people with disabilities
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1. Building a Collaborative Environment Between Home & School
Students are more successful when parents are involved in the education process. In this lesson, you will learn how to involve parents in their child's high school math education.
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 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.
4. Addressing Parental Concerns About Students with Emotional Impairments
Having a child with emotional impairments can challenge and provoke anxiety in parents. This lesson offers ideas for how you can address parental concerns and form a collaborative approach to working with these students.
5. Parental Resources for Students with Emotional Impairments
As a special educator who works with students with emotional impairments, one of your important jobs is providing support to parents. This lesson discusses some resources that will help the parents of students in your class.
6. Behavior Intervention Strategies for Parents
Are you having trouble with your child's behavior at home? This lesson looks at some behavior intervention strategies that work for most children who are engaging in challenging behaviors.
7. Working & Communicating with Parents of Special Education Students
If you have students in special education, establishing a relationship with their parents is important for student success. In this lesson, you will review some tips for productive interactions with parents of special education students.
8. Encouraging Family Involvement in the IEP Process
Going through the IEP process can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming for everyone involved. This lesson focuses on the role of parents as well as providing tips for encouraging their involvement throughout the IEP process.
9. Cultural Competency in Communication
The ability to communicate is pretty important to us. So better communication is even better! Explore how cultural competency can impact positive communication, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
10. 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.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Emotional Impairment (059): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Growth & Development Basics
- Characteristics & Effects of Emotional Impairments
- The Educational Psychology of Emotional Impairments
- Psychiatric & Pharmacological Elements of Emotional Impairments
- Influential Factors on Development & Learning
- Using Education & Psychological Assessments
- Education Assessments for Emotional Impairments
- Interpreting Assessments & Emotional Impairment Reports
- Monitoring Students with Emotional Impairments
- IEPs for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Transition Planning for Students with Emotional Impairment in Michigan
- Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Learning Environments for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Curriculum for Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Strategies for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Individualized Instruction for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Technology for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Communication Skills in the Classroom
- Social Skills for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Life Skills for Students with Emotional Impairments
- School & Community Partnerships
- Foundations of SPED for Students with Emotional Impairments in Michigan
- Professional, Ethical & Legal Roles of Educators of Students with Emotional Impairments
- MTTC Emotional Impairment Flashcards