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Communicating with Students & Families in SPED - Chapter Summary
Explore strategies for effectively communicating with students and families in SPED using our entertaining lessons. Developed by expert instructors, these lessons offer a comprehensive overview of ways to work and communicate with parents and build a collaborative environment. Complete this chapter at your own pace. When finished, you will be able to:
- Explain the rights of students and parents in special education
- Share strategies for building a collaborative environment between school and home
- Provide tips for developing productive interactions with parents of special education students
- Detail concerns common to parents of students who have cognitive impairments
- Describe ways to encourage family involvement in the IEP process
- List strategies for communicating effectively with students' families
- Discuss best practices for communicating with and about people with disabilities
- Define and describe cultural competency in communication
This chapter gives you the experience of a taking class that covers ways to communicate with students and families in SPED without setting foot in a traditional classroom. Access our lessons online anytime using any computer or mobile device, and enjoy the ability to study at your total convenience. If you want to ask questions while exploring this chapter, don't hesitate to submit them to our subject-matter experts. When ready, check your knowledge of the lessons by taking our quizzes and chapter exam.
1. Special Education Parent & Student Rights
Special education students and their parents have unique needs. This lesson will explore the rights of special needs students and their parents and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Parental Concerns about Students with Cognitive Impairments
As a special education teacher, your role includes working with parents in order to meet students' academic needs. In this lesson, we'll review some common concerns held by parents of students with cognitive impairments and ways to respond to those concerns.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Cognitive Impairment (056): Practice & Study Guide course
- Normal & Abnormal Human Growth & Development
- Factors Impacting Development & Learning
- Characteristics of Cognitive Impairments
- Effects of Cognitive Impairments on Learning & Life
- Types of Assessment for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Conducting Assessments for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Interpreting & Communicating Educational Assessment Results
- Identifying & Planning for Students with Individualized Education Plans
- Instructional Planning in Special Education
- Strategies for Learning Environment Management in Special Education
- Individualizing Instruction for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Teaching Communication Skills In Special Education
- Self-Advocacy for Students with Impairments
- Curriculum & Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Life Skills to Students with Special Needs
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Special Needs
- Supporting Life Transitions for SPED Students
- Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator
- Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs
- Professional Issues for Teachers in Michigan
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