Ch 13: Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education

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Review collaborative and communication approaches in special education prior to taking an important exam with help from this chapter. These user-friendly lessons and multiple-choice quizzes are designed by expert instructors who can help you along the way.

Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education - Chapter Summary

This informative chapter covers the communication and collaborative approaches used in special education. You'll study the importance of stakeholder communication and determine how to communicate and work with the parents of special education students. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Use outreach strategies to communicate with parents of special education students
  • Utilizing parental input in the creation of individualized education programs
  • Outline the limitations and strengths of collaborative approaches in special education
  • Implement school-wide collaboration in special education
  • Collaborate with related service providers for special education
  • Utilize effective strategies for managing paraeducators
  • Follow tips for working with parent volunteers
  • Encourage parent and community involvement in the area of special education
  • Maintain accurate and systematic student records

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10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
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The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in Special Education

1. 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.

Working & Communicating with Parents of Special Education Students

2. 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.

Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized Education Programs

3. Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized Education Programs

When developing a students' Individual Education Program, or IEP, educators must consider parental feedback. This lesson describes methods of involving parents in the IEP process and gives examples of ways teachers can foster parental involvement.

Collaborative Approaches in Special Education: Strengths & Limitations

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Working with Parent Volunteers: Tips for Teachers

8. Working with Parent Volunteers: Tips for Teachers

In this lesson, we'll provide you with some helpful tips on working with parent volunteers, both in and out of the classroom. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Parental & Community Involvement for Students with Learning Disabilities

9. Parental & Community Involvement for Students with Learning Disabilities

Parent and community involvement can make a big difference for all students, but it is especially important for those who struggle. This lesson follows Mrs. Baxter, the principal of fictional Park Elementary School, and explains how parental and community involvement can help students with learning disabilities.

Maintaining Accurate & Systematic Student Records

10. Maintaining Accurate & Systematic Student Records

In this lesson, teachers will learn about the importance of maintaining accurate and systematic student records. Strategies for keeping records about students' academic performance, attendance, and behavior will be included.

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