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Communication for SPED Teachers - Chapter Summary
From collaborative efforts to preparing student progress reports, this chapter addresses everything you need to know about effective communications as a special education teacher. You will review details about how to build relationships and serve as an advocate for special needs students.
You will also find lessons covering ways to communicate with and involve parents in their child's education. Once you have completed your study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Apply strategies for communicating with students' families
- Create student progress documentation
- Use methods to increase parent involvement in education
- Develop strong relationships with students and parents
- Understand the importance of collaborating with general teachers
- Explain how teachers advocate for special education students
- Describe the characteristics of an effective advocate
Create a self-paced study schedule with short, engaging video and text lessons that are accessible 24/7 from any device. Refer to the lessons as often as needed and even print transcripts for quick reference purposes. Take self-assessment quizzes to ensure you have mastered all material in one lesson before moving on to the next.
1. 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.
2. How to Report Learning Progress to Students & Parents
This lesson describes how to communicate learning progress. It specifically focuses on the tools of summative documentation, formative communication, and standardized documentation.
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. Building Relationships with Parents & Families
Regardless of the capacity in which you work with children, it is very important to know how to build relationships with parents and families. This lesson gives you some ideas on how to go about this crucial task.
5. 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.
6. 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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Other chapters within the MTTC Speech & Language Impairment (057): Practice & Study Guide course
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- Development in Middle Childhood & Adolescence
- Theories of Communication Development
- Atypical Development & Delays
- Linguistic Features of English
- Principles of Phonetics
- Understanding the Speech Mechanism
- The Ear & Its Functions
- Speech Impairments Overview
- Language Impairments Overview
- Neurological, Neuromuscular & Structural Impairments
- Overview of Hearing Impairments
- Speech & Language Assessment Overview
- Assessing Student Hearing
- Utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
- Intervention Strategies for Students with Communication Impairments
- Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Needs
- Cultural Sensitivity in the SPED Classroom
- Legal Considerations for Students with Special Needs
- Assistive Technology in the SPED Classroom
- Research on Communication Disorders
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