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Ch 8: Professional Roles & Responsibilities of SPED Teachers

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If you need to get caught up on the professional responsibilities and roles of special education teachers, our informative chapter can help. The short, mobile-friendly lessons that make up this chapter can be used to study for a test or catch up in class.

Professional Roles & Responsibilities of SPED Teachers - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review the professional roles and responsibilities of SPED teachers. Some of the topics covered include the educational requirements of students with special needs and strategies special education teachers and professionals can use to ensure a successful learning environment. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Outline the roles of special education teachers and professionals
  • Discuss some of the common misconceptions about learning disabilities
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of collaborative approaches in special education
  • Help disabled students participate in the general classroom
  • Communicate and work effectively with the parents of SPED students
  • Understand how to report learning progress to special education parents
  • Demonstrate cultural competency in communication

These learning materials are accessible 24 hours a day, so you can study any time that is best for you. Our lessons are all developed by expert instructors, allowing you complete confidence that you're studying accurate and up-to-date information. To ensure you've understood what you've reviewed, take the short quiz accompanying each lesson. If you're unclear about any of the topics presented here, you can submit questions to an instructor via the Dashboard.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Professional Roles & Responsibilities of SPED Teachers
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Educating Students with Special Needs

1. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Roles & Responsibilities of Special Education Professionals

2. Roles & Responsibilities of Special Education Professionals

The roles and responsibilities of special education professionals are varied. They are responsible for complying with many federal and local laws and regulations regarding the treatment and well-being of people with disabilities. Their roles involve every aspect of the educational process.

Special Education Teachers: Roles & Responsibilities

3. Special Education Teachers: Roles & Responsibilities

Special education teachers are important figures in the education of children with disabilities. This lesson will explore the roles and responsibilities of special education teachers. We will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Common Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities

4. Common Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities

In this lesson, we'll be exploring the common misconceptions people have about students with learning disabilities. By the end of the lesson, you'll have the facts you need to shut down these negative stereotypes to better support your students.

Collaborative Approaches in Special Education: Strengths & Limitations

5. 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.

Helping Students with Disabilities Participate in the General Classroom

6. Helping Students with Disabilities Participate in the General Classroom

With the proven effectiveness of inclusion practices, more and more general education teachers are finding themselves needing to include students with disabilities in the classroom. This lesson provides some tips and strategies for those teachers.

Working & Communicating with Parents of Special Education Students

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.

How to Report Learning Progress to Students & Parents

8. 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.

Cultural Competency in Communication

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.

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