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Ch 21: School & Community Partnerships in Special Education

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School & Community Partnerships in Special Education - Chapter Summary

Quickly and effectively improve your grasp of school and community partnerships in special education using this self-paced chapter. Review short lessons from home or on-the-go to study the basics of co-teaching, how to work with parent volunteers, collaborative approaches in special education and other related topics. Completing this chapter will enable you to:

  • List and describe the roles and responsibilities of special education professionals
  • Discuss the strengths and limitations of collaborative approaches in special education
  • Share strategies for collaborating with colleagues to improve student learning
  • Describe benefits and strategies for co-teaching
  • Give tips that can help teachers work with parent volunteers
  • Provide strategies for promoting the community inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Define and discuss the role of the paraprofessional teacher
  • Offer tips for partnering with service and medical professionals for students with autism spectrum disorders

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8 Lessons in Chapter 21: School & Community Partnerships in Special Education
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Roles & Responsibilities of Special Education Professionals

1. 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.

Collaborative Approaches in Special Education: Strengths & Limitations

2. 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.

Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

3. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

As a teacher, you are not alone. You have a variety of other professionals to call upon to help improve student learning. In this lesson, we look at how to leverage their expertise to improve outcomes.

Co-Teaching: Benefits & Strategies

4. Co-Teaching: Benefits & Strategies

This lesson defines and highlights the benefits of co-teaching in the classroom. Examples of effective co-teaching models that are used in real-world classrooms are explored.

Working with Parent Volunteers: Tips for Teachers

5. 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.

Community Inclusion of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

6. Community Inclusion of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This lesson will provide you with some strategies that promote inclusion and acceptance of children with autism spectrum disorders. Also included are examples for implementing the strategies at the school and community levels.

What is a Paraprofessional Teacher? - Definition & Role

7. What is a Paraprofessional Teacher? - Definition & Role

In this lesson, you'll review a clearly defined explanation of what it means to be a paraprofessional in the classroom. You'll also review the roles and expectations of a paraprofessional teacher who works closely with students with special needs.

Partnering with Service & Medical Professionals for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

8. Partnering with Service & Medical Professionals for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A wide range of professionals often work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this lesson you will find ideas for teachers to work with these professionals to provide students with the best possible education.

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