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Teacher Responsibilities & Communication in SPED - Chapter Summary
This chapter examines the importance of communication in special education, as well as the roles and responsibilities of special education teachers. As you progress through this chapter, you'll examine several communication concepts between teachers, students, parents, caregivers, stakeholders and colleagues. Studying this chapter will help you:
- Evaluate the responsibilities and roles of special education professionals
- Understand bias issues that can arise in special education classrooms
- Improve student learning by collaborating with colleagues
- Report learning progress to parents and students
- Involve caregivers and parents in the special education process
- Talk about and with people who have disabilities
- Explain the importance of stakeholder communication with regards to special education
To help you check your understanding of these special education topics, we've included multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. The chapter can be completed at your own pace, and you can use any computer or mobile device to study. You can also submit questions to our instructors online if you have any.
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.
2. Bias Issues in the Special Education Classroom
One of the biggest challenges for teachers is bias. This lesson explores common biases based on abilities, race, class, and gender and sexuality, as well as strategies for overcoming bias and discrimination.
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.
4. 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.
5. Involving Parents & Caregivers in Student Education
Educators know students are most successful when parents and caregivers are involved in their child's education. How can teachers and administrators engage parents? This lesson presents ways to provide varied and meaningful engagement.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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Other chapters within the GACE Special Education General Curriculum (581): Practice & Study Guide course
- Instructional Strategies Overview
- Strategies & Tools for Special Education Teachers
- Teaching Strategies for Different Learning Styles
- Adapting the Classroom for Different Learning Styles
- The Learning Environment & Student Health
- Human Development & Disability Identification & Impact
- Major Student Disability Categories
- Individualized Education Plans & Special Education
- Transition Services & Planning
- Types of Assessment & Special Education Classrooms
- Special Education Rules & Legislation
- GACE Special Education General Curriculum Flashcards