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Collaboration, Consultation and Teamwork for Students with Special Needs

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-01
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This text provides a comprehensive, practical foundation and guide for preparing school personnel and families to work together in the education of students with special needs. The book addresses the roles and responsibilities of all educators at school, while working with families and in their communities, to allow them to provide services that will help students with special needs achieve and develop their potential. The book's organization works well with the conventional formats of a special education course in collaborative school consultation at the pre-service or graduate-level , with classes for general teacher education, and with school districts'professional development plans.

Table of Contents

Focuses oncontexts of collaboration, consultation, and teamwork
Describes collaborative consultation and co-teaching and introduces key elements in the collaborative environment
Emphasizes the array of differences in professional perspectives and personal preferences among educators, and highlights variables that create these differences
Provides a brief overview of school improvement issues and collaborative school consultation history, theory, and research
Featuresprocesses that facilitate collaborative school consultation and working in teams
Develops co-educators' verbal and nonverbal communication skills
Presents a format for finding the problems that affect student learning and behavior, and then planning ways to address those problems so that students with special needs can succeed
Focuses on avoiding stress that can lead to burnout from the profession
Providescontent needed by co-educators to work effectivelyin partnerships for students' special needs
Introduces co-teaching as a way of addressing all students' special needs collaboratively
Features family partnerships as the focus of collaborative consultation between home-based co-educators and school-based
Addresses needs of many diverse populations, including culturally and linguistically diverse students, those in rural and isolated areas, military dependent students, students who more frequently, those who are home schooled, and more
Addresses the collaborative roles among a variety of co-educators in the schools and communities, the place oftechnologyin collaborative consultation and team efforts, andadvocacy and leadershipamong educators for the future
Involves school administrators as partners in collaborative activities and addresses the paraeducator role and supervising teachers of paras
Explores the electronic role of technology as it relates to collaborative communication and networking
Concludes the text with attention to mentorships among veteran teachers and novice teachers, leadership development for effective schools, and resource acquisition through grants and other funded projects
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