Consultation, Collaboration, and Teamwork for Students With Special Needs

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Working Together in Schoolsp. 1
Focusing Questionsp. 2
Key Termsp. 2
Educator Responsibilities in Schoolsp. 2
Teacher Autonomy and Professional Collegialityp. 3
What Collaborative School Consultation Isp. 5
Defining Consultation, Collaboration, and Teamworkp. 5
Descriptions of Collaborative School Consultation and Co-teachingp. 6
How Consultation, Collaboration, and Co-teaching Differp. 7
When Educators Consult, Collaborate, and Co-teachp. 9
What Collaborative School Consultation Is Notp. 10
Role Responsibilities for Collaborative School Consultationp. 10
Initiating School Consultation, Collaboration, and Teamworkp. 11
Interchangeable Rolesp. 12
Key Elements in Consulting and Collaboratingp. 13
Role Delineation in Collaborative School Consultationp. 14
Framework for School Consultation, Collaboration, and Teamworkp. 18
Evaluation and Support of Consultation and Collaborationp. 23
Preparation for School Consultation and Collaborationp. 25
Multiplier Effects of Collaborative School Consultationp. 27
Problem Areas to Avoidp. 27
Process and Content in the School Contextp. 28
Synergy of Context, Process, and Contentp. 30
Tips for Working Together in Schoolsp. 31
Chapter Reviewp. 31
To Do and Think Aboutp. 32
For Further Readingp. 33
Background, Theory, Research, And Structurep. 34
Focusing Questionsp. 34
Key Termsp. 35
School Reform Movementsp. 35
The Regular Education Initiative (REI) in Retrospectp. 37
Inclusive or Unified School Systemsp. 38
Transition from Preschool to School and from School to Workp. 42
Summary of School Reform Movementsp. 43
A Brief History of School Consultationp. 43
School Consultation before 1970p. 43
School Consultation after 1970p. 44
Theoretical Bases of School Consultationp. 45
Research Bases of School Consultationp. 45
Structure for School Consultationp. 47
Semanticsp. 47
Structural Elementsp. 47
Systemsp. 48
Perspectivesp. 49
Approachesp. 50
Prototypesp. 51
Modesp. 52
Modelsp. 53
Synthesizing Structural Elements into Methods of Collaborative Consultationp. 59
Tips for Structuring Collaborative School Consultationp. 64
Chapter Reviewp. 65
To Do and Think Aboutp. 65
For Further Readingp. 66
Diversity In Collaborative School Environmentsp. 68
Focusing Questionsp. 68
Key Termsp. 69
Valuing Individual Differences within the School Contextp. 69
Adult Differences within the School Contextp. 70
Assessing Individual Preferencesp. 71
Self-Study of Preferred Styles and Functionsp. 73
Constructive Use of Adult Differences for School Consultationp. 74
Differing Teacher Stylesp. 76
Using Adult Differences to Facilitate Productive Team Interactionp. 77
Adult Differences in Communicationp. 78
Adult Differences in Problem-Solving Stylesp. 78
Using Knowledge of Adult Differences Wiselyp. 79
Educators with Disabilitiesp. 81
Effects of Diversity on School Consultation and Collaborationp. 82
Assessing Multicultural Awareness of Educatorsp. 83
Responding to Cultural Diversity in Collaborative Settingsp. 85
Involvement of Culturally Diverse Familiesp. 88
Language Needs of Students from Culturally Diverse Groupsp. 89
Needs in Rural and Isolated Schoolsp. 89
Needs of Students Who Move Frequentlyp. 90
Needs of Military Dependent Studentsp. 91
Practices for Promoting Multicultural Educationp. 92
Tips for Using Diversity in School Settingsp. 93
Chapter Reviewp. 94
To Do and Think Aboutp. 94
For Further Readingp. 95
Family Focused Home-School Collaborationp. 96
Focusing Questionsp. 97
Key Termsp. 97
Mandates for Family Involvementp. 97
Educational Rationale for Family Involvementp. 99
Family Empowermentp. 99
Moving From Parent Involvement to Family-Focused Collaborationp. 100
Broadened Conceptualization of Familyp. 100
Beyond Involvement to Collaborationp. 101
Values for Home-School Collaborationp. 101
Barriers to Collaboration with Familiesp. 102
Cultural Competence of Educatorsp. 103
Historical, Attitudinal, and Perceptual Factorsp. 103
Bridges to Successful Home-School Collaborationp. 105
Focusing on Family Strengthsp. 105
Using Appropriate Communication Skillsp. 105
Promoting Positive Roles for Family Membersp. 106
Developing Home-School Partnershipsp. 106
Five Steps for Collaborating with Familiesp. 107
Tips for Family-Focused Collaborationp. 119
Chapter Reviewp. 120
To Do and Think Aboutp. 121
For Further Readingp. 122
Problem-Solving Strategiesp. 123
Focusing Questionsp. 123
Key Termsp. 124
The Problem-Solving Processp. 124
Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination in Problem-Solvingp. 125
The POCS Method of Problem-Solvingp. 128
The Ten-Step Process for Consultationp. 132
Preparing for the Consultationp. 132
Initiating the Consultationp. 134
Collecting Informationp. 134
Isolating the Problemp. 134
Identifying Concerns Relevant to the Problemp. 134
Generating Solutionsp. 135
Formulating a Planp. 136
Evaluating Progress and Processp. 136
Following Up the Consultationp. 136
Repeating the Consultation if Neededp. 137
What to Say During the Consultationp. 137
What to Consider if Group Problem-Solving Is Not Successfulp. 140
Tools to Facilitate Group Problem-Solvingp. 140
Brainstormingp. 140
Creative Problem-Solvingp. 143
Lateral Thinkingp. 143
Concept Mappingp. 144
Idea Checklistp. 144
Benchmarkingp. 145
Other Collaborative Activitiesp. 145
Interaction Formatsp. 147
Tips for Problem-Solving Strategiesp. 148
Chapter Reviewp. 148
To Do and Think Aboutp. 149
For Further Readingp. 149
Communication Processesp. 151
Focusing Questionsp. 151
Key Termsp. 152
Communication for Effective School Relationshipsp. 153
Challenges of Communicationp. 153
Ethnic and Gender Differences in Communicationp. 154
Skills for Communicatingp. 156
Rapport-Building to Enhance Communicationp. 156
Responsive Listening Skillsp. 157
Roadblocks to Communicationp. 163
Assertivenessp. 164
Managing Resistance, Anger, and Negativityp. 167
Why Educators Resistp. 167
How to Deal with Resistancep. 168
Conflict Managementp. 170
Tips for Communicating Effectivelyp. 175
Chapter Reviewp. 175
To Do and Think Aboutp. 176
For Further Readingp. 178
Managing Time and Technologyp. 179
Focusing Questionsp. 179
Key Termsp. 180
Stress, Burnout, and Attritionp. 180
Minimizing Stress of Professional Responsibilitiesp. 181
Management of Timep. 184
Finding Time for Collaboration and Teamingp. 185
Techniques for Meetings, Interviews, and Observationp. 188
Conducting Effective Interviewsp. 192
Making Prudent Observationsp. 193
Management of Consultation Records and Resourcesp. 194
Using a Consultation Logp. 194
Memosp. 194
Organizing a Consultation Notebookp. 196
Organizing and Distributing Materialsp. 199
Technology for Enriching Collaborationp. 199
Technology for Managing Consultation and Collaborationp. 200
Telecommunications and Electronic Networksp. 201
Electronic Scheduling Programsp. 202
Information Servicesp. 202
Internet Resourcesp. 202
FAX Communicationp. 203
Monitoring Student Recordsp. 203
Grades and Attendance Recordsp. 203
Individual Educational Plansp. 204
Assessment and Evaluationp. 204
Adapting Materials and Testsp. 206
Preparing Reports and Other Written Productsp. 207
Planning for Use of Technologyp. 208
Tips for Managing Time and Technologyp. 209
Chapter Reviewp. 210
To Do and Think Aboutp. 211
For Further Readingp. 212
Assessment and Evaluationp. 214
Focusing Questionsp. 214
Key Termsp. 215
Assessing and Evaluating the Consultationp. 215
Components of Consultation Evaluationp. 217
Developing an Evaluation Planp. 219
Example of an Evaluation Planp. 219
Components of a Good Planp. 219
Evaluating the Context of Consultationp. 221
Assessment of Classroom Environmentsp. 222
Evaluating the Process of Consultationp. 222
Consultant Self-Assessment Proceduresp. 224
Records of Consultation Activitiesp. 226
Evaluating the Content of Consultationp. 227
Assessing Student Academic Performancep. 227
Assessing Student Behaviorsp. 233
Skills and Competencies for Collaborative Consultationp. 237
Ethics of Consulting and Collaboratingp. 237
Tips for Assessing and Evaluatingp. 242
Chapter Reviewp. 242
To Do and Think Aboutp. 243
For Further Readingp. 244
Planning for Inclusionp. 246
Focusing Questionsp. 247
Key Termsp. 247
Planning Inclusive Schoolsp. 248
Importance of Planning for Inclusionp. 248
Involving All Stakeholdersp. 249
Planning Lessonsp. 250
Typical Lesson Planningp. 251
Co-Planning Lessonsp. 251
Co-Teaching a Lesson Planp. 255
Planning Cooperative Learning Lessonsp. 258
Planning for Individuals in Inclusive Classroomsp. 260
IEP Requirementsp. 260
Helping Teachers Use IEP Informationp. 260
Planning Curriculum Adaptationsp. 261
Curriculum Accommodationsp. 262
Curriculum Modificationsp. 268
Planning Remedial Instructionp. 270
Guidelines for Remedial Instructionp. 272
Resources for Remedial Lessonsp. 272
Planning Instructional Supportp. 273
Planning for Parasp. 273
Planning for Peer Tutors and Other Instructional Assistantsp. 274
Teaching Study Strategiesp. 275
Teaching Self-Advocacyp. 276
Adapting Testsp. 276
Adapting Text Materialsp. 278
Monitoring Student Progressp. 279
Tips for Co-planning and Co-teachingp. 279
Chapter Reviewp. 281
To Do and Think Aboutp. 282
For Further Readingp. 282
Related Services and Support Personnelp. 283
Focusing Questionsp. 284
Key Termsp. 284
Related-Services and Support Personnel as Partners in Inclusionp. 284
Collaboration in Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilitiesp. 286
Transition from School to the Adult Worldp. 287
Roles for Related-Services and Support Personnelp. 288
Related Services in Inclusive Schoolsp. 290
Using Library and Media Resourcesp. 291
Paraeducators/Paraprofessionals/Parasp. 293
School Administrator Role in Collaborationp. 296
Consultants as Coordinators for Interagency Collaborationp. 298
Coordination of Related Servicesp. 299
Sources for Assistancep. 301
Generating Proposals for External Fundingp. 302
Funding Sourcesp. 303
Preparing the Proposalp. 303
Tips for Using Related-Services and Support Personnelp. 306
Chapter Reviewp. 306
To Do and Think Aboutp. 307
For Further Readingp. 308
Professional Development for Collaborationp. 309
Focusing Questionsp. 310
Key Termsp. 310
Purposes of Professional Developmentp. 310
Roles, Responsibilities, and Opportunities for Professional
Developmentp. 311
Characteristics of the Adult Learnerp. 314
Differentiating In-service from Staff Developmentp. 316
Planning In-service and Staff Developmentp. 316
Determining Professional Development Needsp. 316
Presenting In-service and Staff Developmentp. 318
Target Groups for In-service and Staff Developmentp. 319
Formal and Informal In-service and Staff Developmentp. 321
The Teachers' Workroom as a Staff Development Forump. 321
Format for In-service and Staff Developmentp. 323
Time for In-service and Staff Developmentp. 324
Incentives for Participation in ISDp. 324
Techniques for Conducting ISDp. 325
Presenter and Participant Responsibilitiesp. 326
Delivery of ISD Contentp. 326
Follow-Up Activitiesp. 328
Evaluation of the In-service and Staff Developmentp. 330
Benefits of In-service and Staff Developmentp. 330
Tips for Professional Developmentp. 331
Chapter Reviewp. 332
To Do and Think Aboutp. 333
For Further Readingp. 334
Summing Up and Looking Aheadp. 335
Focusing Questionsp. 335
Key Termsp. 336
Global Trends and Social Concerns Affecting Educationp. 336
Societal Changesp. 337
Economic Trendsp. 338
Family Structure Changesp. 338
Demographic Trendsp. 338
A Visionary Scope: Educational Reformsp. 338
Benefits of Collaborative School Consultationp. 340
Positive Ripple Effectsp. 343
Developing New Metaphors for Educationp. 345
Developing a Plan Infusing Consultation, Collaboration, and Teamworkp. 348
Challenges for Consultation, Collaboration, and Teamwork in the Futurep. 351
Tips for Looking Aheadp. 352
Chapter Reviewp. 352
To Do and Think Aboutp. 352
For Further Readingp. 353
Referencesp. 354
Author Indexp. 374
Subject Indexp. 379
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