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Collaborating, Consulting and Working in Teams for Students with Special Needs
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An all-in-one resource for collaborative consultation, from foundations to applications.
Authoritative and real. Draws on the experiences of many educators, field-tested annually or semi-annually for 25 years, includes many activities from real happenings in the lives of teachers and students.
NEW! The professional perspectives and personal preferences of co-educators have been blended into one chapter with unique and forthright discussions of adult differences that can impede collaboration and teamwork, while also strengthening strategies for working together for the benefit of students with special learning needs.
Encourages active exploration of the collaborative school consultation process through organization that sets the stage for learning and interactive aids that help in practicing the concepts.
NEW! School-based situations begin each chapter and set the stage for the chapter content. Included are examples of realistic school scenarios where collaboration and teaming skills are needed.
NEW! Instructional Objectives for each chapter serve as springboards into the content and are aligned with main headings to focus on designated topics.
Lists of Key Terms alert students to the most important ideas.
Vignettes, case studies, and real-life scenarios invite participation and reflection on actual teaching and learning situations.
NEW! Focus Questions, Action Activities, Reflection Activities, and How-to tips provide opportunities to apply the concepts.
Recommendations for further resources support additional learning.
Encourages collaboration between all involved in educating special learners–novice and veteran teachers, co-teachers, home educators, early childhood education teachers, school counseling personnel, administrators, families, school boards, community leaders, and community agencies.
NEW! The book’s content draws from a number of different disciplines, such as business, communication sciences, and counseling, to bring together the latest research and effective strategies and apply them to consultation and collaboration within schools.
NEW! Looks at collaboration with diverse team members, using a social justice lens as a framework for considering diversity, and defining diversity broadly to include team members who are LGBTQ-identified, team members with disabilities, and military-connected team members and families (Ch. 8).
Recognizes new teachers for their new ideas and enthusiasm for collaborating with veteran teachers.
Encourages veteran teachers to mentor and partner with the new teachers.
Shows how collaborative consultation, with teamwork as an enabling tool, can produce a positive ripple effect for school educators, home educators, and students that extends well beyond an immediate school or home situation.
Recognizes and values the individual differences of teachers as resources for enhancing learning by all students and by those with special needs in particular.
Shows how to use collaborative school consultation and co-teaching to help diverse populations, including:
Students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
Students in gay and lesbian families.
Those who move frequently.
UPDATED! Techniques for using technology and other resources cover some of the latest available tools.
UPDATED! Issues surrounding the ethics of collaborative consultation are now integrated throughout the text.
NEW! An emphasis on planning and delivering differential instruction within general education is included. Chapter 7:
Explores the preparation and ongoing activities needed when special and general educators join together to meet the learning needs of all students in today’s diverse classrooms.
Discusses the role of the special educator in these settings and on MTSS teams.
Looks at collaborating and co-teaching to meet the needs of high ability students.
NEW! Organizational improvements in the text include:
Reordering of some chapters, with communication appearing earlier and evaluation becoming part or the organization and management chapter.
A reduction in the number of chapters from 15 to 12 in order to condense or remove less-frequently used sections.
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