• Course develops the teacher candidate‚Äôs collaborative skills and effective communication practices in working with families, teachers and other stakeholders of 4th and 5th graders including those with learning disabilities.
  • Specific strategies to more effectively develop collaboration with regular classroom teachers and other school and community personnel are explored, as well as opportunities to practice elements of successful and effective team relationships through knowledge and comprehension of the positive aspects of the consultative mod
  • Specific strategies to more effectively develop family/professional-working partnerships to effectively work with students at the 4th and 5th-grade levels.
  • Opportunities to practice elements of successful and effective team relationship building.
  • Students will study issues associated with the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team.
  • Students will have multiple opportunities to practice elements of successful and effective team relationship through knowledge and comprehension of the positive aspects of collaboration.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of and means to improve his/her own behavior on a team.
  • On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to know, apply, and on occasion, create principles and good practices surrounding 4th/5th-grade environment for collaboration, consultation, and teamwork.

This course provides candidates with factors that influence behavior in order to develop the skills to implement evidence-based behavioral interventions other tools appropriate to the socio-emotional and developmental needs of the student with autism. This includes the skills to set measurable goals, collect meaningful data and address crisis/trauma-informed models. Candidates will also have the opportunity to design their own model environment, with special attention to the ecological learning needs of neurodiverse students. Technologies appropriate to these domains will be introduced and explored.