• Course develops the teacher candidate’s collaborative skills and effective communication practices in working with families of children with 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 model.
  • Student will study issues associated with the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team.
  • Class will provide students with specific strategies to more effectively develop family/professional-working partnerships.
  • Student will have multiple opportunities to practice elements of successful and effective team relationship through knowledge and comprehension of the positive aspects of collaboration.
  • Student 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 for collaboration, consultation, and teamwork.