May 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

EDH 503 - SPED: Collaboration


3 credit(s)
This course provides an introduction to the current knowledge and understanding of children and adolescents with disabilities and the essential elements regarding positive home-school and community collaborations. This course develops the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions related to effective collaborative problem solving. Special educators and general educators interact together in many collaborative activities both inside and outside of school to support students, families, and the community. This course explores evidenced-based practices in key collaborative spaces in schools, including (1) IEPs, (2) pre-referral intervention assistance teams (i.e. child study teams, student support teams), (3) Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, (4) RTI teams, (5) behavioral consultation, (6) working with paraeducators, (7) transition planning, (8) collaborative teaching, (9) serving as an intervention specialist who helps create access to the general education curriculum, (10) Introduction to the current knowledge and understanding of children and adolescents with disabilities and the essential elements regarding positive home-school and community collaborations, and (11) focus on developing and applying key principles of effective collaboration and consultation while developing a critical content expertise about best practices in key collaborative structures.
Prerequisite(s): ENHP education major.


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