Collaborations: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Educating Students with Disabilities
This practical resource for teachers, professionals, and parents addresses collaboration, effective communication, and how to work with families. Information also is included on the many different professionals involved in the education of students with disabilities, such as occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, intervention specialists, and more. Each chapter is written by actual professionals in that area and addresses roles and responsibilities of the authors' job, how they communicate with teachers and parents, and the direct services they provide to students and teachers. With a focus on how everyone must work together to meet student needs, this is a particularly helpful text for special education professionals.
This book is well organized, which makes it easy to find information about various specialists who work with students with disabilities. Its scope also extends beyond high school. There are chapters on transition (from school to post-school) specialists, college mentoring programs, resident assistants, and job coaches.