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SPED/557

Collaboration with Families of Students with Disabilities

Online

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$525

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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course focuses on the interrelationships of varied services for students with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of students with disabilities by working with parents, professionals, and community services to develop collaborative and productive professional relationships. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Examine the dynamics of family structures and the effect of family characteristics on students with disabilities.
  • Describe the family life cycle for families of students with disabilities.
  • Identify the natural supports built within families and the influence on typical students in families of students with disabilities.
  • Evaluate the effects of cultural and demographic contexts on families of students with disabilities.
  • Examine the experiences of grief and loss for families of students with disabilities.

Week 2

  • Examine the history of special education laws and litigation that support family involvement in educational systems.
  • Identify changes to the Individual's with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that strengthened the family's role in the IEP process.
  • Explain the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the context of special education.
  • Investigate the use of advocacy, self-advocacy, and self-determination in the context of special education. Investigate national and local family support agencies and service providers for families of students with disabilities.

Week 3

  • Investigate national and local family support agencies and service providers for families of students with disabilities.
  • Evaluate the coordination process between family support agencies, service providers, and families of students with disabilities.

Week 4

  • Examine effective family-school partnerships.
  • Explore successful collaboration and communication skills for family-school conferences and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process.
  • Evaluate conflict resolution strategies for collaborative settings.
  • Investigate the differences between levels of collaboration during the family life cycle (early childhood, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary).

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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