Thursday, March 4, 2010

TOPIC 8: Encouraging Team Collaboration

Team Members:  Any member of the staff who works with or interacts with the student this may include:
  • Para professionals
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • Special education teachers
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Cafeteria personnel
  • Custodians
  • Bus drivers
  • Office personnel
  • Social workers
  • Case managers
  • Physical Therapist

Some ways to encourage Team Collaboration:
  • Establish a clear vision and purpose for the meeting
  • Prepare ground rules for team behavior and interaction
  •  Define roles and responsibilitis of all members
  •  Prepare an agenda and write up meeting minutes
  • Base ALL decisions on data
  • Dialogue and Team Collaboration ( problem solve, brainstorm strategies, use reflective listening)
  • Prepare a diagram of behaviors with hypothesis to be filled in by the team on chart paper
Walker et al. (2004). Chapter 3
R. Freeman SPED 843 classroom notes ( January 2010 - March 2010)

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