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 an essential text for special education professionals.

part Section 1|15 pages

Collaboration and Consultation: The First Steps

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

Collaboration and Consultation: The First Steps

ByStacey Jones Bock, Nichelle Michalak, Shana Brownlee

part Section 2|14 pages

Effective Communication in Collaboration and Consultation

chapter Chapter|12 pages

Effective Communication in Collaboration and Consultation

ByBarbara M. Fulk

part Section 3|15 pages

Working Collaboratively With Families

chapter Chapter 3|13 pages

Working Collaboratively With Families

ByDiana Nabors

part Section 4|275 pages

School Services: Working Together

chapter Chapter 4|6 pages

General Educator

ByJennifer Gibson

chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

Special Education Teacher

ByNicole M. Uphold

chapter Chapter 6|15 pages


ByTammy L. Stephens, Christine Woodbury

chapter Chapter 7|17 pages

School Psychologist

ByCarrie Kreissl, Jacob V. Linnell, Gary L. Cates

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Speech-Language Pathologist

ByRita Bailey

chapter Chapter 9|18 pages

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

ByLaura Casey, Nicole E. Boivin, Judah B. Axe

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

School Nurse

ByMary Volle Cranston

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

ABA Consultant

ByBarbara Metzger, Shelley M. Garza, Edward M. Clouser

chapter Chapter 12|14 pages

Educational Diagnostician

ByJessica A. Rueter, John N. Trice

chapter Chapter 13|10 pages

Assistive Technology Specialist

ByCarrie Anna Courtad

chapter Chapter 14|15 pages

Itinerant Services

ByChristy Borders, Christine Clark-Bischke

chapter Chapter 15|16 pages


ByCassandra M. Schmidt

chapter Chapter 16|12 pages

School Social Workers

ByMary Jo Garcia Biggs, Sean A. Morales

chapter Chapter 17|16 pages

Professional School Counselor

BySheryl A. Serres, Judith A. Nelson

chapter Chapter 18|16 pages

Physical Educator

ByJosé A. Santiago, Emily A. Roper

chapter Chapter 19|12 pages

Orientation and Mobility

ByChristine Clark-Bischke, Stacy M. Kelly

chapter Chapter 20|27 pages

Physical and Occupational Therapists

ByAnnette R. Parnell

chapter Chapter 21|13 pages


ByMary Kay Scharf

part Section 5|51 pages

High School Years and Beyond

chapter Chapter 22|14 pages

Transition Specialists

ByDebra L. Shelden, Nicole M. Uphold

chapter Chapter 23|13 pages

Employment Support Facilitator (Job Coach)

ByAnthony J. Plotner, Kathleen Marie Oertle

chapter Chapter 24|9 pages

College Mentoring Programs

ByKelli S. Appel

chapter Chapter 25|11 pages

Resident Assistant

ByJeffrey P. Bakken, Lisa Devereux

part Section 6|5 pages

Bringing It Together: The Full Circle

chapter Chapter 26|3 pages

Bringing It Together: The Full Circle

ByJeffrey P. Bakken, Cynthia G. Simpson