Credit Hours: Min: 3; Max:
Description: This course will prepare special educators and prospective special educators for the collaborative processes that are an integral part of early childhood special education. Specific information on building and maintaining partnerships with parents, school personnel, and service providers from outside agencies will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for effective teamwork, including the skills to promote active parental involvement on IFSP/IEP teams and in the transition process. This course provides an overview of the history of collaboration in special education. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities of families, school personnel, and community agencies in the educational process for young children with disabilities ages birth to six years.