Collaboration and Consultation (EDPD6015)


The role of special educators is becoming more involved in collaborative consultation, with special educators, regular educators, therapists, medical practitioners, parents and community workers needing to join forces to determine best practices and to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, in order to provide the best and most appropriate programs for people with special needs in a wide range of school and community settings. In order to undertake this role, the special educator will need to have a good working knowledge of a range of consultation models, knowledge and skills in the understanding of parent and student needs, and effective interpersonal communication skills. This unit is designed to facilitate the development of the knowledge and skills required to take on supporting the academic and social learning of students across a range of schooling contexts.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x tutorial presentation (30%) and 1x reflective community (30%) and 1x report (40%)

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