Collaboration and Communication   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

SPED 351 - Collaboration and Communication

3 Credit(s)
This class explores the spectrum of interpersonal and interactive learning skills required of educators serving children and youth with "special needs." This phrase is intended to be inclusive, not exclusive, and respect all individuals who receive instruction and services covered by special education law and other laws that provide for services and instruction beyond what is offered in the typical general education program. Due to change in the CTC standards, children with autism spectrum disorders will be a focus in this course. The following topics will be covered in this class: problem solving, empathic listening, mediation, and conflict resolution; effective communication strategies with IEP team members; counseling strategies; and cross-cultural issues. Cross-cultural issues, including bilingual and bicultural considerations will be integrated throughout the course.