Question

In person or via phone, interview a certified special education teacher specific to a grade range relevant to your program of study.Be prepared to take notes, as these will be submitted as part of the assignment deliverable. In the interview, address the following. 1. Discuss the similarities and differences among students with and without disabilities. 2. Describe the characteristics of various disabilities and their educational implications for students at your school. 3. Explain the effects disabilities can have on students' academic and social development, attitudes, interests, and values. 4. Describe how factors such as cultural diversity and human issues affect students with disabilities. 5. Explain how you address the unique learning needs of students with disabilities in the classroom, including those students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 6. Explain strategies you use when collaborating and co-teaching with general education teachers. 7. Include discussion of why it is important to avoid becoming a silo, behavior enforcer, or aid in the classroom rather than aco-teacher. 8. Describe how you use various types of technology to support students with disabilities in both the special education and regular education classroom. 9. Describe the legal responsibilities you have to protect the rights and privacy of students with disabilities. Include discussion of IDEA, procedural safeguards, FERPA, HIPAA, etc. Include examples of some dilemmas associated with upholding thesestandards. 10. Discuss how you collaborate with general education teachers to communicate, create, and store student documentation. 11.Describe one or two strategies.of your favorite co-teaching

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