Special education teachers play a significant role in the IEP process, delivery of services, and advocacy for students and their families. These teachers are teachers of content, classroom leaders, managers of behavior, consultants, case managers, advocates, and collaborators. Within these various responsibilities, it is also important to maintain confidentiality while still providing appropriate consultative services, delivery of instruction, and collaboration with faculty, staff, administration, and parents.
Similarities, Differences, Characteristics, and Educational Implications:
- What are some similarities and differences among students with and without disabilities?
- What are some characteristics of various disabilities and their educational implications for students at your school?
Exceptionality and Unique Learning Needs:
- What effects can disabilities have on studentsâ€™ academic and social development, attitudes, interests, and values?
- In what ways do you address the unique learning needs of students with disabilities in the classroom, including those students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds?
Privacy and Collaboration:
- How do you protect the privacy of students with disabilities? What are some dilemmas you have experienced with this?
- How do you collaborate with general education teachers?
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on your interview and the need for professionalism and integrity to protect student privacy. Be sure to explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice to maintain studentsâ€™ confidentiality and other responsibilities for meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities in the school-based setting.