A Case Study to Improve Collaborative Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities

Participants will learn about collaborative strategies for professionals to successfully interact for the benefit of students in specialized programs with severe disabilities. Collaboration strategies will be presented in “real-life” examples that participants will be able to share with their teams.  Based on the information presented, special education teachers will be able to identify appropriate strategies for collaboration and implementation of services in a variety of educational settings for students with disabilities.  Based on the information presented, related service providers will be able to identify appropriate strategies for collaboration and understand the level that other providers (special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, peer models) can support therapies in multiple educational settings. Based on the information presented, educators will be able to apply strategies learned to practical situations in with their own teams. Based on the information presented, educators will be able to identify collaborative teaming situations that can benefit from additional strategies for better outcomes for students.