Enhancing Partnerships in Special Education

Innovative Collaboration, Consultation, and Cooperation

Edited by:
Tachelle Banks, Cleveland State University
Festus E. Obiakor, Sunny Educational Consulting
Anthony F. Rotatori, Saint Xavier University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives in Special Education. Editor(s): Anthony F. Rotatori, Saint Xavier University. Festus E. Obiakor, Sunny Educational Consulting.

Published 2021

This book provides readers with a comprehensive description of procedures and practices that can enhance special education collaboration, consultation and cooperation in classroom learning environments and ancillary educational services. Experts in the field of special education provide detailed information on critical topics such as fostering the collaboration between regular education and special education teachers. Detailed discussions also focus on the role of mental health providers in special education, and the innovative use of technology in enhancing partnerships in general and special education. Unique chapters include the psychologist in the special education process, the role of the government as a partner to enhance special education services, and the vital role that principals play as school leaders to insure that special education students garner the necessary services to maximize their learning potential. Lastly, the critical roles that speech and language and physical education specialists play are discussed with regard to optimizing the overall development of students with special needs.

Preface. Enhancing Partnerships in Special Education: Rationale, Tachelle Banks, Festus E. Obiakor, and Anthony F. Rotatori. The Special Education Practitioner: Using Knowledge Base to Foster Collaboration, Jennifer Dohy. The Hearing and Speech-Language Specialist and the Special Student, C. Jonah Eleweke. The Physical Education Teacher and the Student With Physical and Other Health Impairments, Samuel R. Hodge and Eugene Asola. The Role of Educator Preparation Programs in Fostering Partnerships in the Special Education Process, Cynthia Massey, Shaunita Strozier, and Cynthia Head. The School Psychologist in the Special Education Process, Sunday Obi, Festus E. Obiakor, Stephanie Obi, Kevin Jones, and Doreen N. Myrie. The Role of Mental Health Providers in Special Education, Dakota King-White and Layle Kurt. Principals as Inclusion Leaders for Educational Equality in K–12 Schools, Floyd Beachum and Gina L. Gullo. The Government: A Critical Partner in Enhancing Special Education, Sunday O. Obi, Elizabeth Omiteru, Kevin Jones, and Festus E. Obiakor. The Role of Technology in Enhancing Partnerships in General and Special Education, Lenwood Gibson and Tricia White. About the Authors.