DEC INITIAL SPECIALTY SET: EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION/EARLY INTERVENTION

PREPARATION STANDARD 7

 

COLLABORATION

7.0  Beginning special education professionals collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with exceptionalities, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of individuals with exceptionalities across a range of learning experiences.

 


Key Elements

7.1 Beginning special education professionals use the theory and elements of effective collaboration 
7.2 Beginning special education professionals serve as a collaborative resource to colleagues 
7.3 Beginning special education professionals use collaboration to promote the well-being of individuals with exceptionalities across a wide range of settings and collaborators 


 

CEC Special Education Early Childhood Specialist Set

Knowledge

 

K7.1  Structures supporting interagency collaboration, including interagency agreements, referral, and consultation

Skills

 

S7.1 Apply models of team process in early childhood

 

S7.2 Collaborate with caregivers, professionals, and agencies to support children’s development and learning

 

S7.3 Support families’ choices and priorities in the development of goals and intervention strategies

 

S7.4 Implement family-oriented services based on the family’s identified resources, priorities, and concerns

 

S7.5 Provide consultation and coaching in settings serving infants and young children

 

S7.6 Involve families in evaluation of services

 

S7.7 Participate as a team member to identify and enhance team roles, communication, and problem-solving

 

S7.8 Employ adult learning principles in consulting and coaching family members and service providers

 

S7.9 Assist the family in planning for transition

 

S7.10 Implement processes and strategies that support transitions among settings for infants and young children

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