DEC ADVANCED SPECIALTY SET:

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION/EARLY INTERVENTION

PREPARATION STANDARD 5

 

LEADERSHIP & POLICY

5.0 Special education specialists provide leadership to formulate goals, set and meet high professional expectations, advocate for effective policies and evidence-based practices, and create positive and productive work environments.

 


Key Elements

5.1 Special education specialists model respect for and ethical practice for all individuals and encourage challenging expectations for individuals with exceptionalities.
5.2 Special education specialists support and use linguistically and culturally responsive practices.
5.3 Special education specialists create and maintain collegial and productive work environments that respect and safeguard the rights of individuals with exceptionalities and their families.
5.4 Special education specialists advocate for policies and practices that improve programs, services, and outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.
5.5 Special education specialists advocate for the allocation of appropriate resources for the preparation and professional development of all personnel who serve individuals with exceptionalities.

 

 

CEC Special Education Early Childhood Specialist Set

Knowledge

 

K5.1 Sociocultural, historical, and political forces that influence diverse delivery systems, including mental health

K5.2 Policy and emerging trends that affect infants and young children, families, resources, and services

K5.3 Community resources on national, state, and local levels that impact program planning and implementation, and the individualized needs of the child and family

Skills

 

S5.1  Advocate on behalf of infants and young children with exceptional needs, and their families, at local, state, and national levels.

 

S5.2  Provide leadership to help others understand policy and research that guide recommended practices

 

S5.3  Provide leadership in the collaborative development of community-based services and resources. 

 

S5.4  Provide effective supervision and evaluation.

S5.5 Apply DEC recommended practices on leadership

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