ESE 631 Week 5 Discussion Questions


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ESE 631 Week 5

Discussion Question 1, Families and Autism

Post your reaction to the video, and then discuss how families of children with autism partner with educators to provide appropriate accommodations for learning and development.  Imagine yourself in the role of a teacher of a child with autism in your classroom.  Generate a list of research-based best practices for collaborating with the family to build a strong school-family partnership.

Discussion Question 2, Transition and Self-Determination

Identify and discuss the elements of an IEP transition plan, as well as the importance of promoting self-determination in the transition plan and process.  Discuss your experiences and insights on effective strategies to teach self-determination skills to a student with a disability and what challenges you might anticipate when teaching these skills.  How would you overcome these challenges to ensure students are well prepared for life beyond high school?