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Joined: Jun 29, 2009
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Posted Jun 29, 2009 at 9:58:41 AM
Subject: Consultation concerns

I am new to this site and apologize if this issue has been discussed before. I haven't yet explored the whole site. Anyway, summer is here, time to relax, but this gives me time to reflect. I feel that one of the areas I need to work on as a teacher is consultation with general ed teachers and would appreciate any advice. I am an elementary special ed teacher. I do both pull out and inclusion. I try to work with the teachers to discusss modifications and accommodations but at times I feel they just "yes" me and then do what they want. This is also the case with the paraprofessionals. I have even had a situation where the teacher knew I was willing to create a modified test, claims she forgot to tell me, gave the child the classroom test which she failed and forgot to tell me....I could go on and on. I thought I wouldn't have to go over the IEP's again and again, but maybe I do. I even provide the teachers with separate lists of modifications...believe me they are basic...I want to work with the teachers...any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Posted:Jun 30, 2009 8:20:13 AM

I was hoping that you would get some responses here, but in the interim, you may find some suggestions here: http://millermom.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Education&action=display&thread=8644

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Posted:Jul 01, 2009 2:53:10 AM

Hi Annie,

I understand your frustrations. Consultation is an area I contantly need to reflect on as well.

I find the best solution for teachers is to just work on one type of modification or accomodation and promote that and its benefits.

Sometimes teachers feel stresed by our long lists, even though we only provide the lists to help them.

By working on one accommodation at a time, teachers will see that it is easy to implement and has rewards and then you can move onto the next idea.

I hope that helps


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Posted:Jul 01, 2009 10:33:48 AM

dhfll43, Thank you for posting my concerns on the other board...I appreciate all the advice and support...

Thanks also Ainslie...

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