Collaboration Among The General Education Teacher And The Speech Language Pathologist

991 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
During this article, the author talks about five steps she thinks are successful for collaboration amongst the general education teacher and the speech-language pathologist. Collaboration can be defined as two or more teachers work together as equals to assist students to succeed in the classroom. Williams and Swenson tell us that collaborative co-teaching between the general education teacher and speech-language pathologist (SLP) requires a common understanding of the different roles they have, the particular approach they take, and the way they communicate with one another while teaching the co-taught lessons (2015). Co-teaching can be defined as two teachers working together with groups of students sharing the planning, organization, delivery, and the duty of teaching, as well as the classroom. When teaching in a co-taught classroom, communication plays a huge part in making it work. If the teachers do not communicate with one another while planning the lessons out, they will not be able to teach the students accurately because they will not be on the same page. In fact, Swenson and Williams tells us that research says that when co-teachers communicate well with one another not only do they teach more effectively, but their students also learn more effectively (2015).
One of the strengths of this article I think is the idea of co-planning. Co-planning can be defined as when two educators combine their knowledge to plan instructional content, instructional delivery, and…

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