This comprehensive guide prepares teachers to create strong, secure educational partnerships that support inclusive educational settings for students with special needs. Coverage of consultative, collaborative, and team models makes this resource invaluable for both general and special educators.From special education teachers and related service personnel to students and their families; from general classroom teachers to school administrators, this book helps individuals understand and take ownership of their roles and opportunities in educating a student with disabilities. In addition, those on the team will be: prepared with competencies and skills for fulfilling their roles; organized and efficient in processes for teaching, learning, and interacting; and reflective in assessing and improving educational partnerships to serve special needs of students. Updates to the Fifth Edition New! Chapter 9: Collaborative Consultation for Students with High Ability New! Revised Chapter 12: Putting it all Together for Students' Special Needs New! Expanded Chapter 7: Consulting and Collaborating for English Language Learners (ELL) and Other Diverse Populations New! Added emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of school administrators and special education directors in a collaborative school context New! Analysis and discussion of current issues reshaping special education such as No Child Left Behind and differentiated learning as they relate to and affect collaborative school consultation New! Enhanced focus on the role of uniqueness among adult educators, and how it should be identified and used to educators' advantageDettmer, Peggy J. is the author of 'Consultation, Collaboration, And Teamwork For Students With Special Needs', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205435234 and ISBN 0205435238.