A Special Education
teacher does not work alone. There are many professionals that come in
and out of her classroom every day to see her or a student. Some of these
colleagues she works very closely with, others, she does not see very often
but sees how their hard work is effective. There are two teachers of the
Deaf for the high school. They have known each other since they were both
teaching at the same elementary school several years back. They both know
that besides each other, they have many people that they could go to if
they have any questions. Below is a list of professionals that Mrs. Telischak
interacts with to give her students the best possible education.
Interpreters- they interact with both the teachers and the students and
travel between classes to translate the lessons into American Sign Language
for the students.
Job Link teachers- they provide post-secondary skills, Mrs. Telischak and
Mrs. Dodo worked well to incorporate the lessons into the daily activities
in the classroom.
Speech Pathologist- interacts with Mrs. Telischak to discuss the process
made. They are also able to interject the games from Speech class into
the classroom for practices.
Psychologist- the psychologist keeps Mrs. Telischak up to date on what
the students share throughout the sessions and vice versa. Mrs. Telischak
informs her on what is going on in the home.
Parents- Mrs. Telischak keeps them involved and allows them to be involved
in any decision making process that goes on within the classroom.
Vocational Opportunity Center
General Education teachers
United Cerebral Palsy clinic (UCP)
Bulletin board Service for Deaf
Educational Assessment Clinic
MRDD to help advise for housing, income, etc.
Positive Educational Program (PEP)
Mrs. Telischak also
had mentioned that just because these people have certain titles does not
mean that they have not been of assistance in other areas. They have all
been able to offer support and help in their area of profession, other
areas and also as a friend. I could not write enough to say how important
it is to interact and work with other professionals and also to explain
all of the work that each has put in to assist each student.