Unit 1: Collaborative Teamwork

The purpose of this unit is to provide an overview of the characteristics of effective teams, a rationale for collaborative teamwork, and a selection of communication skills and activities that foster effective team functioning for implementing educational programs for students with disabilities in general education settings.

After completing Unit 1, participants will know:

  • the characteristics of a collaborative team;
  • why collaborative teams are important for quality education for students with disabilities; and
  • characteristics of effective collaborative team members.