Collaboration with families/specialist

The Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) often includes educational specialists who can provide direct input regarding which assessments should be administered to students for determining special education eligibility and making placement decisions. Students with specific documented needs in areas such as speech-language, gross/fine motor, and social-emotional behaviors require specialists to be included to ensure that the assessment results are properly analyzed. In turn, specific individualized services and supports are considered so that students may access the general education setting and curriculum. Teachers should have working knowledge of the assessments administered by specialists and understand the rationale for their inclusion on the MET. This will aid their understanding of the applications of specialized assessment results to the classroom and subsequent collaboration with families.

Review the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) Case Study.

Using the information from the case study, compose a 500-750 word analysis that:

Identifies required team members and additional specialists who should be included as part of the MET team.

Includes a discussion regarding specific information that should be elicited from the individuals identified for the MET team along with a rationale for seeking that information.

Includes the legal and ethical responsibilities of the MET team in collaborating and sharing decisions and results with families.

Cite facts from the case study and a minimum of two outside references that support your analysis.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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