Special Education Consultant Analysis
Mr. Santiago’s sixth grade classroom is next to Ms. Lujano’s classroom and on some days the walls seem too thin. Ms. Lujano has shared with you, the special education teacher and consultant, her concerns with the tone Mr. Santiago is using in his classroom to redirect Joey, who has been diagnosed with an emotional disability. Joey struggles with getting to class on time, controlling his emotions, and understanding personal boundaries.
Mr. Santiago often raises his voice to Joey which frequently creates a power struggle between the two of them. Ms. Lujano does not feel that this is an effective approach and has noticed that even after re-directing Joey, Mr. Santiago seems to continue to yell at him, sometimes for the entire class period, or until he has removed Joey from his classroom.
Mr. Santiago has not shared any concerns with you and up until this conversation with Ms. Lujano, you were unaware that anything was going on.
In a 1,000-1,250 word analysis, evaluate how you, as a special education consultant, would approach this scenario in a collaborative manner with Mr. Santiago. Identify and describe 4-5 steps intended to resolve the issues between Mr. Santiago and Joey.
In addition, provide one resource to foster positive communication between Mr. Santiago and Ms. Lujano and provide a rationale for your choice.
Support your choices with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.