High-Leverage Practices in Special Education

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education is a publication by The Council for Exceptional Children & CEEDAR Center. 

The primary purpose of High-Leverage Practices in Special Education is to provide those involved in special education teacher preparation and professional development with a set of HLPs that were identified through consensus among special educators. These HLPs may be used to design a cohesive set of practice based opportunities to support teacher candidates and practicing teachers in learning to put this know-how to use on behalf of the complex learners they teach. In the following section, CEC’s HLPs are provided across four intertwined components of special education teacher practice—collaboration, assessment, social/ emotional/behavioral practices, and instruction. The 22 HLPs are intended to address the most critical practices that every K–12 special education teacher should master.


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Related Services / Support Staff, Educators, Administrators, Family / Community
Specially Designed Instruction, Instruction
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