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Unformatted text preview: In order to properly assess the childs strengths, the counselor or educator must talk to the child and his family. This helps to plan activities accordingly and to include the child more successfully in the community. You must gather information about his talents, his likes and dislikes, his communication, his social and motor skills, his feeding, his toileting, his medication, his equipment, and his dependence. The second lesson addresses the importance of communication. It defines active listening as a very effective way of making sure you understand what is being said. The lesson also accentuates communication tips such as summarizing, paraphrasing, clarifying, silence, pragmatics, and neutrality. The third lesson identifies the importance of an educator building partnerships with families. It emphasizes mutual respect, trust, and open communication....
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course EDSP 470 at Maryland.
- Fall '08