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EDSP 477 Consultation and Collaboration in Special Education IRIS MODULE 2: Collaborating with Families Name: Kaitlin McCann Assessment Please answer the questions below. If you have difficulty answering them, go back and review the Perspectives and Resources pages in this module. 1. Describe the range of emotions associated with being the parent of a child with special needs. Select two emotional states and describe how you as a teacher would work with a parent experiencing these emotions. The range of emotions associated with being the parent of a student with special needs include denial, guilt, anger, depression, anxiety, and fear. They may also experience feelings of strength, hope, joy, love and pride. When working with a parent in denial you need to continue to stress that it is not their fault whatsoever. Continue to reassure them that there child still has full potential to enjoy their life to the fullest and be involved in a range of activities, making their life as “normal” and enjoyable as possible. When a parent is in fear, you must reassure them that there are many ways to help their children become as independent as possible and that is your main goal and reason for being here, Also being sure to let them know that they will not be going through the process alone. 2. Identify and describe three roles that a parent of a child who has a disability might undertake that are unlike the roles typically associated with parenting. One role that a parent of a child with a disability may take on would be a case manager which includes overseeing all health, educational, and other related services in order to coordinate and communicate the needs and other necessities in order to care for their child. Another role that they may take on would be being an advocate and speaking out in the best interest of their child. Although this is something that all parents do, parents with a child with a disability are constantly being
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course EDSP 477 taught by Professor Cochran during the Spring '11 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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