Families and parents

Families and parents - Families and parents -relationships...

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Families and parents -relationships between teachers and parents of exceptional children have shifted from adversarial to collaborative (requires a welcoming attitude) -3 factors have influenced this shift 1) parents have advocated for greater involvement 2) research has demonstrated the benefits of collaboration 3) IDEA requires parental involvement (especially if they seem unresponsive) -working with parents of exceptional children requires understanding -having a child with disabilities puts tremendous stress on the family -these parents have to play many more roles than parents of normally achieving children (ex: caregiver, teacher, advocate, counselor, marriage partner, behavior support specialist) -roles change as child ages, but continues into their adulthood -establishing a partnership with parents may be difficult -parent’s cultural/linguistic background may impede communication -teachers may act condescendingly toward the parents/dismiss their concerns -parents and teachers may not know hot to address conflicts constructively
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EDUC 230 taught by Professor Ferretti during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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