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understanding of child, family and school; 2. Promote shared ownership and joint responsibility for problem solution; 3. Promote Greater conceptualization of needsand concerns, and increase perspective taking; 4. Strengthen relationships within and across systems; 5. Maximize opportunities to address needs and concerns across, rather than within settings; 6. Increase shared (parent and teacher) commitments to educational goals; 7. Increase the diversity of expertise and resources availableWays to improve communication with families: 1.Strive for a positive orientation rather than a deficit-based crisis orientation2. Consider tone as well as content of your communications.3. Develop and publicize regular, reliable, varied two-way communication systems.4. Use effective conflict management strategies.5. Keep the focus of communication on the child's performance.6. Ensure that parents have needed info to support children's educational progress.7. Create formal and informal opportunities to communicate and build trust between home and school8. Underscore all communication with a shared responsibility between families and schoolsContingency contracts: temporal relationship between a behavior and a consequenceSteps to establish contingency contracts: 1. Identify the target behavior and the criterion level2. State how the behavior will be measured.3. State when the behavior must occur4. Identify consequences5. Identify who will implement the contingency6. Signatures.How you determine appropriate replacement behaviors for target behavior: Appropriate behavior that serves the same function as target behavior, equal access to reinforcer, should be developmentally appropriate, and appropriate to context