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ERIC Number: ED171097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Staff Advocacy and Parent Advocacy Training for Preschool and Head Start Children with Special Needs.
Hocevar, Susan Page
The paper examines staff and parent advocacy training for special needs preschool and Head Start children. The author outlines the rights and responsibilities as stated in federal and state legislation, and the aspects of advocacy not usually considered, such as maximizing the resources to provide an appropriate program. Suggestions are given for bridging the communication gap between preschools and public schools (who often are not aware of the extent of the program provided by preschools). Listed are 10 steps to take when parents are in conflict with their school system, such as, talking with the teacher or other school personnel and discussing the problem, and taking notes of conversations. Forms (with comments on the use and rationale of the forms) are included in the following areas: background information, developmental history, child's record of medical information/family health history, and educational history. A short section presents a step-by-step guide for educational goal setting for parents. The script of a slide presentation on advocacy for handicapped children in Project Head Start is provided. (PHR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Head Start
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session W-22X)