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ERIC Number: ED122569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Assertive Training for Parents of Exceptional Children.
Markel, Geraldine; And Others
Assertive training is offered as an effective method for parents of exceptional children to attain their legitimate rights regarding their children's education. A mother of a retarded child recounts her experiences and frustrations in participating in her child's EPPC (Educational Planning and Placement Committee). Some rights of parents (such as the right to attempt to plan the best program for the child) are reviewed, and assertive training is described in relation to affirmation and implementation of rights. Also provided are examples which illustrate the differences between nonassertive, aggressive, and assertive responses that might be made during interactions between parents and school personnel. Offered are brief sections on teachers as models and resources for parents; positive and assertive physical and verbal behaviors of parents and teachers during conferences; and pointers for parents on working with the school to get the best education for the child. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)