ERIC Number: ED133936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Parents as Staff Partners: A Program for Parent Involvement in a Short Term Preschool Psychiatric Center. Volume III, No. 1. The Staff Training Prototype Series.
Jones, Earle F.
Described in the third of three reports from a staff training program at the University of Texas at Austin is a program for parent involvement in a short term center for learning disabled and emotionally disturbed preschoolers. It is explained that the program focuses on the parent's role as principle therapist for the child. Among program components reviewed are parent education groups (discussions covering such topics as behavior management), family demonstration therapies (observation sessions by parents), and parent counseling conferences (meetings to evaluate child progress and facilitate family communication). Analyzed are steps involved in helping parents assume a staff-partner role, and examined are potential obstacles to meaningful parent-staff interaction. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For other reports in this series, see EC 092 720 and EC 092 721