ERIC Number: ED145643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The School Psychologist as a Facilitator of Parent Involvement in Decisions Concerning Their Children. An Overview.
Factors influencing decision making are reviewed, and strategies which a school psychologist can use to increase parent involvement in decisions about their handicapped children are delineated. It is explained that four types of interventions are effective in promoting parental involvement: decision counseling, the balance sheet schema to help parents survey alternatives, outcome psychodrama (in which parents explore potential consequences), and emotional inoculation for post-decisional setbacks (making parents aware of an impending crisis or negative outcome in advance). (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August, 1977)