ERIC Number: ED209800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Guide to Family Involvement.
Myers, Stephen Paul; And Others
The guide is designed to facilitate communication training in the classroom and at home through involvement of parents in the education of their severely multiple handicapped child. Section 1 addresses the advantages of family involvement in the areas of assessment, programing, classroom assistance, and advocacy. The next three sections deal with issues regarding teacher-parent interactions and parental readiness to be involved. Subsections cover special concerns for parents; initial reactions; resources; implementation of a family involvement program (initial contact letter, followup telephone call, initial group meeting, caregiver interview); and continued involvement (which involves such activities as periodic and daily communication, home visits, inservice activities, and workshops). A final section emphasizes to the teacher the importance of involving the handicapped student's entire family in the educational program. Parent group autonomy is discussed with attention given to assertiveness training, additional interaction strategies, and parents assuming responsibility for the group. Appendixes include a suggested outline for the initial contact letter, sample information sheets, and a sample daily parent report form. (SB)
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Severe Disabilities, Teacher Role
Early Childhood Institute, Document Reprint Service, University of Kansas, Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 (no price quoted). Media package available from: Media Services, Bureau of Child Research, 2601 Gabriel, Parsons, KS 67357 consisting of a Comprehensive Communication Curriculum Videotape in the following format: 1/2 inch reel-to-reel, 3/4 inch cassette, VHS, or BETAMAX ($50.00; Rental $25.00 for 2 weeks).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Neurological Inst., Topeka.