ERIC Number: ED233538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Connections: Developing Skills for the Family of the Young Special Child, 0-5. [and] A Coordinators Guide.
Mendoza, Jeanne; And Others
The program is intended to increase skills in parents of young handicapped children. The coordinator's guide traces the background and development of the parent involvement materials, presents suggestions for workshop planning and actual implementation, and discusses training approaches for developing small group facilitation skills. The companion document presents modules based on 20 parenting skills in four areas (sample subtopics in parentheses): understanding the family (individual differences, family stress, siblings' feelings); encouraging the child's growth and development (physical growth, cognitive skills, language development); developing parenting skills (parenting style, listening, assertiveness); and coordinating the home/school/community (relationships with professionals, conferencing skills, service coordination). Each module includes information on objectives, introductory activities, suggestions for presentations by professionals and parents, small group activities, summaries for parents, and references. (CL)
Descriptors: Child Development, Disabilities, Family Relationship, Infants, Parent Education, Parent School Relationship, Parent Workshops, Siblings, Young Children
Special Education Parent Facilitator Program, Sequoia Elementary, Room 3, 4690 Limerick Ave., San Diego, CA 92117. (Publication No. 1-8-82-16, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.