ERIC Number: ED235670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Parent Involvement in the Multidisciplinary-Team Process.
Dudley-Marling, Curtis; Rosenberg, Richard
The paper presents a rationale for involving parents of handicapped children in the multidisciplinary team process and offers suggestions to facilitate the involvement. Parental rights guaranteed by P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, are summarized. Advantages of parent involvement include increased understanding of their child's disability, improved prospects for implementing the team's recommendations, and enhanced parent-professional relationships. Among facilitative strategies considered are specific preparation to help parents participate effectively in the team process, designation of a specific parent role in the team functioning, and appointment of a parent advocate with responsibilities for overseeing parent participation. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
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