ERIC Number: ED257245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Individualizing Parent & Professional Partnerships (IPPP). Handbook September 1, 1983-August 31, 1984.
Bowling Green State Univ., OH. Dept. of Special Education.
The handbook is intended to help professionals plan effective parent participation programs to increase involvement in their handicapped children's education. The manual asserts that parent involvement programs must be individualized to match the needs and characteristics of families involved. The manual consist of four major sections. The first addresses the importance of establishing parent-professional partnerships and views the process from a family systems perspective. Section 2 outlines a systematic process for collecting information through the Parent Needs Assessment Inventory (which is included). Section 3 describes different types of family involvement options (parent counseling, parent-provided programs, parent education, and direct participation programs). Suggestions are offered for organizing parent activities. The final section presents a system for developing and implementing individualized parent participation programs based on needs assessment data. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bowling Green State Univ., OH. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For final report, see EC 172 571.