ERIC Number: ED315933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
This document presents one module in a set of training resources for trainers to use with parents and/or professionals serving children with disabilities; focus is on communication skills. The modules stress content and activities that build skills and offer resources to promote parent-professional collaboration. Each training module takes about 2 hours. The module guide has eight sections: a publicity flyer, topic narrative, overview, trainer agenda, activities, summary, bibliography, and evaluation. Introductory information explains how to use the modules including conducting a needs assessment, planning the training, selecting the training module, implementation, evaluation, and followup. Objectives of this module are: (1) survey assertive interactions; (2) develop an understanding of the premise and research on which assertiveness training is based; (3) identify potential barriers to effective communication; (4) become familiar with the differences between assertive, aggressive, and nonassertive communication; (5) practice effective communication skills; (6) accept personal rights and overcome barriers to effective communication; and (7) identify dysfunctional personal messages. A bibliography identifies 15 books, magazines, or other resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Aggression, Assertiveness, Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Disabilities, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Education, Parent School Relationship, Secondary Education
Resources in Special Education, 900 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814-2703 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 222 038-052.