ERIC Number: ED320363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Facilitating Successful Vocational/Special Education Programs for Mildly Handicapped Adolescents through Collaborative Consultation with Parents.
Elksnin, Linda K.; Elksnin, Nick
Collaborative consultation is presented as a model for vocational education programming for mildly handicapped adolescents, in which the teacher-consultant and the parent-consultee cooperatively solve problems through their shared expertise. A nine-step behavioral consultation model is described which facilitates collaborative consultation between parent and special educator. The nine steps are preentry, entry, gathering information, defining the problem, determining solutions, stating objectives, implementing the plan, evaluating the plan, and terminating consultation. Opportunities for implementing collaborative consultation during vocational program planning are described, and include consultation sessions designed to: inform parents of vocational opportunities, plan vocational assessment and collect vocationally relevant information, develop the vocational component of the individualized education plan, and develop plans for transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. Includes 30 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Life Options for Exceptional Individuals. Conference Proceedings of the International Conference of the Division of Career Development (5th, Atlanta, GA, October 12-14, 1989); see EC 231 176.