ERIC Number: ED342163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Forging Partnerships with Families. Module 3.
Spiegle-Mariska, Jan; Harper-Whalen, Susan
This module presents the philosophical perspective that the fostering of family/professional partnerships is an integral part of effective service delivery to young children with disabilities. The module addresses the issues involved in nurturing the development of dynamic working relationships with families. The issues include: (1) understanding the impact of the child on the family; (2) establishing trusting relationships with families; (3) recognizing and utilizing parental expertise; (4) understanding the impact of intervention on the family system and individualizing family involvement; and (5) facilitating "parent to parent" and "family to family" support. Appendices contain a "wish list" of what parents want from early intervention professionals and a list of 17 suggested readings. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Rearing, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Role, Helping Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Social Support Groups, Specialists, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ., Missoula. Div. of Educational Research and Services.
Note: A product of the CO-TEACH Preschool Program.