ERIC Number: ED342166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Common Ground: A Series of Essays for Professionals and Families Who Unite To Help Young Children with Special Needs.
Montana Univ., Missoula. Div. of Educational Research and Services.
This compilation of essays and resources focuses on acceptance of children with disabilities and cooperation between parents and early intervention specialists. The compilation includes the following items written by Jan Spiegle-Mariska (sometimes cited as Jan Mariska): "Building Effective Parent/Professional Partnerships"; "What Parents Want from Early Intervention Professionals"; "What Parents Valued Most from Early Intervention Professionals"; "A Mom's Perspective on Early Intervention"; "The Risk of Divorce: What Parents Can Do To Help Themselves"; "When I Felt Really Bad, I Read a Book..." (cites inspirational quotations from numerous authors); "Skyriding" (a poem); and "Suggested Readings for Professionals and Families Seeking To Form Effective Partnerships." The guide also includes "Welcome to Holland" by Emily Perl Kingsley and "Acceptance Is Only the First Battle: How Some Parents of Young Handicapped Children Have Coped with Common Problems," a 43-page booklet by Susan Duffy and others that discusses advocacy, support groups, parent-professional relationships, and conflicting professional advice. The compilation concludes with a list of materials available from the CO-TEACH Preschool Program. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community; Practitioners
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 Project.