ERIC Number: ED349725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Parent Support Group for Parents of Learning Disabled Students in a High School Setting.
Purcell, Nancy Mari
This practicum developed a support group for parents of learning-disabled adolescents at the high school level, to explore career opportunities, adolescent behavior, and postsecondary academic settings. The practicum project surveyed parents concerning their interest in a parent support group, formed volunteer parent committees, arranged for guest speakers including a psychologist and a representative from a vocational rehabilitation agency, and organized a College and Career Night. A pamphlet listing area resources for students with learning disabilities was also developed. It is concluded that the parent support group gave parents a safe place to share their fears, hopes, frustrations, and intuitive knowledge with other parents with similar challenges. Appendices contain various practicum administration materials. (Contains 19 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.