ERIC Number: ED444319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Inclusion: A Practical Guide for Parents. Tools To Enhance Your Child's Success in Learning. [Second Edition].
Moore, Lorraine O.
This book offers guidance for parents of children with disabilities who are being educated in inclusive settings. It provides background information on how children learn and the specific difficulties experienced by children with learning problems. It suggests strategies for creating better learning environments at home and at school and for helping with reading, math, and writing skills. The book informs parents about ways to measure a child's learning progress through formal ways (standardized tests, report cards) and informal ways (teacher observation, assessment of daily work, and projects.) Individual chapters cover the following topics: (1) inclusive education as a shared responsibility of home and school; (2) principles of collaboration; (3) reasons for learning difficulties (including specific difficulties of students with various mental, emotional, or physical disabilities); (4) learning about the child as a student; (5) charting the child's progress; (6) creating a home environment for learning; (7) strategies for helping the child with homework; (8) parenting with results of recent brain research in mind; and (9) experiences, insights, and questions of parents. Appendices include 22 sample forms, a bibliography, a list of resources, and a glossary. (Contains 37 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Homework, Inclusive Schools, Learning Problems, Learning Processes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Student Evaluation
Peytral Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 1162, Minnetonka, MN 55345; Tel: 877-739-8725 (Toll Free); Fax: 952-906-9777 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For first edition, see ED 402 719.