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ERIC Number: EJ1136098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Frequency and Form of Team Communication from the Perspective of Parents of Preschool Children with Disabilities: Implications for Diverse Families
Sheppard, Mary Erin
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v17 n1 p39-54 Spr 2017
Effective communication between parents of children with disabilities and other team members positively impacts family-school collaboration. Parents of children with special needs were asked how and how often they communicated with their children's preschool teams. The frequency of both formal and informal meetings varied tremendously. Parents described other ways that they communicated with their teams, and most were satisfied with the amount of information they received. However, parents who completed the survey in Spanish, parents who were Hispanic/Latino or African American, and those with less income reported more scheduled meetings but fewer other means of communicating with teams and were less satisfied with their level of involvement. The findings indicate the need for increasing communication opportunities for diverse families.
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 615 E 52nd Street Suite 347, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110. Tel: 816-235-2401; Fax: 816-235-2260; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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