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Parental Feelings: The Forgotten Component When Working with Parents of Handicapped Preschool Children.
Gargiulo, Richard M.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1991
To improve the relationship between educators and parents of handicapped children, educators should try to understand the feelings and attitudes of the parents of a child with a disability. Listed are seven suggestions for teachers to help them work effectively with parents and encourage parent participation in the education of handicapped…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Response, Empathy, Parent Attitudes
Examining the Individualized Family Service Plan Process: What Are Family and Practitioner Preferences?
Summers, Jean Ann; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990
The study analyzed 102 family members' and practitioners' opinions about expected early intervention outcomes for families of disabled individuals, and identified preferences for information gathering methods concerning family strengths and needs for Individualized Family Service Plans. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Able-Boone, Harriet; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990
This study interviewed 58 parents of preschool-aged disabled children about their perceptions of infant and family services proposed under Public Law 99-457. Parents expressed desires for knowledge about their child and available services, and stressed the importance of professionals empowering families to make their own decisions. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Federal Legislation