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Patterson, Karen B.; Webb, Kristine W.; Krudwig, Kathryn M. – Preventing School Failure, 2009
The authors describe how the participation of Family as Faculty parents in case-based instruction influenced 16 beliefs of 89 special education teacher candidates about the value of partnering with parents. The parents, who all had children with disabilities, participated in a simulated individualized education program meeting that was embedded in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Family Involvement, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Monfore, Dorothea – Preventing School Failure, 2005
The purpose of this resource guide on traumatic brain injury (TBI) is to provide assistance to educators, families, and professionals who may be striving to increase their knowledge and understanding of brain injury. This guide will hopefully become an initial resource. It provides: a glossary of TBI Terms; contact information for and brief…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Resource Materials, Brain, Head Injuries
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Margolis, Howard – Preventing School Failure, 2005
Struggling learners and their parents often are exasperated by homework. They find it difficult, frustrating, and laborious, producing resistance, slipshod work, stress at home, and conflicts between struggling learners, parents, and school personnel. The author (1) identifies several causes of struggling learners' homework difficulties, (2)…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers, Homework
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Searcy, Sheri – Preventing School Failure, 1994
Parents and teachers need to work together to help children with special needs develop meaningful friendships. Emphasis is on the need for parents and teachers to build structures likely to facilitate the development of friendships. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Karasik, Joan; Samels, Marge – Preventing School Failure, 1990
This article discusses recent developments in the status of local, statewide and national advocacy groups and networks of parents of children with behavioral, mental and emotional disorders. Several groups of each type are described, along with lessons learned through experiences of local groups. Contact numbers for listed groups are offered. (PB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Disabilities
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Dwyer, Kevin P. – Preventing School Failure, 1990
Arguing that only 13 percent of children with severe emotional disturbances are receiving adequate special education services in the least restrictive environment, this article presents strategies for parents to ensure appropriate responsiveness from placement and Individual Education Planning teams as well as advice regarding yearly reviews,…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Friesen, Barbara J.; Huff, Barbara – Preventing School Failure, 1990
This article discusses cooperation between parents, family members, and professionals in advocacy efforts on behalf of students with emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders. Tips for parent-advocates and experiences of statewide parent networks are offered, as well as lessons and potential pitfalls experienced by professionals. (PB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Cooperation
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Emerick, Linda J. – Preventing School Failure, 1989
To help reverse the underachievement pattern in gifted students, educators should seek out less-evident indicators of strengths and abilities, incorporate those abilities into the classroom curriculum, recognize evidence of a sustained will to learn, and be realistic and optimistic about signs of improvement. (PB)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baum, Susan – Preventing School Failure, 1989
Guidelines are presented to assist in establishing programs to meet the needs of students who are both gifted and learning disabled. The guidelines suggest focusing attention on development of the giftedness, offering a nurturing environment that values individual differences, teaching compensation strategies, and developing awareness of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted Disabled, Individualized Instruction
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Clark, Edith Marie; Farley, Jack W. – Preventing School Failure, 1990
The article briefly reviews the research and controversy concerning sex education for handicapped children and offers five guidelines including build self-esteem, answer questions clearly and accurately, avoid threats and jokes, and respect children's privacy. (DB)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Disabilities, Elementary Education, Parent Role
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Kelker, Katharin A. – Preventing School Failure, 1990
This article discusses applications of education legislation for drug-addicted children, including the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which recognizes smoking and drug addiction as handicapping conditions. Suggested guidelines for parents seeking school support services under these laws…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Alcohol Abuse, Behavior Problems, Child Advocacy