Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality: A Special Partnership

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/1997
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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The book presents comprehensive, data-based, and conceptually consistent approaches for families and professionals to collaborate for empowerment. This newly revised book focuses on family-professional empowerment, offers a wealth of concrete, and time- tested strategies for building reliable alliances between families and educators, and is based on the belief that the most rewarding of living one's personal and professional life is through collaboration for empowerment.

Table of Contents

Historical and Current of Families and Parentsp. 2
Schools As Systems: The Context for Family-Professional Collaborationp. 14
Empowermentp. 34
Building Reliable Alliancesp. 52
Family Characteristicsp. 78
Family Interactionp. 94
Family Functionsp. 114
Family Life Cyclep. 132
Communicating Among Reliable Alliesp. 151
Meeting Families' Basic Needsp. 176
Referring and Evaluating for Special Educationp. 198
Individualizing for Appropriate Educationp. 224
Extending Learning into Home and Communityp. 250
Attending and Volunteering at Schoolp. 274
Advocating for Systems Improvementp. 292
Appendix A: Names and Addressesp. 315
Appendix B: Conversation Guidep. 321
Referencesp. 327
Reprint Acknowledgmentsp. 359
Indexp. 365
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