Communicating with Parents and Families of Exceptional Children

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Love Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 323 pages
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This book combines innovative strategies with daily activities designed to improve communication between the school and families of special needs children. The text addresses the changing family structure and takes the stance that parents and educators should be partners rather than combatants. Listening skills and positive communication are the heart of building positive relationships between family members and professionals. This text explains how to handle parent - teacher conferences, progress reports, group meetings, parent training, and planning programs. This fourth edition takes an in-depth look at fostering the best relationship between teachers and parents. Classroom teachers, as well as special educators, will find this resource extremely useful in communicating with parents and addressing the needs of children with disabilities.

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Contents

The Mirror Model
23
Family Dynamics
37
Perceptions and Diversity of Values
47
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