Parents and Families of Students With Special Needs: Collaborating Across the Age Span, 1st Edition

  • Vicki A. McGinley
  • Melina Alexander
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1506315984
  • ISBN-13: 9781506315980
  • DDC: 371.9
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This title teaches students the skills they need to effectively collaborate with parents and families to ensure a child's success in the classroom. The text takes a lifespan approach with a special emphasis on the critical transition points in a child’s life. Information is provided on what can be seen at each stage of an individual with disabilities’ development and addresses the concerns and needs that families may have during these unique phases of growth. The authors provide an in-depth discussion of how parents and families are affected by particular disabilities, family system theory, the laws that affect individuals with disabilities, and assessments for individuals with disabilities. Chapters written by academics and professionals who are also parents of students with special needs bring a diverse range of voices into the narrative.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents.
Detailed Contents.
About the Authors.
About the Editors.
Foundations, Definition, and Assessment.
1: Defining the Family.
2: Family Systems Theory.
3: Families of Children at Risk for Disability.
4: Laws That Support Families.
5: The Professionals and Their Roles.
6: Assessment to Research-Based Intervention: Providing Families Support.
7: Siblings of Children with Disabilities.
Working with Families of Children with Disabilities Across the Lifespan.
8: Specific Disabilities Across the Lifespan.
9: Birth Through Age 5.
10: The Primary School Years.
11: Secondary School Years.
12: Postschool.