Parents And Families Of Students With Special Needs: Collaborating Across The Age Span

Parents And Families Of Students With Special Needs: Collaborating Across The Age Span

Parents and Families of Students With Special Needs: Collaborating Across the Age Span

Parents and Families of Students With Special Needs: Collaborating Across the Age Span teaches students the skills they need to effectively collaborate with parents and families to ensure a child′s success in the classroom. Authors Vicki A. McGinley and Melina Alexander’s 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 concerns and needs that families may have during these unique phases of growth. Chapters written by professors and professionals who are also parents of students with special needs bring a diverse range of voices into the narrative. 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.  

About the Author

Dr. Vicki McGinley, Professor, is a faculty member at West Chester University of PA in the Special Education Department.  She has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in foundations,...

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