This resource offers a unique, teacher-friendly collection of ready-to-use techniques for involving the parents of students with special needs in the education of their children. Jill Dardig provides detailed descriptions of 25 parent communication and involvement strategies, each followed by models or templates appropriate for implementing the strategy at the pre-school, primary and secondary levels. Mainstream and special education teachers can select a strategy, choose the model that most closely resembles their teaching situation, adapt the strategy or use it as is, and immediately put it into practice. The models are appropriate for all types of settings, including self-contained classes, resource rooms, and full- or partial-inclusion classrooms.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 12 mm
"This book makes a great contribution to the field of not only special education, but also general education. Teachers across specialties will find these strategies helpful for facilitating communication with parents and caregivers." -- Erin Jones, Special Education Teacher
"Involving parents on a positive level is essential to educating all students, especially students with special needs. This book helps you with real-world situations-something that most college courses cannot prepare you for. Easy and user-friendly, this book provides you with strategies and tools to aid in communicating with parents." -- Laura Peterson, Special Education Teacher