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Collaborating Across the Age Span

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January 2017 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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. 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. 

Tara Guierrero
Defining the Family
Vanessa Johnson
Family Systems Theory
Barry Bullis, Samuel Zimmerman
Families of Children At-Risk for Disability
Natalie Williams, Tori Lybbert
The Professionals and What Are Their Roles?
Vicki McGinley
Family Assessment and Research Based Interventions
Shirley Dawson, Tracie McLaughlin
The Laws that Support Families
Brenda Eaton
Birth through Age 5
Melissa Hudson
The Primary School Years
Melina Alexander, Desna Bergold
Secondary School Years
Brian Freedman, Laura Eisenman, Cathy Cowin, Sean Roy
Post School
Mary Houser
Prominent Disabilities Across the Lifespan
Kerry Smith
Siblings of Children with Disabilities
 
Section I: FOUNDATIONS, DEFINITION, AND ASSESSMENT
Tara S. Guerriero
Chapter 1 Defining the Family
The Role of the Family in a Child’s Education

 
Identifying and Defining Children and the Family

 
Childhood Living Arrangements

 
Type of Families

 
Unique Familial Circumstances that may Influence Education

 
Educating all Children

 
Sandra Sepulveda-Kozakowski
Chapter 2: Family Systems Theory
What is Family Systems Theory?

 
The Family Identity

 
Family Subsystems

 
Boundaries

 
Communication

 
Cohesion

 
Adaptability/ Flexibility

 
Climate

 
The Family Life Cycle

 
Factors Impacting Family Systems

 
External Systems

 
Coordination of Care

 
Parenting Relationships

 
Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

 
Spotlight on Children in Foster Care

 
Barry Bullis, Samuel Zimmerman
Chapter 3: Families of Children At-risk for Disability
Why Study Risk?

 
Benefits of Identifying Risk

 
Definition of Risk

 
Categories of Risk

 
Children Living in Poverty

 
English Learners

 
Students Experiencing Marginalization

 
Gifted Children

 
Developmental Follow-up

 
Shirley Dawson, Tracie McLaurghlan, Denise Adams
Chapter 4: Laws that Support Families
History

 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

 
Provisions

 
Section 504

 
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act

 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

 
Natalie A. Williams, Kristin L. Nelson, Tori J. Lybert
Chapter 5: The Professionals and Their Roles
Professionals of the Multidisciplinary Team

 
Benefits of Partnerships

 
Family-Staff Relationships

 
Peer Relationships

 
Building and Sustaining Partnerships

 
Interpersonal Communication for Partnerships

 
The Reality of Criticism

 
Assertiveness Versus Aggressive Communication

 
Resolving Conflicts

 
Vicki A. McGinley, Ieva Margevica
Chapter 6: Assessment to Research-Based Intervention: Providing Families Support
Assessment History and Family Involvement

 
Working with Families to Understand Assessment

 
Technical Assessment Terminology

 
Lifespan Assessment

 
Transition from Part C to Part B

 
Primary School Years

 
Secondary School Years: Transition Assessment

 
Specialized Assessment and Disability Related Assessments

 
Disability Specific Assessments

 
Alternative Assessments/Authentic Assessments for Children with Disabilities

 
The Assessment Report/The Evaluation Report

 
Making Instructional Decisions for Intervention

 
Amy F. Conner Love, Lorie Taylor, Lisa P. Turner, Richard Sabousky
Chapter 7: Siblings of Children with Disabilities
Special Relationship

 
Importance of Siblings and Significance in Today’s Society

 
Lifelong Relationship

 
Interactional Dynamics and Relationship Patterns

 
Children and Adolescent Siblings

 
Adult Siblings

 
Temperament

 
Sibling Effects

 
Expectations

 
Characteristics of Sibling Without Disability

 
Sibling Interactions

 
Coping and Stress Styles

 
Strategies to Help Siblings

 
Siblings as Teachers

 
Ways to Establish Sibling Teaching Program

 
Social Interactions

 
Counseling Siblings

 
 
Section II: WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Mary A. Houser
Chapter 8: Specific Disabilities Across the Lifespan
Disability Related to Birth Through Age 5

 
Disability Related to Primary Years

 
Disability Related to Secondary School Years

 
Discovering the Presence of a Disability

 
Selected Disabilities and their Impact on Families

 
The Benefits of Home-School Collaboration: Teacher and Families working together

 
Brenda Eaton, Melina Alexander
Chapter 9: Birth Through Age 5
Children From Birth to Age 3

 
Early Intervention

 
Part C of the IDEA

 
Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)

 
Members of the Multidiscilinary Team

 
Provider(s) of Early Intervention Services

 
Early Intervention Programming

 
Members of the Multidisciplinary Team

 
Content of the IFSP

 
Outcomes of Early Intervention

 
Children Ages 3 to 5

 
Children Ages 3 to 5 With Disabilities

 
Preschool Programs

 
Supporting Families with Children With Disabilities Ages Birth Through 5

 
Melissa E. Hudson
Chapter 10: The Primary School Years
Communicating with Families

 
Transition to Elementary School

 
The Individualized Education Program Plan (IEP) Process and Document

 
The Individualized Education Program Plan

 
Working Together – The IEP Team and the Collaborative Team Model

 
Collaborative Team Model

 
Melina Alexander, Desna Bergold
Chapter 11: Secondary School Years
Adolescence

 
Early Adolescence

 
Middle Adolescence

 
Late Adolescence

 
Adolescents with Disabilities

 
Families of Adolescent Students with Disabilities

 
The Multidisciplinary Team During the Secondary School Years

 
Roles of Members of the Multidisciplinary Team

 
Issues Addressed by Multidisciplinary Team During the Secondary School Years

 
Potential Needs of the Family During the Secondary Years

 
Brian Freedman, Laura Eisenman, Cathy Cowin, Sean Roy
Chapter 12: Postschool
Post School Outcomes

 
Predictors of Postschool Success

 
Age of Majority

 
Entitlement Versus Eligibility

 
Understanding Concerns, Knowing Options, and Creating Partnerships

 
Current Statistics and Optimistic Trends

 
Career Development

 
Employment Settings

 
Rights, Accommodations and Self-Disclosure

 
Federal Benefits

 
Common Questions from Families Regarding Specific Issues Related to Employment

 
Strategies for Partnering with Families

 
Postsecondary Education

 
Postsecondary Education Options

 
From Entitlement to Eligibility

 
Accommodations

 
Social Life and Campus Participation

 
Financial Factors

 
Strategies for Partnering With Families

 
Independent and Interdependent Living

 
Development of Life Skills

 
Support From State and Federal Government

 
Types of Residences

 
Social Relationships and Community Participation

 
Strategies for Partnering With Families

 

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ISBN: 9781506316000