Feb 23, 2024  
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SED 542 Parent – School Partnership: Special Education


2 credit hours

This course provides theories and strategies for effective parent and professional partnerships in the field of disabilities. The impact of a child with disabilities on the family is a focus of this course. Interpersonal communication skills, legal issues, differences in cultures, values, and family expectations are discussed. Attention is given to family systems, family functions, and family life cycles. Graduate students develop skills managing both formal and informal meetings and conferences with parents of children with disabilities. Graduate students locate and assess local services for parents of children with disabilities. Ten (10) hours of field experience with parents or guardians of children with disabilities are required.



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