KEY FEATURES: • This book has a particular emphasis on working with families across various schooling experiences from early intervention to post high school. • Case studies provide specific examples of children with disabilities and their families and questions for the reader to answer. • Learning Objectives and Chapter Summaries help reinforce key concepts throughout each chapter. • Additional Resources, such as links to readings, websites, and blogs, in each chapter provide students with materials and insights they can use in their classrooms and schools. • The book acts as a useful reference for professionals working with family members.
Chapter 3: Families of Children at Risk for Disability
Families of Children at Risk for Disability
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“Even though our journey as parents of a medically fragile child began with emotional turmoil, it has since become a purposeful odyssey that brings meaning and depth to our lives. This is the road we were born to travel.”
—Charisse Montgomery, Home Care CEO
(A Parent’s Guide to Managing in-home Pediatric Nursing, 2015)
This chapter is about the risk factors that are associated with developing or having disabilities. It is important to understand these risk factors and how they impact certain groups so that we can minimize the number of children needing intensive, long-term special education services and increase the number of students who experience school success. Specifically, ...