• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

The Professionals and Their Roles
5 The professionals and their roles
Natalie A. WilliamsKristin L. NelsonTori J. Lybbert

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how they made you feel.”

—Maya Angelou

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the roles of each member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT)
  • Implement strategies for communicating effectively with members of the MDT
  • Describe an effective process for resolving conflict

As the old African proverb tells us, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As a member of that village, you play a critical role in bringing together all the members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). You, families, the parents, school administrators, and ...

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