• 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.

Working With Families Of Children With Disabilities Across The Lifespan
8 Working with families of children with disabilities across the lifespan
Mary A. Houser

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“There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding.”

—Erik Erikson

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand parenting issues as they relate to specific disabilities across the lifespan
  • Gain a better understanding of child-rearing experiences of parents with children with special needs.
  • Identify key characteristics of disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Imagine how life would be different if someone in your family had a disability. Think about the additional parental skills needed to effectively parent this child and how they would be different from those of parenting a typical child. ...

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