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 10: The Primary School Years
The Primary School Years
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“Growth is endless and our lives change and change us beyond anticipation.”
—Clara Park (1982)
Specifically, after reading this chapter, you will be able to:
- Identify ways to communicate effectively with families.
- Describe strategies to help young children with disabilities transition successfully to elementary school.
- Provide supports to help children with disabilities make friends.
- Facilitate the development of communication skills for children with disabilities.
- Access resources for teaching self-determination skills.
- Describe how peer tutoring can be used to teach important skills to children with disabilities (e.g., social, self-determination, academic).
- Understand the individualized education program plan (IEP), the IEP process, and the collaborative team process.
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