• Summary
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  • 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.

Secondary School Years
11 Secondary school years
Melina AlexanderDesna Bergold

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“Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.”

—Author Unknown

Learning Objectives

Specifically, after reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the major features of adolescent development.
  • Relay the influence of adolescence on families and schooling.
  • Analyze the important transitions during the secondary school years.
  • Include families in educational planning and decision making.

The transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting and intimidating process for most students and their families. The school day may now entail working with a variety of teachers. These teachers are experts in their content areas and may place higher expectations on students. In addition, each ...

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