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The book is divided into four sections: Foundation-establishes a baseline of special education, terminology, classifications, and principles Collaboration-as the age old saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child”, so too, it takes a community of educators, counselors, parents, and related professionals to adequately and effectively attend to the unique needs of children with disabilities Applications-addresses interventions, assessment, counseling and evaluation methods Cultural & Psychosocial Issues-culturally responsive school programs, and responding to the diverse learning styles of students are presented, and a review of school counselor roles and tasks and strategies in working with students with disabilities is shared This text 'marries' School Counseling and Special Education Integrated Focus, historically independent disciplines, in a systematic, collaborative manner This book has the unique distinction of being edited by professors skilled in both the fields of school counseling and special education and is one of the few that exist which addresses these topics The selected authors are 'seasoned' professionals in the field, who possess both academic and clinical expertise The backgrounds of the chapter authors reflect the duality of disciplines, blending the two approaches into one comprehensive perspective, in order to help students with disabilities achieve success to the best of their potential Chapter case examples, discussions, and family comments highlight the actual experiences of the authors to illustrate theoretical knowledge Special attention is paid to current ASCA, CACREP and special education standards throughout the text

Family Perspectives and Home-School Collaboration
Family perspectives and home-school collaboration
Karen Dickinson Vicki A. McGinley

“The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.”

—Ellen Goodman

All parents have hopes and dreams for their children, and expectations may be high when children are first born. For those parents who are told their child has a disability, life changes in an instant. There are many feelings parents may experience as their journey takes on a new path, and struggles that were not anticipated may make that journey more difficult than expected. Having a child with a disability in the family can impact the whole family dynamic as well. This chapter will investigate how ...

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