Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
early childhood education, children with special needs, parent involvement
Families of children with special needs often encounter tremendous and frustrating difficulties in accessing appropriate services and supports unless they are engaged in a close, constructive alliance with professionals who interact as reciprocal and respectful partners. Supporting parent involvement, participation, and decision-making in their child's education positively impacts children with special needs and empowers families. Research has shown that parent involvement is directly related to educational outcomes of children and is necessary for the success of the child. Early childhood programs encourage parent involvement and develop family and school partnerships as part of a quality family support system. Implementing a family support system based on effective communication and collaboration between families, professionals, and community agencies will result in quality services and support for families and children with special needs.
Recommended CitationPecoraro, S. (2007). Providing a Family Support System (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/269
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