[R-0069] S7. Family and Community

Citation: Gregg, K., Rugg, M., Souto-Manning, M. (2011). Fostering family-centered practices through a family-created portfolio. The School Community Journal, 21(1), 53-70.

Abstract: One family’s experience in using a portfolio system to communicate the needs of their child to educators is described in this article. A family portfolio is an excellent way for educators to merge classroom and family activities.

Integration: Instructors will use this resource to learn more about how to engage parents of students with disabilities in classroom activities.

Content Focus: Instruction and Teaching; Collaboration; Inclusion; Child, Family, and Community

Notes: Citations of additional articles on engaging families are:

Burton, M. (2011). Engaging families. Teaching Young Children, 4(3), 30-30.

Cook, B.G., Shepherd, K.G., Cook, S.C., Cook, L. (2012). Facilitating the effective facilitation of evidence-based practices through teacher-parent collaboration. Teaching Exceptional Children, 44(3), 22-30.

deFur, S. (2012). Parents as collaborators: Building partnerships with school- and community-based providers. Teaching Exceptional Children, 44(3), 58-67.

Ingersoll, B, & Dvortcsak, A. (2006). Including parent training in the early childhood special education curriculum for children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 8, 79-87