[R-0075] S7. Family and Community

Citation: Sileo, N.M. & Prater, M.A. (2011). Working with families of children with special needs: Family and professional partnerships and roles. Saddle River NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Abstract: With a strong focus on the families of special needs children, this first edition text provides students with both the information to understand the challenges and needs of these families as well as the skills and strategies required of educators working with such families.

Integration: Instructors can use this text to learn more about building strong family and professional partnerships.

Content Focus: Collaboration; Using Developmentally Effective Approaches; Child, Family, and Community

Notes: Citations for additional textbooks with information about working with families of children with disabilities are:

McWilliam, R.A. (2010). Working with families of young children with special needs (What works for special needs learners).New York, NY: The Guilford Press. ISBN-13: 978-1606235393

McWilliam, R.A. (2010). Routines-based early intervention: Supporting young children and their families. Baltimore, Maryland: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. ISBN-13: 978-1598570625

Information about conferencing with parents of a child with a disability can be retrieved from Results Matter Series on Early Childhood Assessment [http://www.cde.state.co.us/resultsmatter/RMVideoSeries.htm]

Videos at this site include:

Finley’s Parent-Teacher Conference

Sharing Documentation with Families