Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality: Positive Outcomes Through Partnerships and Trust / Edition 6

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Written by the best-known authors in the field of family and professional collaboration, this practical text instructs teachers and families on how to empower, collaborate, and advocate for children with special needs. The inclusion of authentic stories adds a unique and touching human element to the subject. This edition features newly updated citations and references all from 2004 and beyond; new families and their unique stories, including a Marine Corps family and a single-parent family; more coverage of secondary students; more on cultural diversity and families from different ethnic backgrounds; and the text now portrays a family's entire lifespan and features an overall broader range of disabilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137070480
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 207,809
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Turnbull is co-author of Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s Schools, Fifth Edition, and of more than 200 other publications about disability, professional-parent partnerships, and family quality of life.

Rud Turnbull is also a co-author of Exceptional Lives, and of more than 200 other publications about disability policy, special education law, and the effect on policy on families and individuals affected by disability.

Elizabeth Erwin is a co-author of books and articles about parent-professional partnerships and evidence-based implementation of special education policies, especially related to families and individualized, inclusive education of students with disabilities.

Leslie Soodak is a co-author of books and articles about parent-professional partnerships and evidence-based implementation of special education policies, especially related to families and individualized, inclusive education of students with disabilities.

Karrie Shogren recently graduated from The University of Kansas, and until taking her present position as assistant professor at The University of Illinois, was assistant professor of special education at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I — The Family Systems Perspective

Chapter 1 — Family Characteristics

Chapter 2 — Family Interaction

Chapter 3 — Family Functions

Chapter 4 — Family Life Cycle

Part II

Chapter 5 — Historical and Current Roles of Parents and Families

Chapter 6 — Policies and Family and Professional Partnerships

Part III

Chapter 7 — Six Principles of Partnerships and Trust

Chapter 8 — Families as Partners in Communication and Collaboration

Chapter 9 — Families as Partners in Evaluation a Student

Chapter 10 — Families as Partners in Developing Individualized Plans

Chapter 11 — Meeting Families’ Basic Needs

Chapter 12 — Professionals and Families as Partners for Student Outcomes

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