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Teachers will find practical guidelines for collaborating with families, applying early childhood intervention, using transition services, involving community agencies and businesses, and identifying post-high school options.
About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
About the Authors
Introduction to Working With Families and Community Agencies to Support Students With Special Needs
1.What Should Every Teacher Know About Early Childhood Intervention?
Federal Laws and Incentives
Direct and Indirect Services
Hospital- or Center-Based Programs
Does Early Intervention Help?
2.What Are Transition Services and When Are They Necessary?
Transition into School
Transition During School
Transition in General Education Classrooms
Dropping Out of School
3.What Living Arrangements Are Available to Adults With Special Needs?
Alternative Living Units
4.What Issues Should Be Taken Into Consideration When Working With Families?
How Exceptionalities Affect Families
Effects on Family Structure
Transition to School
Concerns of Families With Children Who Are Gifted
What the Research Says
Change Over Time
Types of Family Involvement
Overcoming Barriers to Home-School Collaboration
5.How Should Schools Involve Community Agencies and Businesses?
6.What Are the Keys to Success in the Wider Context?
Commitment to Normal Life Experiences
Compatible Physical Environment
Commitment to Remedial Programming
Encouraging Appropriate Behavior
7.Working With Families and Agencies in Perspective
8. What Have We Learned?
Answer Key for Self-Assessments
On Your Own
Journals & Articles