What are the differences between formal and informal supports for families of students with disabilities?

SPD 520 Week 4 assignment work

Textbook1. Collaboration, Consultation, and Teamwork for Students with Special Needs

Read chapter 8 of Collaboration, Consultation, and Teamwork for Students with Special Needs.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/pearson/2012/collaboration-consultation-and-teamwork-for-students-with-special-needs_ebook_7e.php 
Electronic Resource1. Back to School: How Parent Involvement Affects Student Achievement (At a glance)

Read ” Back to School: How Parent Involvement Affects Student Achievement (At a Glance),” located on the Center for Public Education website.

http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Public-education/Parent-Involvement

2. Investing in Collaboration: Preservice Special Educators and Their Readiness for Home School Collaboration

Read “Investing in Collaboration: Preservice Special Educators and Their Readiness for Home School Collaboration,” by Latunde and Louque, located on the ERIC website. 

http://eric.ed.gov/?q=EJ980011&ft=on&id=EJ980011
e-Library Resource1. Embrace Possibilities (Building Relationships with Families, When Concerns Arise)

View the “Embrace Possibilities (Building Relationships with Families, When Concerns Arise)” video.

http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching/Disabilities/Staff%20Support%20and%20Supervision/Orientation/specialquest-training-library/resource-finder.html#

 

Clinical Field Experience B: Building Relationships with Families, When Concerns Arise, Video Analysis

Allocate 1.5 hours to complete this part of the Clinical Field Experience.

View the “Embrace Possibilities (Building Relationships with Families, When Concerns Arise)” video.

In an analysis of 250-500-words, identify strategies that:

  1. Families have identified as being effective when discussing concerns about a child’s development, and
  2. Promote family-centered, collaborative practices that include information and referrals for resources and support.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. Submit this assignment to your instructor in LoudCloud by the end of the topic.

Parental Involvement Case Scenario

Read the following scenario:

Adam is a fifth-grader diagnosed with a learning disability who receives instruction for all core subjects in the resource room with the special education teacher.  He resides with his elderly grandparents who have full custody of him, while his older sister who was born with severe complications from fetal alcohol syndrome resides in a facility where she receives around-the-clock care. Adam does not have any contact with his biological mother and never knew his biological father. His grandparents are the only caregivers he has ever known and they are overwhelmed and feel unprepared to adequately address Adam’s increased oppositional behaviors and lack of academic progress. They are reluctant to meet with any school personnel as they feel the school should take care of school matters while they take care of the home matters. 

Based on the provided scenario, complete a chart utilizing the following:

  1. Describe five items from the scenario affecting the level of parental involvement.
  2. For every item in column 1, describe the ideal level of parental involvement.
  3. Specify strategies and actions to be implemented to achieve the ideal level of parental involvement described in column 2.
  4. Identify technologies to be implemented in connection with column 3.

In addition, submit a 250-500-word rationale that describes how the actions you propose in your chart support Adam’s physical and emotional well-being. Support your rationale with a minimum of 2 scholarly resources.

Topic 4, DQ 2- word count 200

With home-school partnerships, one must consider five basic steps indicated in this week’s textbook reading.  Focus on one of the steps and discuss how an educator and service provider can collaborate to address the needs of the exceptional learner.

Topic 4, DQ 1 -word count 200

What are the differences between formal and informal supports for families of students with disabilities?  Provide examples in your explanation. Does one have more value than the other? Why or why not?

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