Conversations with Families of Children with Disabilities: Insights for Teacher Understanding, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Conversations with Families of Children with Disabilities

Insights for Teacher Understanding, 1st Edition

By Susan L. Recchia, Puig I. Victoria

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168 pages

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Description

Conversations with Families of Children with Disabilities creates a space for diverse families of children with disabilities to share their stories with pre-service and in-service teachers. Specifically designed for professionals preparing to work with families of children with disabilities, this text invites the reader to listen in as families reflect on their personal journeys in conversation with the authors. This powerful book helps educators develop a deeper understanding of families and enhance their capacity for authentic partnerships.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A Mother and Grandmother Come Together as Caregivers 3. A Mother Learns to Advocate for a Preschooler with Complex Needs 4. A Family Reflects on the Challenges and Achievements in their Daily Lives 5. A Mother Reclaims her Strength and Confidence Negotiating the Complexities of Schooling for her Child 6. Parents Collaborate to Support their Sons’ Health and Educational Achievement 7. A Family Reflects on their Achievements and Dreams 8. An Unexpected Reciprocity: Guest Speakers Learn by Sharing their Stories 9. Concluding Thoughts

About the Authors

Susan L. Recchia is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood and Special Education and former Faculty Director of the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

Victoria I. Puig is Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and the Ben Samuels Children’s Center Faculty Liaison at Montclair State University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General