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Partnering with Families of Children with Special Needs

  • Course type: Self-paced
  • Available Lessons: 30
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation

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Special education teachers can use this course to enhance their ability to work with their students' families. Access these useful tips, strategies and resources at any time to effectively partner with and involve families in their child's special needs education.
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4 chapters in Partnering with Families of Children with Special Needs

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Ch 1. Parent, Family & Community Involvement with Schools {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[299619].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7655].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7655].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Nuclear Family: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5057].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5057].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Extended Family: Definition & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5046].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5046].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What Is Foster Care? - Definition, History & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19508].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19508].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Early Childhood Adoption: Impact on Family & Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299621].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299621].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Impact of Teen Parenting on a Child's Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299623].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299623].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Issues with Changing Family Patterns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13745].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13745].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14880].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14880].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Communicating Effectively with Students' Families Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[78226].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[78226].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - The Importance of Family Involvement in School Activities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48570].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48570].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Promoting Community Involvement in Schools Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48130].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48130].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - How to Create Partnerships with the Local Community Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49599].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49599].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Involving Families in their Special Ed Child's Education {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[299625].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Strengths & Challenges of Families with Children with Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299629].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299629].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Special Education Parent & Student Rights Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48224].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48224].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Involving Parents as Partners in Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80496].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80496].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How Home & School Impact Emergent Literacy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49582].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49582].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Strategies for Working with Families of Students Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48536].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48536].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Building Relationships with Parents & Families Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[109538].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[109538].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Individualized Education Plans & Special Education {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[219429].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21182].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21182].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Components of a Legally-Defensible Individualized Education Program Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48223].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48223].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Read an IEP Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[162013].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[162013].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What is an IEP Team? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[162011].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[162011].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - IFSP vs. IEP: Similarities & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[161823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[161823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Family Engagement Strategies for Students with Special Needs {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[299631].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Encouraging Family Involvement in the IEP Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299633].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299633].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Write a Teacher Introduction Letter to Parents Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48126].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48126].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Report Learning Progress to Students & Parents Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49631].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49631].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Parent Teacher Conference Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31809].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31809].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Questions for Teachers to Ask Parents
Lesson 6 - Dealing with Difficult Parents as a Teacher Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[144223].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[144223].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - How Teachers Serve as Advocates for Students with Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[299637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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