- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 30
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
- New lessons are still being added
Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation
Course SummarySpecial 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.
to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
About This Course
The resources in this course are designed to help special education teachers partner with families of special needs students. As you work through the course, you'll break down the components of individualized education plans (IEPs) and learn how to better involve your students' parents in the IEP process. You'll also examine strategies that can encourage parent, family and community involvement with your students and school, as well as tips to help you effectively communicate with your students' families.
How It Works
Taught by expert special education instructors, this course offers bite-sized video and text resources that explain family involvement strategies in a simple and concise manner. Lesson transcripts, self-assessment quizzes and interactive navigation tools are included to make your studying experience flexible and convenient. You can use any computer or mobile device to access the material, which enables you improve your teaching skills whenever you have free time.
The course includes:
- Engaging and detailed lessons that offer insights in how to better communicate and work with the families of your special needs students
- Printable lesson transcripts for offline study
- An interactive course Dashboard and video timelines to help you quickly navigate to specific lessons and topics.
- Self-assessment quizzes to help you retain the strategies and methods you've studied
How It Helps
- Helps families and schools work together: Short lessons offer methods to help you encourage parent, family and community involvement with your school.
- Benefits students with special needs: Involving families in the education of their special needs children can help your students better succeed in school
- Outlines IEP strategies: These lessons show you how to work with families throughout the IEP process.
- Involving parents, family and community with schools
- Using individualized education plans to help students with special needs
- Involving families with special needs students in their child's education
- Helping families use effective engagement strategies for their special needs students
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Research Schools, Degrees & Careers
Get the unbiased info you need to find the right school.
Browse Articles By Category
Browse an area of study or degree level.
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Communications and Journalism
- Computer Sciences
- Culinary Arts and Personal Services
- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies
- Medical and Health Professions
- Physical Sciences
- Transportation and Distribution
- Visual and Performing Arts
- You Can Advocate Effectively for Your Special Needs Students!
- Become a Special Education Teacher in Texas
- Becoming a Special Education Teacher in Tennessee
- Becoming a Special Education Teacher in Massachusetts
- Becoming a Special Education Teacher in Maryland
- How to Become a Special Education Teacher in Idaho
- How to Become a Special Education Teacher in Illinois
- How to Become a Special Education Teacher in Indiana
- How to Become a Special Education Teacher in Georgia
- Special Education Course Information
- Answers and detailed explanations to each question
- Video lessons to explain complicated concepts
Explore our library of over 79,000 lessons
- College Courses
- High School Courses
- Other Courses