Families of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs work with many different providers and require individualized approaches. Participate in this session to learn more about the everyday context of these families and strategies to engage them in your classroom or program.
Course created on February 1, 2019
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; CA/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; HI/1.0; IA Registry/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID Stars/1.0; IL Gateways/1.0 B345755; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MN/1.0; MO Open/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NJCCIS/1.0; NY/1.0; OH/1.0; OR/1.0; SD/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; WA STARS/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to define family engagement.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe everyday challenges that families of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs face.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify approaches to better understand the lives of families of children with special needs.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for engaging families in their child's educational experiences.
|5-15 Minutes||Family context|
|15-30 Minutes||Family assessment approaches|
|30-35 Minutes||Practice assessment|
|35-50 Minutes||Strategies for engaging families|
|50-55 Minutes||Pulling it all together|
Amanda Schwartz, PhD
Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D. is an educator and Federal contractor who has worked at national, regional, state, and local levels. While her expertise is focused on special education, health, early childhood education, and family engagement, Dr. Schwartz has worked on program management and emergency preparedness issues related to children and families. As a team member on several Federal projects, Dr. Schwartz worked in technical assistance, resource development, research, and monitoring. Throughout her career, Dr. Schwartz has developed professional development opportunities and publications to facilitate the use of research-based interventions and support data-driven decision-making by practitioners, technical assistance providers, and Federal staff in the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.
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