Your Subtitle text

                        Parent Participation

Contact for PDF of Parent Participation
Click for Parent Involvement Brochure

Parent Participation Program


Jeri Stickney


            An effective parent participation program for parents of students with disabilities contains six important elements for effective implementation.  These six elements are parent needs assessment, parent education and information, parent involvement, outcomes of the program, evaluation of the program, and follow up activities.  By implementing these elements, educators can assist parents in their roles as members of the IEP team, and help parents address the needs of their children with disabilities.  In addition, including these elements will help foster school-home communication which will in turn help maximize student success? 



Correa, Vivian Ivonne; Jones, Hazel A.; Thomas, Carol Chase & Morsink, Catherine

            Voelker. (2005). Interactive Teaming Enhancing Programs for Students with

    Special Needs (4th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education, Inc.

Pierangleo, Roger & Giuliani, George A. (2002). Assessment in Special Education A

            Practical Approach. Boston: Allyne and Bacon.

Smith, Tom E. C.; Polloway, Edward; Patton, James R.; & Dowdy, Carol A. (2004). Teaching Student with Special Needs In Inclusive Settings (4th Ed.). Boston: Pearson

            Education Inc.


Web Hosting Companies