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(p. 169) Module 8: Working Effectively with the Schools 

(p. 169) Module 8: Working Effectively with the Schools
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(p. 169) Module 8: Working Effectively with the Schools
Author(s):

Andrea Chronis-Tuscano

, Kelly O’Brien

, and Christina M. Danko

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190940119.003.0009
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date: 27 October 2020

In Module 8, parents learn the importance of advocating for their children’s educational needs by developing and maintaining a collaborative working relationship with the school. The most effective outcomes come when parent(s) and school collaboratively work together toward the common goal of helping the child succeed. To be the most effective advocate for the child, parents must understand their educational rights. Parents should also be familiar with evidence-based strategies for addressing academic productivity and behavior management in the classroom (e.g., Daily Report Card [DRC]) so that they know what to ask for. Some parents will need support to appropriately assert themselves in this context, refraining from being either too passive or too aggressive. Other parents will need support with keeping organized records of their children’s psychological evaluations, records, and report cards, which is essential as they prepare for school (IEP, 504 Plan) meetings.

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