Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

We are Equal Partners: Recommended Practices for Involving Families in Their Child's Educational Program

Author: Margaret Hallau, Ph.D., Editor

This paper describes practices used by programs selected for a National Forum on Family Involvement held at Gallaudet University. The programs develop family activities based on information from the families about family priorities and needs and provide families with the skills and strategies they need to enable their deaf or hard of hearing child to be a full participant in the family. The editor summarizes the recommended practices and describes how these practices are put into action at the forum participants' programs. The paper is intended to provide service providers with insight about the effectiveness of their programs and of their interactions with deaf and hard of hearing children.

This is a Sharing Results paper. The "Sharing Results" series comprises occasional papers that describe the results of work undertaken by the Clerc Center.

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