Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
ISE 245 Families, Schools, and Communities 3 sem. hrs.
This course examines the dynamics and relationships of the family, school, and community structures. Theories and strategies to enhance parent-professional collaboration and communication skills are presented and practiced. Course examines support systems in schools and communities, family networking, and specific skills to increase understanding of the impact of lifelong disabilities on family members. Course emphasizes importance of sensitivity towards differences in cultural/linguistic and social backgrounds in addition to varied family structures and needs. Students meet with parents and professionals to observe and practice collaboration skills in planning individualized intervention programs. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDUC 107 EDUC 206, EDUC 264 and sophomore standing. Offered every semester.
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