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Cynthia R. Chambers

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Family Perceptions Of Student Centered Planning And Iep Meetings, Amy L. Childre, Cynthia R. Chambers Dec 2004

Family Perceptions Of Student Centered Planning And Iep Meetings, Amy L. Childre, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

Given the documented benefits of family involvement in educational planning, engaging familiesthroughout the school years is strongly advocated. However, barriers continue to impede families fromcollaborative partnering in educational planning. In this qualitative study the perceptions of six families wereexamined prior to and after the implementation of a student centered individualized education program (IEP)planning tool. Findings revealed barriers within traditional planning that relegate families to passive roles anda family preference for the student centered approach to IEP planning. The student centered approach resultedin increased family satisfaction, more collaborative participation by all IEP team members, and broaderconsideration of family and student ...