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Quality Interactions Between Professionals And Families To Enhance Child Learning, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

Quality Interactions Between Professionals And Families To Enhance Child Learning, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

Young children learn through the interactions they have within their environments. These interactions include all of the people who support them (parents, family members, interventionists, therapists, childcare providers, and other practitioners). This session will focus on how practitioners can help parents, families, and other adult caregivers develop the types of interactions needed to have a lasting positive impact on the learning of their young children with disabilities.

Objectives:

  1. Explore strategies for helping families understand early communication attempts of children before language is developed or in the presence of a delay or disability
  2. Explore how adult-child interactions change to promote children ...


Engaging Families To Focus On Intervention Strategies, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

Engaging Families To Focus On Intervention Strategies, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

Young children with disabilities have better outcomes when their families are actively involved in supporting their child’s learning. This session will help Early Interventionists, private therapy providers, and other professionals working with young children with disabilities think about their interactions with the child's family and how those interactions strengthen a family’s ability to support their child’s learning.

In this 90 minute session participants will:

  1. Learn about strategies to increase parent participation in their child’s Early Intervention home visits and/or therapy sessions
  2. Explore possible strategies that can be used to engage a deployed parent in ...


7 Strategies.Pdf, Katherine E. Norris Dec 2015

7 Strategies.Pdf, Katherine E. Norris

Katherine E. L. Norris

No abstract provided.


Supporting Bilingual Learners And Their Families: Key Understandings For Pre-Service Teachers And The Institutions That Prepare Them, Nancy Commins Oct 2015

Supporting Bilingual Learners And Their Families: Key Understandings For Pre-Service Teachers And The Institutions That Prepare Them, Nancy Commins

Nancy L. Commins

An essential component of successful schooling in linguistically and culturally diverse settings is the active involvement of parents and community members. This is made possible when teachers honor families’ languages and cultural traditions and build upon them. Teacher preparation programs play a critical role in helping preservice teachers reject deficit views and recognize that issues of status, power, and economic circumstances all play a role in shaping outcomes for students. Part of the asset orientation that must be fostered in new teachers is the understanding that primary or home language development contributes to both the academic success of children and ...


Beyond The Schoolyard: The Contributions Of Parenting Logics, Financial Resources, And Social Institutions To The Social Class Gap In Structured Activity Participation, Pamela Bennett, Amy Lutz, Lakshmi Jayaram Dec 2014

Beyond The Schoolyard: The Contributions Of Parenting Logics, Financial Resources, And Social Institutions To The Social Class Gap In Structured Activity Participation, Pamela Bennett, Amy Lutz, Lakshmi Jayaram

Amy Lutz

We investigate cultural and structural sources of class differences in youth activity participation with interview, survey, and archival data. We find working

and middle‐class parents overlap in parenting logics about participation, though differ in one respect: middle‐class parents are concerned with customizing children’s involvement in activities, while working‐class parents are concerned with achieving safety and social mobility for children through participation. Second, because of financial constraints, working‐class families rely on social institutions for participation opportunities, but few are available. Schools act as an equalizing institution by offering low‐cost activities, allowing working‐class children to ...


Optimising The Wellbeing Of Children Through A National Whole-School Approach To Mental Health Promotion That Engages Families And Communities, Katherine Dix Oct 2014

Optimising The Wellbeing Of Children Through A National Whole-School Approach To Mental Health Promotion That Engages Families And Communities, Katherine Dix

Dr Katherine Dix

This presentation explores what it has taken to achieve student wellbeing in over 2000 KidsMatter Primary schools and pre-schools across Australia by engaging families and community from the outset. KidsMatter is Australia’s mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative for children, and is principally delivered by Principals Australia Institute (PAI) with funding from the Department of Health and Beyondblue. A core feature of the KidsMatter framework is a whole-schools approach, which recognises that children’s wellbeing is best supported when families and schools work together and utilize broader community expertise and services. A mantra of KidsMatter is ‘Action ...


Effectiveness Of Understanding Relations Between Community, Home, And School For Future Educators, Claudia Peralta, Sonia Galaviz Dec 2013

Effectiveness Of Understanding Relations Between Community, Home, And School For Future Educators, Claudia Peralta, Sonia Galaviz

Claudia Peralta

As educators committed to preparing teachers to teach effectively across differences and in ways that actively resist perpetuating injustices, we have found that designing opportunities that take teachers into the children’s community is the best way to learn about the cultural wealth existing in homes and to understand the importance of including parents in the education of their children. College students from a graduate program at a public institution were asked to engage in community, neighborhood and home visits to reflect on their understanding of the relationship among community, home, and schools. As a result of these interactions, the ...


Engaging Families In Cross-Cultural Connections Through A School-Based Literacy Fair, Maria Anne Ceprano, Nancy Chicola Feb 2013

Engaging Families In Cross-Cultural Connections Through A School-Based Literacy Fair, Maria Anne Ceprano, Nancy Chicola

Maria Anne Ceprano

This paper describes how 20 pre-service teachers enrolled in two social studies methods courses at Buffalo State College worked collaboratively to produce a Cross-cultural Literacy Fair at an urban-based elementary school. The participatory events created for the event were provided in conjunction with a community after school program and directed at promoting literacy and cross-cultural understandings not only for the children enrolled at the school but for their parents, as well. Events yielded a positive venue for Teacher Candidates (TCs) to interact with parents and children and demonstrated ways literacy and other cultural understandings can be successfully and appreciatively supported ...


Building Brotherhood.Pdf, Katherine E. Norris Dec 2012

Building Brotherhood.Pdf, Katherine E. Norris

Katherine E. L. Norris

No abstract provided.


A Community-Based Parenting Program With Low-Income Mothers Of Young Children, Bonnie Nicholson, Viktor Brenner, Robert A. Fox Nov 2012

A Community-Based Parenting Program With Low-Income Mothers Of Young Children, Bonnie Nicholson, Viktor Brenner, Robert A. Fox

Robert Fox

Research has established a significant relationship between certain parental characteristics. such as income or parenting practices, and the development of child behavior problems. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a parenting program for low-income parents of children one to five years old which was offered through community-based family resource centers. Seventy-one mothers completed the program and showed significant decreases in their use of verbal and corporal punishment and significant increases in nurturing behaviors: their children’s behavior also improved significantly. Forty-five percent of parents also met Jacobson and Truax’s (1991) criteria for clinically significant change. Implications for practitioners working ...


One Family At A Time: A Prevention Program For At-Risk Parents, Bonnie Nicholson, Michelle Anderson, Robert A. Fox, Viktor Brenner Nov 2012

One Family At A Time: A Prevention Program For At-Risk Parents, Bonnie Nicholson, Michelle Anderson, Robert A. Fox, Viktor Brenner

Robert Fox

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a psychoeducational parenting program with at-risk parents of young children. At-risk was defined as excessive parental use of verbal and corporal punishment combined with low-income status. All families were seen for 10 weeks, either individually or in very small groups. Results showed that compared with the control group, parents participating in the program significantly decreased their levels of verbal and corporal punishment, anger, stress, and reported child behavior problems; results were maintained at follow-up. Implications for counselors are provided.


Getting To Know You.Pdf, Katherine E. Norris Dec 2010

Getting To Know You.Pdf, Katherine E. Norris

Katherine E. L. Norris

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Textbook.Pdf, Katherine E. Norris Dec 2009

Beyond The Textbook.Pdf, Katherine E. Norris

Katherine E. L. Norris

No abstract provided.