Advanced Organizer 4 - Chapter 4: Parents and Families
Directions: As you review this week's assigned readings, please complete the Advance Organizer to focus on key points. Submit in the Assignment tab in Blackboard.

Before I read, here are my thoughts:
What do I already know about the effects of a child with a disability on the family in a few words (you can list terms or share a few experiences you've had)?
In most family environments a child comes from they need to be put first, then the family can coheres to the child and how they begin their learning process.
What questions do I have?
What is the family's main role?
Rating my knowledge:
Please rate your knowledge before you read using this scale:
I don't feel like I know anything about this topic.
I've heard some of the terms, but couldn't tell you what they mean
I feel fairly comfortable with the key concepts, but want to know more.
I know all about this, and could teach this section.
As you read, please summarize what you have learned about the following topics:
Main Topic
Key Points
What are Individualized family service plans (IFSPs) and what age children qualify for an IFSP?
IFSPs focuses more on the families' role and how the family needs to improve in order to meet the full needs of their student. Infants up to age two are eligible for a IFSPs.
Define the Family centered model
The professionals guide the families toward the right direction to put as little stress on the families as well as the student.
Summarize Wraparound service systems
Community based model to provide individuals with a community based program that are there to help families with these students.
What is the Family systems theory
This looks at the interlocking social relationship between the children with their family.
How can family characteristics affect student learning and disabilities?
Family characteristics such as social class, severity of disability of the child. These factors can either help or hurt the student. This is why it is so important that educators much know where they stand.
How can family interactions affect a child with a disability?
A family can be very supportive of a child, but they cannot be overprotective. There should be a nice balance with this in a family situation.
Define cohesion and its importance relative to special education
A state of being independent with other family members. This challenge is when to know whether how much independence a child needs. This is important to communicate between educators and the family so everyone can know how to work with in these situations.
Why is the concept of adaptability important in families of children with disabilities?
This is important to know how a family works in order to adapt and be prepared for any given situation that you may come across.
What does our text say about family functions in relation to children with disabilities?
The families should have a day to day schedule to meet the needs of the child. Educators need to realize that education is just a portion of the learning routine. There could be revolve around a doctor or therapy. This is why the relationship between the family and teacher is very important.
How should educators promote social support for in families of children with disabilities?
An educator should stay in formed on the child's home life and offer any support as well help inform the parents on promoting any kind of social group.
Define the concept of guardianship - specifically, who might need this, and when would it come into play for in families of children with disabilities?
For whoever has authority it is their decision to make for a child. Teachers need to know who has this information and to know who the child will be interacting with. This is important to know about when constructing a child's IEP.
Define a Functional behavior assessment (FBA) and its role in special education.
To appropriately maintain a child's behavior is beyond support. By promoting good behavior instead of punishing bad overlaps with the rules at home.
Define positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) and its role in special education
How well a parent knows the child and how much they can take in regards to a routine. A special education professional then can guide those parents and know how effective the changes are.
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