What is Parent’s Involvement?

What is Parent’s Involvement?

What is Parent’s Involvement?

Parent’s ability to participate as partners at all levels with schools and professionals (working with the child) to help the child learn, meet educational goals and development especially in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and services. But parent’s involvement does not just happen. It requires time, energy, and commitment to develop knowledge and parenting skills. It guides and empowers parents to become a collaborative and effective advocate for the child.

Involvement includes:

  • Parent – School Partnership
  • Knowing all about special school and inclusion
  • Attending workshops/ training and conferences
  • Communicating clearly with therapists and knowing what services available to your child’s specific needs
  • Meeting with the doctor and asking questions

Parent – School Partnership

Educating a child with special needs is a teamwork that includes the parents as only the parents can give the perspective on how the child functions at home. So, of all the many factors that contribute to the development and academic success of the child is the parent–school partnership. It strongly relates to improved child learning, attendance, behavior and focuses on parent-school communication that provides parents with strategies for teaching and behavioral management. This includes; activities to improve communication between parents and teachers, strategies for teaching and managing the child’s behavior at home, (to improve child’s achievement and reduce problems with concentration, restlessness and aggression).