A survey on parent-conductor relationship: Unveiling the black box

R. Schenker, A. Rigbi, S. Parush, A. Yochman

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Abstract

Teacher’s perceptions and attitudes regarding working with parents are critical factors contributing to family-centered service. This survey provides an in-depth understanding of the components perceived by conductors (teachers in Conductive Education settings) as being cornerstone of successful parent-conductor relationships. The Conductors and Parents Questionnaire of children with disabilities was administrated to thirty-seven conductors (97% consent rate). Conductors identified working with parents, exploring parent goals, degree of parental investment and instilling a sense of confidence in parents as the most significant factors enabling a child’s progress. Evidence of significant factors contributing to successful partnerships emphasize delivering services in a wider context, in which families and not just children are the focus for support.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)387-412
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Special Education
Volume32
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Conductive education
  • Family - professional relationships
  • Family-centered service

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