Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Panel #419
Escaping the Blame Game: Making the Most of Parent/Professional Collaborations
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
9:00 AM–10:20 AM
Stevens 4 (Lower Level)
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Ruth M. Donlin (Private practice)
RUTH M. DONLIN (Private practice)
DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Private practice)
ROBERT LARUE (Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Rutgers University)
Abstract: This panel will address one of the most common obstacles to parent and professional collaboration: the tendency for both parties to sometimes blame the other when programming or decision making does not transpire as expected. as a result, delivery of services does not always go smoothly. The panel topic is relevant to educators, parents, clinicians, administrators, and all service providers. Oftentimes, parents and professionals do not see eye to eye or have different expectations which may have not been made clear, explicit or realistic. Characteristics and conditions such as poorly articulated goals, financial constraints, poorly developed team dynamics; family and psychosocial challenges can hinder more effective service delivery and have a negative impact on the student. Parents and professionals are encouraged to attend. Suggestions will be offered by panelists and the remainder of the time will be devoted to open discussion.



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