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Help families community understand DAP

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Help families community understand DAP

  1. 1. Chapter 17 Helping Families and Communities Understand Developmentally Appropriate Practice © 2007 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Reciprocal Relationships with Families <ul><li>Create open dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Make shared decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge parent choices and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge of the child </li></ul><ul><li>Involve families in assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Link families with services </li></ul><ul><li>Share developmental information about the child </li></ul>© 2007 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Teacher Attitudes © 2007 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Rights Reserved. <ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Trust building </li></ul><ul><li>Risk taking </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Issues <ul><li>Separate viewpoints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine separate viewpoints into one that is comprehensive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open themselves to others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a perception that it is in the best interest of all involved </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge base </li></ul>© 2007 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. Enlisting Support © 2007 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Rights Reserved. <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Find support </li></ul><ul><li>Slower is better </li></ul><ul><li>Include, don’t exclude </li></ul><ul><li>Persist as a realist </li></ul>
  6. 6. Resolving Issues of Separate Viewpoints and Trust <ul><li>Bring the different groups together </li></ul><ul><li>Create a positive atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Provide for group integration </li></ul><ul><li>Provide for a common focus </li></ul><ul><li>Allow time to explore issues </li></ul>© 2007 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. Resolving Issues Focused on Change <ul><li>Start with consensus </li></ul><ul><li>Make a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Move slowly </li></ul><ul><li>Keep everyone involved </li></ul>© 2007 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. Resolving Issues Related to Knowledge <ul><li>Inform, inform, inform </li></ul><ul><li>Inform as partners </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate information and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Keep information flowing </li></ul>© 2007 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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