The Learning Team: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs

The Learning Team provides strategies to help parents become active and effective members of their child's learning team and work together with the school to enable the best possible educational opportunities for their child with special needs. The handbook highlights and communicates information for parents in the following areas:

  • policies, procedures and individualized program planning for students with special needs
  • transition planning for students with special needs at all levels
  • resolving differences at the local and ministerial levels
  • working together with the school and other service providers

This resource is a companion piece to a number of other Alberta Learning resources including the Programming for Students with Special Needs series (1995–2003), Standards for Special Education (2003), The Parent Advantage: Helping Children Become More Successful Learners at Home and School, Grades 1-9 (1998) and A Handbook for Aboriginal Parents of Children with Special Needs (2000).

Additional copies of The Learning Team: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs may be purchased from the Learning Resources Centre, telephone (780) 427-5775. The order number is 511891 and the resource currently sells for $6.00 plus GST (price is subject to change). The resource can also be downloaded at no charge from the Alberta Learning web site at www.learning.gov.ab.ca/educationguide/spec-ed/partners.

 

 

 

 
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