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Re: As A Parent
Tue Jun 16, 2015 14:36

When they were speaking about parents of children on the spectrum, I thought one of the most important ideas they discussed was validating the parent's thinking. I think it is extremely important to make sure parent's feel validated in their feelings and concerns for their child, like the webinar said autism is a shared experience, it doesn't just effect the child. I also thought it was important for professionals, like the speech-language pathologist in the example, to model what they would like parents to do with the materials they send home. You can't send home a book of picture cards (like the example) and expect parents to know what to do with them and how best to use them if you've never shown them how. I think it becomes almost easy to blame the parents in these types of scenarios when they only want what's best for their child. All they want to someone to show them how to help their child, and it takes more than just sending home some picture cards in their child's backpack.

  • As A Parent - Jean Milton, Tue Jun 16 14:14
    I think the most interesting part of the webinar would be the portion on parents of children on the spectrum. I think the descriptions of parents with children on the spectrum was quite truthful. I... more
    • Parents and teachers - Jordan Seagraves, Tue Jun 16 15:20
      I feel that teachers and parents should be able to work together in situations that benefit their child. My goal as a first year teacher will be to always try to see where the parent is coming from... more
    • Re: As a parent - bennettmc, Tue Jun 16 15:06
      Jean, I'm so glad you found this Webinar useful. Although not a parent, nor a parent of a child with ASD I also found this webinar extremely useful. As a social worker, I also must be able to... more
    • parents of kids with disabilities - koppenhaverd, Tue Jun 16 14:48
      I helped a family in MN years ago. The mother, whose son was in high school at that point, told me that not a single member of her son's IEP team ever sat in the chairs next to her in meetings. These ... more
    • Re: As A Parent - brawleyeo, Tue Jun 16 14:36
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