A Qualitative Analysis of Parents' and Service Coordinators' Descriptions of Variables That Influence Collaborative Relationships

  title={A Qualitative Analysis of Parents' and Service Coordinators' Descriptions of Variables That Influence Collaborative Relationships},
  author={Laurie A. Dinnebeil and Lynette Hale and Sarah Rule},
  journal={Topics in Early Childhood Special Education},
  pages={322 - 347}
Parent-professional collaboration is an essential component of successful early intervention efforts. A collaborative relationship exists when both parents and professionals view each other as partners, with both providing expertise and knowledge that will help the family reach its goals. Although collaborative relationships are valued within early intervention, little is known about the variables that enhance or detract from collaboration. The purpose of this study was to examine parents' and… Expand

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