Dimensions of Family and Professional Partnerships: Constructive Guidelines for Collaboration

  title={Dimensions of Family and Professional Partnerships: Constructive Guidelines for Collaboration},
  author={Martha Blue-Banning and Jean Ann Summers and H. Corine Frankland and Louise G. Lord Nelson and Gwen Beegle},
  journal={Exceptional Children},
  pages={167 - 184}
The development of collaborative partnerships between parents and professionals is too often unsuccessful. One reason for this failure may be the lack of empirical understanding of the components of interpersonal partnerships. Using qualitative inquiry, 33 focus groups were conducted with adult family members of children with and without disabilities and service providers and administrators. In addition, 32 individual interviews were conducted with non-English-speaking parents and their service… 

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