Parents' Attitudes Toward Family Involvement in Speech-Language Services As a means of assessing the views, needs, and characteristics of parents whose children are receiving speech-language services in the schools, a survey form was distributed to 4,780 such children in the northern Illinois area. One thousand six hundred eighty-four survey forms (35%) were completed by the parents and returned ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1989
Parents' Attitudes Toward Family Involvement in Speech-Language Services
 
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  • James R. Andrews, Mary A. Andrews, and William M. Shearer are in the Department of Communicative Disorders, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2899. Requests for reprints may be sent to them at this address.
    James R. Andrews, Mary A. Andrews, and William M. Shearer are in the Department of Communicative Disorders, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2899. Requests for reprints may be sent to them at this address.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1989
Parents' Attitudes Toward Family Involvement in Speech-Language Services
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1989, Vol. 20, 391-399. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2004.391
History: Received February 1, 1988 , Accepted September 19, 1988
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1989, Vol. 20, 391-399. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2004.391
History: Received February 1, 1988; Accepted September 19, 1988

As a means of assessing the views, needs, and characteristics of parents whose children are receiving speech-language services in the schools, a survey form was distributed to 4,780 such children in the northern Illinois area. One thousand six hundred eighty-four survey forms (35%) were completed by the parents and returned for analysis. Respondents were found to fall into three categories: 51% wished family involvement, 28% wished to be more involved with their present program, and 28% were satisfied with their present arrangement for services. Profiles for these three groups are described.

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