"Dance can give the inarticulate a voice"
~ Pamela Brown
Written from both the parent’s and the professional’s points of view, Parents & Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities, A Dance That Matters, draws upon the metaphor of dance to highlight the essential partnership between teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents of children with disabilities.
Rich with humor and heart, the book offers helpful steps for self reflection, personnel preparation, and parent-professional training.
"This book beautifully reminds us that social change happens through listening, dialogue, and engagement.
Beneath our roles as professionals and parents, these authors gently help us to remember that we are all people first, and through empathy we can find ways to sidestep-or dance- around many of the missteps that lead to misunderstanding and conflict.
This book is a wonderful resource for anyone trying to navigate the complexities of supporting and advocating for disabled students in inclusive classrooms."
~ Emma Van der Klift and Norman Kunc, Co- directors