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Wednesday 8 June 2011

Cooperation between parents and experts

Parents and child doing what they are expert at!

I have just presented a paper on this subject, below is just a snippet:

When I was asked a month or so ago to make this presentation, here in Newcastle, to the title of “Cooperation between parents and experts” I immediately grabbed the nearest piece of paper – this envelope – so that I could jot down my first thoughts. I wrote:

Parents are the experts as far as their own children are concerned. Not only parents but siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins, wives and husbands, and carers too. All those closely involved in the lives of our clients.

This of course is not only my opinion. It is the conventional wisdom expressed across the whole field of working with disabled children.

Later the same day, after writing those first notes on my envelope, I grabbed a second envelope to expand upon my ideas.

There are two points on it: ...
If you wish to read the rest you can find it here:

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