Advisor

Athanasiou, Michelle C.

Committee Member

Bardos, Achilles N.

Committee Member

Mueller, Tracy G.

Department

School Psychology

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley, (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-4-2016

Genre

Thesis

Extent

154 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Over the course of extensive research, researchers have acknowledged the positive effects of parent involvement on student’s education, including positive academic and social emotional outcomes. Despite this, particularly for parents of students in special education, parents continue to be passive participants in their students Individualized Education Program meetings, and hold negative perceptions of IEP meetings, which negatively effects parent involvement. This study investigated the effects of a Making Action Plans (MAPS) meeting on parent involvement in an IEP meeting, using a non-experimental design, and qualitative analysis and multiple linear regressions to analyze research questions. Although some positive effects were noted, overall, results were not considered significant with the study’s sample. Despite this, the current student did demonstrate positive implications for better understanding parent involvement in the IEP process, with MAPS being a potentially beneficial way to emphasize student strengths and encourage parent involvement.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Hangge_unco_0161D_10532

Rights Statement

Copyright belongs to the author.

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