Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1995

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Dale LeFevre

Second Committee Member

Debra J. Prigge

Third Committee Member

Alberta J. Thyfault


The intent of this project is to develop an information packet teachers may use to encourage and enhance parental involvement, in ways that are suited for each child's and parent's needs. Analysis of literature, relevant to parents of children with special needs, has been used to draw conclusions and recommendations regarding appropriate techniques teachers may use to encourage parent involvement in their child's education. The packet includes the following: 1) a questionnaire to assess parents' preferred method of involvement; 2) a parent involvement evaluation form; 3) telephone numbers of support services and resources for parents; 4) recommended activities to help promote parent involvement.