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Thursday, February 23 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
When a Child Receives a Diagnosis: building relationships between school and home.

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When a child receives a diagnosis, it can have lifelong implications for both the child and the family. In moving forward, creating a relationship between the school team and the family is a valuable and essential process for building a collaborative team to support the student. "When a Child Receives a Diagnosis: building relationships between school and home" presentation will provide educators with a parent's perspective of what happens behind the scenes when a family is presented with a diagnosis of their child and the implications this experience can have within the home. The important role that school teams can have during this time will also be discussed. The presentation will furthermore provide real-life examples of co-creating a communication plan, how to navigate Individualized Program Plans (IPPs) alongside families, and strategies to engage with families during tensions and difficult conversations. It is important to acknowledge that creating relationships with families is a process that unfolds over time. This relational work connects the mind and heart in supporting students with their schooling and education experiences alongside the family as key partners.

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Brittany Ouellette

School Administrator
Brittany is a certified K-12 Educator and School Administrator in Alberta. She obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta in Educational Psychology and is now a Ph.D. student. During her career, Brittany has worked collaboratively with Educators as both a Learning... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2208
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