Exam & Evaluation (Families w/ Disabled Children 2:Early Intervention)
Questions: Please respond to following statements.
Parents are generally eager to welcome professionals from all disciplines, so that the child can receive services immediately.
Which of the following phase of partnership occurs first?
cooperating, coordinating, and compromising
colliding and campaigning
collaborating and creative partnering
Blatant salesmanship is fairly common during the initial stage of parent-professional partnerships.
Which of the following recommendations is NOT endorsed by Fialka and Mikus for early interactions with parents of children with disabilities?
admitting what you don’t know
projecting optomistic long-range goals for the child
giving examples of positive achievements that seem reasonable for the child
allow parents to vent
Which characteristic is NOT typical of the middle phase of partnership?
belief in the power of joint problem-solving
coordinated service delivery
passionate defense of personal platforms
Which of the following is true of the third phase of partnership?
Parents withhold their thoughts, needs, fears, and interests.
Nurses remain unaware of the parents’ dreams, hopes, and concerns.
Fresh solutions come from creative problem-solving.
Good nurses can almost always reach this level of partnership.
When significant personality conflicts prevent a nurse from forming an effective partnership with parents of a child with special needs, what is an appropriate option?
Visiting more often in order to get closer to the family.
Documenting the nurse’s many efforts in writing.
Arranging for another nurse to work with the family.
Requesting counseling for the parents.
Which of the following domains are NOT considered when determining the child’s eligibility for early intervention services?
cognitive and communication
physical and adaptive
social and emotional
Children must have significant developmental delays in order to qualify for the early intervention system.
Which of the following is true of the school system for children with disabilities?
Children from the early intervention system automatically transition to the school system at age 3.
There are thirteen disability categories for special education eligibility.
Children with acute or chronic health problems cannot qualify for special education .
Special education services are outlined in the IFSP.
State services for children with disabilities vary from state to state. Which of the following services are NOT determined by individual state laws?
case management and service coordinated
early intervention services
home and vehicle modifications
attendants and nutritional supplements
Which of the following is NOT a component of empowerment?
motivation of both parents and professionals
knowledge and skills of both parents and professionals
titles and degrees of both parents and professionals
opportunities for partnerships
Which of the following statements about empowerment is true?
partners with high self-efficacy inhibit self-efficacy in others
professionals who encourage parental choice contribute to family empowerment
partners need to focus on the child’s disabilities in order to make realistic decisions
trial-and-error approaches are a sign that empowerment is not working
Which of the following statements about knowledge and skills is true?
hoarding of specialized knowledge limits empowerment
professionals working with families can choose their favorite problem-solving method
nurses who refer parents to support groups lose their influence with the family
Which of the following verbal communication skills is NOT appropriate for parent/professional partnerships?
furthering responses that encourage parents to examine their thoughts and feelings
ignoring the parents’ affect, because they have a right to be emotional
paraphrasing what the parents say in meetings
What role does the nurse have in special education services for children with disabilities?
none, because the educators will take care of the issues
varying roles depending on the agency that the nurse works for
none, because nurses shouldn’t make referrals for evaluations
providing information to the family only when asked
What do parents of children with disabilities want from nurse case managers?
timely and appropriate suggestions on a variety of issues
information and assistance only when they ask for it
information on health-related issues only
support for the child only
Because state services for children with disabilities vary significantly from one state to another, online databases that outline available state and local resources are quite valuable for nurses and parents working with these children.
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