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Exam & Evaluation (Families w/ Disabled Children 2:Early Intervention)
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 Parents are generally eager to welcome professionals from all disciplines, so that the child can receive services immediately.
True     False
2 Which of the following phase of partnership occurs first?
  cooperating, coordinating, and compromising
  colliding and campaigning
  collaborating and creative partnering
3 Blatant salesmanship is fairly common during the initial stage of parent-professional partnerships.
True     False
4 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
5 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
6 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.
7 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.
8 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
  socioeconomic status
9 Children must have significant developmental delays in order to qualify for the early intervention system.
True     False
10 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.
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
  open-ended questions
16 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
17 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
18 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.
True     False
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