An example of a small piece of action research
A parent support group for parents and carers of children with severe and complex learning difficulties was facilitated in a special school twice termly during the course of the school year. Video modelling of children with their parents and teachers using feedback from the group facilitators and other parents in the group was utilised. Pre- and post -questionnaires were administered to the parents following the introductory parenting group session and after the final session. Due to the low turnout throughout the sessions, the data could not be robustly analysed to determine any significant changes. Data from the evaluation feedback form provided parental views on whether the group had met their needs. Emerging themes a, limitations and future directions on facilitating parent support groups are discussed.
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Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College
Mrs J. S. Liversage B. ED., Dip., B. Phil. (MSI)