Talking with Parents
Scripted interactions of an early childhood education teacher talking with a parent. One of the vignettes is with a parent who readily accepts the teacher’s feedback. The second vignette involves a parent who has a difficult time accepting that anything is wrong with her child. We want to emphasize that it’s worthwhile saying something about the child’s delay even though the parent wasn’t ready to hear. The provider was flexible and made a plan for the child to be re-screened in the future. Furthermore, the provider will work with the child on those areas of concern. Although the parent wasn’t ready to take the child for further assessment, we think it was still a success because the parent agreed to another screening and to individualize the child’s curriculum.