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Collaborative goal-setting with families: Resolving differences in values and priorities for services

Parents and professionals often differ in values and priorities for services. This article argues that interventionists should not attempt to force their values on families; rather they should engage in collaborative goal-setting in order to achieve a mutually acceptable plan. Issues related to value conflicts between parents and professionals are discussed and strategies for effective collaborative goal-setting are described.

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Bailey, D. (1987). Collaborative goal-setting with families: Resolving differences in values and priorities for services. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 7(2), 59-71. DOI: 10.1177/027112148700700207