• Journal Article

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

Citation

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

Abstract

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.