Date of Award
Dissertation (799 registration)
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Dr. Boyd Bradbury
Parental Engagement, Part C, Early Intervention, In-home Services, Barriers to Parental Engagement, Parent Coaching
Parental engagement is a critical component to child development and an essential part to Early Intervention (EI). Parental engagement is especially important for EI services that provide an in-home parent coaching service delivery model. Without parental engagement between EI services, the child will have less of a chance to make gains in their social-emotional, adaptive, physical, language, and cognitive development. This research interviewed nine parents who have a child that received early intervention, Part C special education services, in a rural, southeast MN educational district. The educational district consists of 13 school districts that serve roughly 65 children between the ages of birth - 3 years of age, who are eligible for special education early intervention. Using a qualitative research design, through an interpretivist paradigm, this study aimed to seek the relativism of the social phenomenon of parental engagement, what the barriers are that prevent that engagement, how those barriers may impact a child’s development, and if the frequency of in-home early intervention sessions influences parental engagement.
Selnes, Zach, "The Relationship Between Parental Engagement in Early Intervention, Part C Special Education Services, and Parental Barriers to Engagement Through the Perspective of Parents" (2023). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 861.