Parent-Professional Partnerships: A Valuable Context for Addressing Challenging Behaviours

Partnerships between professionals and parents of children with disabilities can be valuable ingredients in efforts to design and implement strategies of intervention and support. In this article, we provide a rationale in support of parent-professional partnerships and describe research and programmes that exemplify such partnership practices. We also describe approaches for facilitating the development of partnerships and a framework in which partnerships are placed at the optimal end of a continuum of parent involvement and parent support.


International Journal of Disability, Development and Education from Taylor & Fancis


  • Glen Dunlap
  • Lise Fox