Family treatment: an alternative approach to speech and language therapy
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Before the early 1970's, special education did not recognize the importance of parents in the education of handicapped children. In fact, they were seen more of a hindrance to the educational process rather than of a help. However, since then, this attitude among educators and professionals dealing with handicapped children has changed. with the incentives of a feared shortage of teachers and professionals such as speech pathologists during the 1970's, and the passage of The Education for all Handicapped Children Act, Public Law 94-142 (1975), guaranteeing parents the right to be involved in the education of their handicapped children, programs involving parents have been developed.