Step 3: Evidence

In Step 3 you will consider key sources of general evidence about communication practices:

  • Definition – Effective communication with professionals and families is defined and further explained with examples and activities.
  • Research – Best available research related to effective communication is summarized.
  • Policies  – Federal legislation related to collaboration and professional guidelines related to effective communication are presented.
  • Experience-based knowledge – Practitioners and family leaders share their knowledge about the importance of effective communication.