References and Credits

Suggested Citation

Turnbull, A., Winton, P., Rous, B., & Buysse, V. (2010). CONNECT Module 4: Family-Professional Partnerships. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge. Available at


Many, many people contributed their time, talents, expertise and valuable resources to the making of this module.  We would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to the following contributors:

Latesha Foushee, Beth Harry, China Kluttz, Aaron Shah, Cherie Takemoto, and Rud Turnbull.

We would also like to give special thanks to our experience-based knowledge experts: Samtra Devard, Subarna Dharia, Janice Fialka, Rosalia Fajardo, and Salvador Moran.

Special thanks for Kim, Libby and the Carolina Friends School.


Pérez-Méndez, C., Moore, S.M. (Producers), and Landlocked Films LLC (co-Producer). (2005). Beyond words: Effective use of translators, interpreters, and cultural mediators [VHS]. Available at and


Blue-Banning, M., Summers, J.A., Frankland, H.C., Nelson, L.L., & Beegle, G. (2004). Dimensions of family and professional partnerships: Constructive guidelines for collaboration. Council for Exceptional Children, 70(2), 167-184.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2007). Meta-analysis of family-centered helpgiving practices research. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13, 370-378.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), Pub. L. No. 108-446. For complete source of information, go to

Sandall, S., Hemmeter, M.L., Smith, B., & McLean, M. (Eds). (2005). DEC recommended practices: A comprehensive guide for practical application in early intervention/early childhood special education. Missoula, MT: Division for Early Childhood.

Summers, J.A., Hoffman, L., Marquis, J., Turnbull, A., Poston, D., & Nelson, L.L. (2005). Measuring the quality of family–professional partnerships in special education services. Exceptional Children, 72(1), 65-83.


Pam Winton
Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Virginia Buysse
Co-Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Beth Rous
Co-Principal Investigator
University of Kentucky

Ann Turnbull
Co-Principal Investigator
University of Kansas

Project Staff
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chih-Ing Lim
Project Coordinator

Jonathan Green
Director of Electronic Communication

Maggie Connolly
Module Coordinator

Dale Epstein
Module Coordinator

Christine Lindauer
Research Associate

Heidi Hollingsworth
Research Associate

Gina Harrison
Graphic Designer

Don Trull

University of Kentucky
Patricia Singleton
Instructional Design Specialist

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
Cherie Takemoto
Executive Director
(also doctoral candidate at George Mason University)

Project Interns
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hatice Dogan
Graduate Research Assistant

Jessica Dykstra
Graduate Research Assistant

Earlham College
Robert Ezekiel Hart
Student Intern