Iranian Parents’ Knowledge and Satisfaction Experiences Regarding Their Children IEP Process and Communication with School Staff
The purpose of this study was to examine Iranian parents’ level of knowledge with the IEP process and their satisfaction experiences regarding their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) process and communication with school staff. Data were collected in four regions of Iran, Isfahan, using an explanatory sequential mixed methods design. Among the 124 parents contacted, 52 filled in the questionnaire and 26 parents were agreed for face-to-face interview. This work consisted of two main themes related to the parental knowledge and satisfaction experiences with IEP process. The result revealed that the majority of parents believed that they had fully understanding regarding their children IEP process. It should be mentioned, most of parent of children 10-13, 11-14 and 12-15 years old reported had higher amount of knowledge with the IEP process compared to the parents of 7-10 and 8-11 years old. In addition, it was revealed that the majority of parents had high to moderate level of satisfaction, while the minority of parents stated the low level of satisfaction of IEP process and their communication with school staff. However, low level of satisfaction was observed for parents of children 11-14 and 12-15 years old.
Parental Satisfaction, Special Education, Individualized Education Program, Communication, Services
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