The process of parent-paraprofessionals collaboration in using assistive technology to develop eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome

Authors

  • Jakkapong Muensu Lampang Special Education Center. Lampang
  • Ratchaneekorn Thongsookdee Special Education Program, Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University
  • Pikul Leosiripong Special Education Program, Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University
  • Soisuda Vittayakorn Special Education Program, Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University

Keywords:

Collaboration, Parent-Paraprofessionals, Eating Skill, Patau Syndrome, Assistive Technology

Abstract

This research aimed to study the process of collaboration between parents and paraprofessionals in developing eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome, and to study the result of parent and paraprofessional collaboration that affected on the increase of parent's teaching skills, the adjustment of assistive technology and the increase of eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome. The target group was selected by purposive sampling that included a child with Patau Syndrome, the parent (mother), and paraprofessional. The tools that were used were 1) behavior record form of collaboration between parent and paraprofessional 2) assessment form of facilities 3) assessment form of eating skill 4) parent’s teaching behavior observation form 5) eating behavior observation form for parent to use after the teaching session 6) four teaching plans for parent and 7) 4 individual teaching plans. The author took 5 weeks for research process and analyzed data by mean and description. The result was found that collaboration among parent and paraprofessionals in developing eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome has steps as following 1) co-thinking and making decisions that collaborated from paraprofessionals 2) coordinated power of thinking among paraprofessionals and parent 3) collaboration in practice and result evaluation that leads to mutual goals and 4) co-benefits. Moreover, the quantitative research results were 1) parent’s teaching behavior score was at highest level 2) eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome, after the teaching by parent, was at excellent level 3) the adjustment of assistive technology was at highest level. According to the research, it can be concluded that the process of collaboration among parents and paraprofessionals has affected parent’s perception and understanding towards the child’s struggles, including her own roles. Furthermore, the support from paraprofessionals empowered the parent to realized that she can improve her daughter’s eating skills through her training provision together with the adjustment and using an appropriate table designed by parents and paraprofessionals became the guideline for solving problems. Apart from that, the activity table was suitable for assisting in learning eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome.

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Author Biography

Jakkapong Muensu, Lampang Special Education Center. Lampang

This research aimed to study the process of collaboration between parents and paraprofessionals in developing eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome, and to study the result of parent and paraprofessional collaboration that affected on the increase of parent's teaching skills, the adjustment of assistive technology and the increase of eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome. The target group was selected by purposive sampling that included a child with Patau Syndrome, the parent (mother), and paraprofessional. The tools that were used were 1) behavior record form of collaboration between parent and paraprofessional 2) assessment form of facilities 3) assessment form of eating skill 4) parent’s teaching behavior observation form 5) eating behavior observation form for parent to use after the teaching session 6) four teaching plans for parent and 7) 4 individual teaching plans. The author took 5 weeks for research process and analyzed data by mean and description. The result was found that collaboration among parent and paraprofessionals in developing eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome has steps as following 1) co-thinking and making decisions that collaborated from paraprofessionals 2) coordinated power of thinking among paraprofessionals and parent 3) collaboration in practice and result evaluation that leads to mutual goals and 4) co-benefits. Moreover, the quantitative research results were 1) parent’s teaching behavior score was at highest level 2) eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome, after the teaching by parent, was at excellent level 3) the adjustment of assistive technology was at highest level. According to the research, it can be concluded that the process of collaboration among parents and paraprofessionals has affected parent’s perception and understanding towards the child’s struggles, including her own roles. Furthermore, the support from paraprofessionals empowered the parent to realized that she can improve her daughter’s eating skills through her training provision together with the adjustment and using an appropriate table designed by parents and paraprofessionals became the guideline for solving problems. Apart from that, the activity table was suitable for assisting in learning eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome.

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Published

2022-06-13

How to Cite

Muensu, J., Thongsookdee , R. ., Leosiripong , P. ., & Vittayakorn, S. . (2022). The process of parent-paraprofessionals collaboration in using assistive technology to develop eating skill of the child with Patau Syndrome. Journal Of Ratchasuda College for Research and Development of Persons With Disabilities, 18(1), 89–107. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RSjournal/article/view/261673