Opportunity for Families to Share
Perceptions and Experiences
What: NCDB is asking state deaf-blind projects to invite family participation in an interview project.
Why: A group of researchers at the University of Northern Colorado are doing a study on parent perception and experience with previous or current educational teams.
When: They are hoping to begin parent interviews the week of May 22 – so it’s a pretty fast turn-around.
Letter from the University of Colorado
We are professors at the University of Northern Colorado researching the perceptions and experiences
of parents of children with sensory disabilities (blindness/visual impairment, deafness/hearing loss,
deafblindness) who have struggled with previous or current educational teams. Please read the
information below and let us know if you would be interested in participating in our study and share
your experiences with us. If interested, we will schedule an interview over the phone.
Why Do We Want to Talk with You?
We want to talk with you if you have ever struggled with previous or current educational teams. With
your permission, we would like to interview you over the telephone for no more than 30 minutes. The
interview will consist of questions related to your experiences with previous conflict with your child’s
How Can this Study Help?
This research study will benefit the field of special education by investigating and learning about
special education conflict. We want to know about your experiences so we can improve parenteducator
Will This Interview Be Confidential?
Your answers will be kept confidential and your name will not be used when sharing information
learned through the interviews. The interview will be recorded for the purpose of allowing us to
correctly report the information; however, all data will be kept in a locked cabinet in a locked room.
What Happens After the Study?
After the study is completed, we will write the results into the form of a research study for publication.
Any identifiable information will be changed to protect anonymity.
If you are interested and available — please go to
https://unco.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ySvyoljH2tqdlX and send us your name and email
address so we can contact you.
Dr. Tracy Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Silvia Correa-Torres email@example.com
Dr. Sandy Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Lanya McKittrick email@example.com
University of Northern Colorado