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.


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Letter from the University of Colorado


Dear Parent:

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

education teams.

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.

Thank You!

Dr. Tracy Mueller tracy.mueller@unco.edu

Dr. Silvia Correa-Torres silvia.correa-torres@unco.edu

Dr. Sandy Bowen sandy.bowen@unco.edu

Ms. Lanya McKittrick mcki9421@bears.unco.edu

University of Northern Colorado