Understanding Parents of Children With Disabilities' Motivation for Homework Involvement

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 7
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about factors that are important to consider when understanding parental likelihood of being involved in their child’s homework at the elementary school level.
  2. review gaps in the current literature regarding parent involvement within special education and receive recommendations for future research.
  3. discuss recommendations for facilitating parent involvement through effective school to home communication.


Evidence suggests that parent involvement can improve the homework completion and achievement of children with disabilities (Zhang et al., 2001). However, few studies have examined factors associated with homework involvement with this population (Frew et al., 2013). This study examined predictors of homework involvement from a national sample in the Parent and Family Involvement survey (2016). Preliminary results will be discussed, along with recommendations for how school professionals can facilitate effective home–school partnerships.



Tyler A. Womack, University of California Riverside

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