For parents, advocates, and teachers IEP meetings can be overwhelming and even create fear. But, when provided with the right supports these fears can be alleviated.
Elenore Rosevelt said, "Do one thing every day that scares you."
Well, parents of children with special needs go far beyond the call with that one!
You are right, handling an IEP meeting should not induce high anxiety, demand pharmaceutical support or have professionals and parents melt down into confusion, frustration, and anger. Unfortunately, both parents and advocates frequently have an error in approach which helps no one involved in the process, least of all the child.
There are a number of strategic key steps and a complex interdisciplinary IEP development process required (and rarely taught) in developing positive, independent, functional, competency-based outcomes for a student, that are commensurate with...
PART 1 OF A SERIES
FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES AND PARENTS
PARENTS NEED SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES NOW
MJ Gore, Roy Lewis, Marie Lewis
Some people say the special education system is broken. It may not be broken as much as dysfunctional, ignored and not complied with. 14% of all children are in special education and 90% of them do NOT have severe disabilities.
Provocative Language provides information on the interface between psychological practice, applied behavioral analysis, and social cognition training in an area that effects the education and welfare of children with specific disabilities like Autism, ADHD, TBI, and Tourette Syndrome. It provides insights on working with schools, mental health providers, and the criminal justice system. It describes principles for best practices and recommends procedures to be followed in IEP and goal development.
This book is a manual for interagency practice related to the understanding of behaviors that are misinterpreted and thus result in inappropriate interventions. It also addresses the disability cultural realities and insights related to working with unique behavioral presentations specific to disabilities. This book includes a wide range of expertise necessary for: psychology, community psychology, mental health, neuropsychology, family and parents, educational psychology, behavioral...