This practical book guides teachers and other school personnel in working with parents as a team to design, review, and modify individual education plans (IEPs) for children with special needs. The goal is for parents and school personnel to work collaboratively and to achieve decision-making by consensus. This way IEPs can best serve the children for whom they are designed. The book details how to hold an ideal IEP meeting, and it explains how to prevent and resolve the conflicts that often arise. The author provides practical techniques for meeting management, conflict prevention, and conflict resolution. The book also contains 25 well researched ""intervention options,"" and checklists and outlines of how people can communicate better.
"[Nick Martin's] ideas work. He gets staff thinking about what makes a successful [IEP] meeting. I recommend the book for anyone wanting to strengthen the quality of the meeting and the outcomes."--Chuck Noe, M.A."Former President, Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education" (01/01/2012)
"A practical, child-focused guide to collaborative solution-building. . . . With great sensitivity, [Martin] enables readers to take a variety of seats around the negotiating table and view the collaborative process through the perspectives of parents, teachers, and administrators."--Kate Scorgie, Ph.D."Azusa Pacific University" (01/01/2012)
"[Nick Martin's] ideas work.AHe gets staff thinking about what makes a successful [IEP] meeting. I recommend the book for anyone wanting to strengthen the quality of the meeting and the outcomes." --Chuck Noe, M.A."