ERIC Number: ED491759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Collaboration for IEP Teams
Martin, Nicholas R. M.
Brookes Publishing Company
With so many complex, challenging, and emotionally charged decisions involved, participating in an IEP meeting can seem like navigating through a minefield. But now there is a practical guide to managing these meetings with a high level of awareness, safety, and confidence. Developed for administrators, teachers, resource professionals, and parents, this skills-based book will help those as a unified team to design, review, and modify IEPs for children with special education needs. Written in a user-friendly and conversational style, this much-needed book is supplemented with checklists, outlines, diagrams, and specific examples to make the complex simple. Incorporating the feedback and suggestions of hundreds of special education professionals, this book will be of invaluable help to team members working together to create the best possible IEPs for the children. This book is organized into two sections. The first section, Effective Meeting Management, contains the following chapters: (1) A Vision of the IEP Team; (2) Conducting the IEP Meeting; and (3) Achieving Collaboration and Consensus. The second section, Conflict Prevention and Resolution, contains the next chapters: (4) Timelines and Behavior Trains; (5) Diplomacy and Support of Feelings; (6) The Search for Serenity; (7) The Courage to Make Changes; (8) The Wisdom to Know; and (9) Where We Go from Here. The following is appended: The Graduate Course. [This book was published by Brookes Publishing Company.]
Descriptors: Cooperation, Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, Cooperative Planning, Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Conflict Resolution, Time Management
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Parents; Practitioners
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