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20 Strategies for More Productive IEP Meetings

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Because of their very nature, and despite the best of intentions, Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be intimidating and fraught with stress and confusion for some. Join Melissa Mann as she shares 20 strategies to help your IEP meetings run smoother and be more productive for all involved. Among other topics, Melissa will cover how to set an agenda, establish the tone for the meeting, and share the goals in language and terms the parents understand. The strategies discussed will be applicable to both elementary and secondary grade levels.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Special Education
Last aired on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Special Education
Tags: disabilities, IEPs, Individualized Education Programs, meetings, special needs

Reviews (34)

Basic Member
Nice overview of tips and tricks. She included a few terms and abbreviations that I wasn't sure what they were, but overall useful information.
Full Member
Awesome resource!
Full Member
Great tips and plans to be prepared! I would have loved to hear this when I got started in the schools!!
thanks for the resources and perspective.
Full Member
Great suggestions for IEP meetings, especially the importance of listening.
Full Member
Thanks so much for this !
Full Member
Great suggestions!!
Good suggestions not only for IEP meetings, but any parent meetings.
Full Member
Good review of what to expect at a well-run, productive IEP meeting and concepts that can be applied to any parent meeting, particularly 504 meetings.
Full Member
some good reminders on keeping the needs of each child to do their best with our assistance at the forefront of all IEP meetings. Thanks!
Full Member
Wonderful presentation!
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