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.
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(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Nicholas R.M. Martin
Nicholas R.M. Martin is a conflict resolution consultant who lives near Fort Worth, Texas, with this wife, Kathleen, and daughter, Miya. Nick is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Hartford, and his educationsl background is in clinical psychology. After many years as a juvenile court psychologist, mental health counselor, and dispute mediator, he has come to focus increasingly on team building and conflict prevention. A considerable part of his more recent work has involved skills-based training for those working in special education. Nick has been authorized to mediate for several court jurisdictions and serves as a contract mediator for the U.S. Postal Service. He has been providing highly acclaimed and practically oriented training for more than 25 years. He has also taught dispute resolution at the graduate level. Nick is the author of An Operator's Manual for Successful Living (DeVorss, 1988) and Strengthening Relationships When Our Children Have Special Needs (Future Horizons, 2004). He has also published numerous newspaper and journal articles, some of which can be found at his website, www.4accord.com.