[R-0501] S7. Family and Community

Citation: Understood: For Learning and Attention Issues. (2014-2017). 10 Defusing Phrases to Use at IEP Meetings. Slideshow. Retrieved from: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/defusing-statements-iep/ [or enter 10 Defusing Phrases to Use at IEP Meetingsin your search window].

Abstract: The National Center for Learning Disabilities operates and manages the Understood website where you will find this series of slides with comments parents may use to defuse tense situations during Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.

Integration: The content and skills presented in this resource fit well in Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Child, Family and Community.

Content Focus: Administrators; Child, Family and Community; Early Childhood; Early Intervention; Empower; Family Assistance; Individualized Education Program (IEP); Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Parent Information; Parent Participation; Parent Resources; Parent Rights; Special Education

Notes: Have students discuss how these comments also relate to defusing tense situations during Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings and how some comments could be changed slightly to make them more applicable to discussions of early intervention services. Instructors may also pair this resource with the 9:48-minute YouTube video titled The Basic Do’s and Don’ts of IEP Meetings produced by Julia Clark.