IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers...
IEP Tips includes strategies that
parents can use to be more active participants in the IEP process
and to develop meaningful education programs for their children. These
strategies are not expensive. They do not require parents to obtain
degrees in education or advocacy. The tips and strategies offer common
sense approaches about how to advocate effectively for children with
disabilities. The book provides information about evaluating student
The tips are based upon the authors'
experiences and on best practices from the professional literature.
To see a few sample tips, read IEP Tips: Taping Meetings.
Teams of parents and educators who
use positive interpersonal styles are more likely to be successful.
This book provides suggestions about building positive interactions
and effective IEP teams. The book also includes sample notes and letters
that parents can use to develop positive relationships with school
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Prepared
for the IEP Meeting
Chapter 2. The IEP. Tips for
what to do during the IEP meeting; evaluations; creating legally correct
and usable IEPs; making placement decisions
Chapter 3. Ensuring Access
to the General Education Curriculum. Curriculum design and modification;
tips to ensure access; bus tips
Chapter 4. Tips to monitor the
IEP; tips on writing measurable goals and objectives.
Chapter 5. On Friendships.
Chapter 6. Handling Disagreements.
Know how to handle difficult conversations; more tips; Anne's strategies
for "sharpening the saw."
Chapter 7. Forming Effective
Partnerships Between Families and Schools. Guide to forming effective
partnerships; tips on how to grow inclusion minded staff.
Anne Eason, Esq. specializes in inclusion and special education
law. She also trains parents and professionals about educating students
with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
Dr. Kathleen Whitbread is
an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of Programs
for the University of Connecticut. Dr. Whitbread has over 20 years
of experience in designing and managing education and human services
programs. The article "What
Does the Research Say about Inclusion?" by Dr. Whitbread
is included in IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers.