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New!  Legally Speaking: A Staff Training Guide for Communicating With Parents and Avoiding Conflicts in Special Education

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By Christina Sepiol, J.D., Ed.D.

Drawing from her well-rounded experiences as an attorney, special education administrator, hearing officer and parent of children with special needs, Christina Sepiol guides you in clearly explaining your district’s current IDEA duties to parents, so they understand the legal basis for your decisions regarding their child.

You’ll prevent misunderstandings and miscommunications — and ultimately avoid costly legal disputes — by learning concrete strategies to:

  • Convey the revised standard of FAPE resulting from the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Endrew F.
  • Engage in preconference discussions without making parents feel services and placements have been predetermined
  • Prepare for situations in which communication can be particularly difficult, such as discussing students’ problem behavior
  • And more

Includes 10 scenarios of communications-based conflicts complete with Professional Development Guides — ideal for training staff to respond when parents appear anxious to hire an attorney, expect an unreasonable amount of feedback from teachers, and other common situations.

(2017. Pamphlet. 67 pp. Product Code: 300644. S/H: $5.50)

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