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Effective IEP Team Meetings April 19, 2012. Presented by: Kate Neale Exceptional Children Division, NC DPI [Adapted from Nick Martin’s CADRE presentation]. 12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings. Pre-conference with school personnel to ensure

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Effective iep team meetings april 19 2012

Effective IEP Team MeetingsApril 19, 2012

Presented by: Kate Neale

Exceptional Children Division, NC DPI

[Adapted from Nick Martin’s CADRE presentation]


12 steps to effective iep team meetings

12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

  • Pre-conference with school personnel to ensure

    adequate preparation by

    all participants.

    (Pre-conference with parents when difficult issues are anticipated.)


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

2. Provide all IEP team members evaluation results in advance so they can review them.


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

3. Meet informally with parents before the formal meeting (to welcome, answer questions about procedural

safeguards, etc.).


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

  • Introduce participants to each other.

    Provide refreshments

    to promote comfort and a welcoming atmosphere.

    Create an atmosphere

    of mutual respect.


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

5. Seat participants at a round table in a comfortable setting, free from noise and distractions.


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

  • Post or provide a written agenda for all participants.

    Agree on ground rules

    (re: civility, interrupting,

    cell phones, mandatory

    members staying for entire meeting, etc.).


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

  • Encourage each member to be time

    conscious.

    Budget the available time. Chairperson politely redirect participants who wander.

    Take breaks as needed.


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

  • Provide a clear purpose for the meeting; ensure roles & responsibilities are clear for tasks occurring before, during, and after the meeting. Encourage participants to share in and contribute to a common purpose.


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

  • Establish a written “parking lot” for issues to be addressed at a later date, rather than letting them get lost.


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

  • Restate the outcome at the end of the meeting for clarity and any necessary corrections.

    Develop an action plan for

    who is doing what & when.


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

11. Provide an “open door” for airing and sharing between meetings.


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12 Steps to Effective IEP Team Meetings

12. End the meeting on a positive note; thank participants for their time and contributions.


Sample evaluation form

Sample EVALUATION FORM

This evaluation form is intended to help us work more effectively together and do out best possible work as a team for the benefit of our student. Thank you for caring enough to share your honest thoughts and feelings.

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 high, please indicate your overall satisfaction with today’s meeting by circling on of the following:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

What did you find most worthwhile or commendable about this meeting?

How might this meeting have been improved, or what might we do differently next time?

Any additional comments?


Consultants for dispute resolution

Consultants for Dispute Resolution

Kate Neale, 919.807.3979 or

[email protected]

Lynn Smith, 919.807.3978 or

[email protected]

Pollye Pruitt, 919.807.4024 or

[email protected]

Gay Lytton, 919.807.4059 or

[email protected]

www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/policy/dispute/


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