|aSupporting the IEP process :|ba facilitator's guide /|cby Nicholas R.M. Martin.
|aBaltimore :|bPaul H. Brookes Pub.,|cc2010.
|axvi, 197 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aFa-cil-i-tate: vt. to make easier -- Three philosophies of helping: facilitator styles -- The ten roles of the facilitator -- Planning and guiding the meeting -- Strategies for intervention -- Dealing with impasse -- Establishing IEP facilitation.
|a""Has the potential to transform the IEP process."---Kate Scorgie, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University, California" ""Nick has utilized the best of psychology and education to help with positive change in the group setting."---Nori Cuellar Mora, Ed.D., former Associate Director of Instructional Services, Education Service Center, Region 2, Corpus Christi, Texas" ""For anyone whose goal is to have the IEP process result in the optimal education programs for students with disabilities."---Peggy Blanton, former Director of Special Education, Fayette County Public Schools, Kentucky" ""A clearly written and practical guide to IEP facilitation which is loaded with examples drawn from experience."---Art Stewart, Coordinator of Mediation, Virginia Department of Education; Senior Advisor, CADRE, Trainer and Consultant" ""The need for a practical guide for facilitators such as this cannot be underestimated."---Barbara C. Trolley, Ph.D., CRC, St. Bonaventure University, New York" "Positive and productive IEP meetings lay the groundwork for better student outcomes, but when team opinions clash and emotions run high, a meeting can fall apart before the child can benefit. A skilled and unbiased facilitator can make all the difference, and this unique and timely book shows readers step by step how to adopt that role and support the entire IEP process." "Designed to make the complex simple, this practical guide is filled with quick-reference tools and examples that model both what to say and what not to say. A must for IEP facilitators and valuable for all team members, this book offers a road map to success as parents and professionals work together toward their common goal: helping children reach their full potential."--BOOK JACKET.