School-based SLPs must sometimes deal with contentious or litigious parents and attend Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings that include advocates or lawyers. Topics that may cause conflict, tactics that advocates and lawyers may use to control meetings, and strategies for pre-meeting preparation and confident participation in difficult meetings are described in this course.
Live WebinarTue, Jun 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.2 Intermediate, Related; IACET/0.2; Kansas LTS-S1370/2.0; SAC/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three topics that can make an IEP meeting difficult.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three ideas for preparing for a difficult IEP meeting.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe tactics advocates and lawyers use to control a meeting and how to manage them.
|10-30 Minutes||Why do parents hire advocates or lawyers?|
|30-45 Minutes||Areas of dispute that involve SLPs|
|45-60 Minutes||How to avoid difficult IEPs|
|60-75 Minutes||What to do when a difficult meeting is unavoidable|
|75-115 Minutes||Scenarios and Responses: Recognizing and managing psychological warfare|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
CAGS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow
Patti L. Howard
Dr. Patti Howard coordinates the services of SLPs, OTs, and PTs as the Lead SLP for the Cherokee County School District in Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology and her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas. She received her Doctor of Education with a concentration in speech-language pathology and a Minor in autism from NOVA Southeastern University. Patti was a member of the ASHA SLP School Issues Advisory Board from 2017 through 2019, serving as the Chair in 2019. She served as the President of the Georgia Organization of School Speech-Language Pathologists from 2017 through 2022. She is currently the Past President of GO SSLP and a member of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, as well as a member of the Georgia Dyslexia Collaborative.
Patti has presented several seminars and posters at state and national conventions. She was an invited speaker at the ASHA Connect Conference in June, 2019 and at the National ASHA Conference in November, 2019. She was also invited to present on the role of the SLP in the RTI process at the SSTAGE Conference in January, 2019.
Patti Howard: FInancial: Patti Howard was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She serves as Lead SLP for the Cherokee County School District in Georgia. Nonfinancial: She is a member of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, as well as a member of the Georgia Dyslexia Collaborative.
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