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Participating Confidently in Difficult IEP Meetings

Course: #10590Level: Intermediate 2 Hours 4017 Reviews

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.

Course created on June 20, 2023

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/2.0 Domain 5, Domain 8, CE-SPC-23-0330; ASHA/0.2 Intermediate, Related; IACET/0.2; Kansas LTS-S1370/2.0; SAC/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify three topics that can make an IEP meeting difficult.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list at least three ideas for preparing for a difficult IEP meeting.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe tactics advocates and lawyers use to control a meeting and how to manage them.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Background
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


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Presenter Disclosure: Charlette Green - Financial: Charlette Green was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She is Executive Director of 504 and Special Education in Cherokee County School District, GA. Nonfinancial: Charlette earned the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Students (CAGS) in Special Education Administration and is a Board-Certified Specialist in Child Language and Language Disorders.
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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