Introducing the IEP Team Relationship Reset

April 19, 2023

Dr. Rob Keiter
SERC Program Coordinator

Implementation of the IDEA requires collaboration between, families, educators, other professionals, and community resources.  In the ideal environment, IEP team members listen to each member’s point of view and work together to develop a high-quality IEP. We’ve all been in IEP meetings where it didn’t take long to realize that the biggest Issue in the meeting wasn’t the “issues” that were being discussed, but rather the interpersonal dynamics and interactions between the team members. When using technology, sometimes we need to do a “reset” to get things to work again. Is it possible to reset a team when it’s stuck? The goal of this presentation will be to start a conversation around how we might go about resetting team relationships when and where collaboration is being sabotaged by the interactions between team members. The conversation begins by considering a strategic intervention that would include practical techniques leading to improved relationships and results on the IEP team.  The training is designed for parents, school personnel, and individuals that work with organizations serving children with disabilities.  Some of the things we’ll be talking about include: What is an IEP Team Relationship Reset? How do we know it’s needed? What does it look like? and Where to begin?

April, 2023 webinar transcript (WORD).

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Click here to view the related handout (PDF).

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