A role play of an IEP meeting, created for EDSS 541 at CSU San Marcos - Single Subject Credential Program
BEST PRACTICES DURING MEETING
1. Be mindful of the seating assignment. Avoid an “Us vs Them” Positioning.
Round table seating in a comfortable setting, free from noise and distractions.
2. Make sure all people are introduced.
3. A written agenda is visible to all participants, on paper or posted. Make ideas shared at meeting visible (white board, overhead projector…).
6. Begin the meeting by reviewing the strengths of the child and focus on the positive aspects of the family and student throughout the meeting.
19. Ask parents to make comments if they are quiet.- Ask for parents ideas directly, rather than simply telling them to feel free to contribute.
- Respect their opinions and perspectives as their own, even if they differ from yours. o Use validating statements such as “That is an interesting idea/observation” or “You really know your child well!”
24. Closing remarks – Provide a “debrief”
- Does anyone have something he/she would like to say before we close for today?
- How do we feel about today’s meeting – anything we should do differently next time?
25. The meeting ends on a positive note, and participants are thanked for their time and contributions
Kristen Harker Assistant Principal
Shelby Winkelman Alex
Caleb Golston Joe, Alex’s Father
Renee Marquis Mia, Alex’s Mother
Henry Brooks Special Education Teacher
Tia D’Asaro Math Teacher
Megan Amely Language Arts Teacher
Michael Eiben Notetaker
Dylan Boggs School Psychologist
VIDEOGRAPHER Mark Rauscher
EDITOR Mark Rauscher