Many disagreements can be avoided or resolved early by using skills that promote collaboration. These skills include active listening, framing issues in a neutral fashion, “I” statements and brainstorming.
SEMS offers workshops on the following subjects:
- Dispute Resolution Options in Special Education
- Effective IEP Team Meeting Participation Techniques
- Conflict Resolution and Communication in Special Education
- Discipline for Students with Disabilities
These workshops are provided at no cost to any organization that serves students with disabilities. The hosting organization arranges the location, promotion, registration and refreshments. SEMS provides the materials and trainers. We will customize a workshop based on your group's availability and interests.
To schedule a workshop, complete and return the following form Training Services Request form.
Recent publications and videos from the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) and other research organizations can help families and educators understand and prepare for collaborative dispute resolution.
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