Get UNCOMFORTABLE at the IEP TableOct 15, 2020
Special Needs Parents and Teachers, It's often necessary to make others uncomfortable at the IEP table. Do it anyway. In fact, if you're feeling uncomfortable, you're probably doing everything RIGHT!
Changing IEP goals can be uncomfortable.
Discussing placements can be uncomfortable.
Giving updated data can be uncomfortable.
Telling people what they don't want to hear is just simply uncomfortable.
But, if you are speaking from facts, not feelings. And you are being truthful with compassion. You need to do what's right for your child or student at the IEP table.
Even when it's uncomfortable.
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P.S. Notice I said uncomfortable, not "if you're fighting at the IEP table, you're doing things right" and I definitely did not say if you shame or blame at the IEP table you're doing things right. There's a huge difference between having uncomfortable situations and using bullying tactics at the IEP table. Seriously, if you've ever felt bullied or been at the bullying at the IEP table, you need to become a Special Education Insider. Parents and Teachers, We got you.
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