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Webinar: Optimize Your Child’s IEP Through Structured Collaboration

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Learn six key questions to guide IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meetings and how to collaborate to obtain measurable goals tailored to your child's needs.

Optimize Your Child’s IEP Through Structured Collaboration with Vaughn Lauer from Learning Ally on Vimeo.

When a child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is being mapped out, it is vital that parents and educators collaborate in every step of decision making. In this free webinar, Dr. Vaughn Lauer will share a six-question process and structured, cooperative approach to IEPs that parents can easily apply to lead the IEP team in determining their child’s needs and to obtain the services required.

Benefits of applying the Structured Collaborative IEP Process include: authentic collaboration, shorter and fewer meetings, strengthened parent-school relationships and ultimately IEPs that are genuinely focused on the child’s needs and not of an individual or institution. In this free, one-hour webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How the Structured Collaborative IEP Process is used to lead a collaborative IEP meeting.
  • The 6 key questions to ask at an IEP meeting that will maintain the focus on your child‘s needs and not those of an individual or institution (school).
  • How to compare the values and benefits of using the Structured Collaborative IEP Process (to or over) the use of collaboration or negotiation as approaches for conducting IEP meetings.

HeadshotAbout Our Presenter: Dr. Vaughn K. Lauer has thirty years of experience, pre-K through post-secondary, as a teacher, adjunct professor, and building, district and state administrator of special education and has held several private organizational directorships in professional development and test development. His latest works includes a book on collaborative IEP development called When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes!, parent presentations, regional, state, national and international conferences  and numerous articles published in parent magazines about children with disabilities and on the web. Dr. Lauer was a featured presenter at Learning Ally's groundbreaking Spotlight on Dyslexia virtual conference last year.

About this webinar series: Learning Ally is proud to partner with leading experts in the learning disabilities and assistive technology fields. On a regular basis, we sponsor free webinars for students, their parents and educators – providing a wealth of practical information on resources and accommodations for individuals who learn differently.