How Parents of Special Needs Children Can Resolve School Conflicts

When disagreements cross the line and become conflicts, parents and teachers are usually both frustrated. Parents understand that conflicts are not just unpleasant but can also affect the child involved. To resolve the conflict, parents should: Focus on your child’s needs and not the emotional tone of the conflict. Ask questions about your concerns.

• other possible options for resolving parent-school conflicts FINDINGS The study found eight categories of factors that have a bearing on how parent-school conflict intensifies or cools down: • differing (discrepant) views about a child or a child’s needs • knowledge. Special education disputes can be expensive, but resolving conflicts doesn’t have to be. Successful alternatives include empowering district-level special education coordinators, identifying program shortcomings, and opening new lines of parent-teacher communication.

What Worked in. The above techniques are ways to help children with special needs prepare for and handle conflicts in an appropriate way. This will be a lot harder for some students than for others. Helping build up students’ “tools” is a big part of helping them know what to expect in conflicts and how they can stay calm and resolve conflicts peacefully.

The parent-teacher relationship is a delicate one and conflicts can arise. Hopefully, you will never have a dispute, but if you do, understanding the special education conflict-resolution process and following some basic principles can help you be heard and achieve your goals. The Special Education Conflict-Resolution Process.

Parents and school staff members must work closely together to address the issues. Pro-active means of reducing conflict include sharing positive information about the student with parents in an ongoing manner. It is essential for both parties to realize that the goals for the child are ‘shared goals’. Students like Carolyn need specific strategies to address misbehavior in the classroom. For Mr.

Thurman, the road to redirecting Carolyn’s misbehavior is by meeting with her and figuring out why she’s out of control. By incorporating teaching strategies that address conflict resolution for special education students, teachers can create safer and more productive learning environments. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted family routines around the world. For families with children who have special needs, such as children with medical conditions or developmental disabilities, these disruptions are amplified.

Public uncertainty makes schedules unpredictable and maintaining previous routines a challenge. Special education due process hearing is one of three main administrative remedies available to parents under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to resolve disagreements between parents and schools regarding children with disabilities. repair the parent-school partnership, such as facilitated Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings and independent special education conflict consultants.

Current IDEA dispute resolution for families of children with disabilities includes the option to: file a state complaint (IDEA 34 C.F. R. § 300. 151153), participate in mediation

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They should recognize the sibling as a unique individual, help explain special education to all students in the school, involve siblings as appropriate in IEP or other meetings, and be available to talk to the siblings about concerns as needed.

“Special Education for All Teachers” by Ron Colarusso, Colleen M. O'Rourke
from Special Education for All Teachers
by Ron Colarusso, Colleen M. O’Rourke
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2003

If your teen is experiencing such problems, the school may need to provide informal accommodations to help him or her succeed academically or conduct an evaluation for an individualized educational program (IEP) to provide special education services.

“Your Defiant Teen, First Edition: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship” by Russell A. Barkley, Arthur L. Robin, Christine M. Benton
from Your Defiant Teen, First Edition: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship
by Russell A. Barkley, Arthur L. Robin, Christine M. Benton
Guilford Publications, 2008

The IEP “team” includes the parents, at least one non-special education teacher, at least one special education teacher, a representative of the local agency who is qualified to assist in formulating IEPs, other experts brought in at the request of the parents or the State, and, if appropriate, the child.

“Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease” by Petar Mamula, Jonathan E. Markowitz, Robert N. Baldassano
from Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
by Petar Mamula, Jonathan E. Markowitz, Robert N. Baldassano
Springer US, 2007

A wonderful book for helping you further understand the IEP process and all your rights, deal effectively with the school, and resolve disputes is The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child by Lawrence M. Siegel.

“Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues” by Lindsey Biel, Nancy K. Peske
from Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues
by Lindsey Biel, Nancy K. Peske
Penguin Books, 2005

If the school wants to eliminate a particular support service (such as a one-on-one aide) or keep your child in a special day class rather than mainstreaming him or her in a regular class, it might propose goals that your child can meet without this extra help.

“The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child” by Lawrence M. Siegel
from The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
by Lawrence M. Siegel
NOLO, 2017

School Other than their child’s medical issues, qualifying for special education is one of the greatest traumas parents of a special needs child will encounter.

“Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book” by Jane Case-Smith, Jane Clifford O'Brien
from Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book
by Jane Case-Smith, Jane Clifford O’Brien
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

This can be done by embedding opportunities for self-advocacy within the school day, by allowing students to set up a class schedule, work out their supports with a resource room teacher or other support provider, or participate in IEP and transition meetings.

“Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 4: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals” by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
from Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 4: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals
by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
Wiley, 2018

Another strategy is to discuss the possible need for an assessment for special education eligibility with the parent, who can request such an evaluation of the child by the school district.

“Handbook of Military Social Work” by Allen Rubin, Eugenia L. Weiss, Jose E. Coll
from Handbook of Military Social Work
by Allen Rubin, Eugenia L. Weiss, Jose E. Coll
Wiley, 2012

School professionals should be sensitive to the everyday challenges faced by families of children with ASD and work closely with parents to provide support and help them advocate, problem-solve, plan for the future, and locate the resources that meet the developmental needs of the child and family.

“A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, Second Edition” by Lee A. Wilkinson
from A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, Second Edition
by Lee A. Wilkinson
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016

Similarly, the central document guiding the special education of a school-aged child with a disability, the Individual Education Plan (IEP), by law must be developed by an interdisciplinary team with parents as important members.

“Handbook of Special Education” by James M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan, Paige Cullen Pullen
from Handbook of Special Education
by James M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan, Paige Cullen Pullen
Taylor & Francis, 2017

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