Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed — negotiation

One More Elephant in the Room

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This happens all the time when I'm attending an IEP meeting either in person or by phone.  There's an extra elephant in the room.  There are always many, but this one REALLY bothers me. It's that condescending tone from administration that says "c'mon parent, you need to know that your child is only capable of so much". No, they don't really say that (at least not when I'm policing the meeting), but you know that tone.  UGH! Sometimes it's so frustrating that I just call that elephant out and say... "I understand what you are saying (to the admin), but...

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