Trisha Bergin-Lytton, M.Ed.
Mediator, IEP Facilitator, Trainer & Consultant
One-Day Training: IEP/IFSP Facilitation Process
New Mexico Public
Education Department, Special Education Bureau
9 Participants (Mediators and IEP Facilitators)
the participants agreed that after attending this presentation, their
overall understanding of this IEP/IFSP Facilitation model was
of the participants agreed that the content of the materials provided
during this training was extremely practical and helpful.
participants agreed that after attending this presentation if called
upon to facilitate an IEP/IFSP meeting their knowledge and skill level
had been enhanced to accomplish the task.
What the participants shared that was useful about the training:
use of PPT as a guide then adding small group activities and
with fellow facilitators during small
group activities throughout the entire day's
presentation kept the
participants very engaged.
"what if case scenarios" allowed us to apply the concepts
& practice challenging situations.
on prep work can be extremely powerful during the IEP meeting.
& Technique Checklist to guide and monitor the entire IEP/IFSP process.
proposal and counter proposal process .
Facilitator Is & Is Not document provided great guidance on
the facilitator must possess to be successful in promoting
Techniques and strategies for working effectively with an IEP Team.
underestimate the time required to finihs an IEP meeting...start in the
of an agree to participate form before any communications begin.
if there are any review of evaluations to estimate the length of the IEP
of an IEP meeting with all the various components that must be
Prior Written Notice of Actions required elements,
very useful worksheet.
training that was well worth attending, super relevant information!
all of Trisha's Tips that revealed mistakes not to make.
short bits of information that were all on target!
excellent idea of implementing the consensus-as-you-go technique.
to handle non-IEP issues.
importance of preparations.