Trisha Bergin-Lytton, M.Ed.
Mediator, IEP Facilitator, Trainer & Consultant




Trisha provides customized trainings tailored to your organization's needs.  She believes in engaging the participants in the learning process by providing a number of activities, in various learning styles, via the large group, teams and partners to practice skills and techniques introduced in her delivery of information.  Her trainings are known for being power-packed with extremely useful information that can be applied in every day situations.  Some trainings that Trisha has repeated requests for are listed below.  If you don't see a topic you need, just make a request.

Alternative Dispute Resolution
     Facilitation of IEP/IFSP Meetings: A Proactive Model
Resolution Meeting Agreement Writing
Mediation of Special Education Issues
Mediation of 504 Concerns
     Organization/Development of a Spec Educ ADR Program

IEP/IFSP Meeting Process
     Prepare the IEP/IFSP Team to be Resolution Oriented
     Become an Effective IEP/IFSP Meeting Facilitator
     Prior Written Notice of Action Items 
     Developing Counter Proposals
once a Proposal is Rejected
     Implement IEP/IFSP Consensus-as-you-go Strategies
     Effective Techniques to Gain Agreements
     Writing Effective IEP/IFSP Goals and Objectives
Handling IEP/IFSP-related Challenges

Conflict Resolution/Management
      Improve Communication & Listening Skills
      Explore the Art of Questioning
      Investigate De-escalation Techniques and Strategies

Challenging Student Behavior
      Conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
      Develop a Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP)
      Establish a Positive Classroom Behavior Support Plan
     Create a Crisis Plan
Design a Contingency Plan for Discipline Options



Training Participants


Training Evaluation Results: Advocates

IEP Facilitation

Training Evaluation Results: Educators

IEP Facilitation

Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavior Intervention Plan

Training Evaluation Results: Mediators

ADR Skills Enhancement

OH Dept of Education

IEP Facilitation

PA Dept of Education

IEP Facilitation

NM Public Education Dept.

Training Evaluation
Results: Nat'l Symposium

IEP Facilitation

National Presentations

IEP Facilitation