Caitlin Dalton is a certified special education teacher who has her Master’s in ABA. Before working at By Your Side as a behavior specialist, she worked as a teacher in both public and private autism classrooms. Caitlin has a passion for educational rights and teaming with local school districts.

She now has the perspective being on both sides of an IEP meeting and walks us through best practices and what parents can expect at this meeting. She covers the idea of this being a team effort and the best way to accomplish that goal. She gives an inside look to what teachers are thinking before and after a meeting, and gives tips on how to avoid potential battles with the school making sure everyone is on the same page. Helpful advice for anyone involved in the IEP process.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is the biggest misconception of an IEP meeting?
  • What do all the acronyms mean?
  • How should parents prepare for an IEP meeting?
  • How much should a parent share with their child’s teachers?
  • What should a parent expect during an IEP meeting?

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