My special education students share that they are going to complete high school, go to college, and then get married. The challenge is providing students and adults with the skill set necessary for them to be safe, independent, and build the relationships that they long for. Be it a friendship or dating relationship the many hidden rules and nuances that are part of relationships are difficult to understand. Healthy Relationships is a workbook for teens and adults with Williams Syndrome, Asperger’s, Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and other human conditions that may present challenges in building relationships. Through activities, cartoons, and many scenarios the workbook teaches how to investigate and build friendships and relationships safely over periods of time. The workbook provides the reader with the skills for thoughtful and proactive steps necessary for healthy relationships. This workbook comes with an interactive multimedia CD ROM.
The term IEP stands for Individual Educational Program to emphasis that it is an educational program designed by a team of professionals that supports a special education student’s individual needs for academic success.
A successful IEP process is contingent upon the successful interaction and collaboration of a team of professionals, parents and student. Our workbook sets the stage and provides strategies for both parents and professionals to come together and P.A.I.N.T. a program that bests supports the student.
“A Guide for both parents & professionals– Individual Education Plan Workbook for Success is the best/most practical publication for teachers to prepare for IEP meetings that I have seen in my ten years in the field. In the world of law or business, or any human interaction, it is often cited that one right word or phrase can change the whole outcome of a meeting. This crucial fact of interpersonal relationships is not presented well in the other special education literature I have reviewed and used in my teacher credentialing programs or in the districts and NPS schools I worked. This book is a must read for teachers on the dynamics of IEP meetings and reading it will absolutely raise your chance of a successful meeting exponentially! I have never had a ‘bad’ IEP meeting and part of that success comes from having followed the common sense but not-before published/taught principles of meeting communication/preparation that I learned in 20 years of working with Fortune 500 companies.”
Bob Plunkett Special Education Teacher