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3 Tips to Help Special Education Teachers Understand 'That Parent'

I am “that parent.” You know who I mean – the parent of the student with disabilities who is always asking questions, constantly pushing, and who never seems satisfied.

The parent who inspires aggravation and admiration. Teachers, therapists, and school administrators can struggle to understand and relate to “that parent” – leading to frustration and litigation (to say nothing of the increased wine consumption!).

Here are three suggestions, from across the “other side” of the special education table, to help the school team respect and respond to “that parent.” 1.

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