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									           Presented by
     Marla B. Matthews, Esq.
Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.
            gcglaw.com


         January 7, 2010
A.   Relationship Building
B.   Good Communication
C.   Be Proactive
D.   Follow the Law
E.   Know When to Go to Due Process
F.   Questions and Comments

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•   Key relationships in special education
•   Dealing with difficult parents
•   Dealing with difficult teachers
•   Negative contracting




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•   Communicating with parents – what works
    well?
•   Communicating with staff members– what
    works well?
•   Communicate the positive
•   Engage in active listening
•   Go beyond legal notice requirements
•   Voicemail
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•   Refer in a timely fashion
•   RTI
•   Bring in experts
•   Self promotion
•   Be radical



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•   5 key decisions
•   Timelines
•   Be thorough




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•   Assess the strengths and weaknesses of
    your case
•   Know your forum
•   It is okay to say “enough”




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    Marla B. Matthews, Esq.
Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC
         P. O. Box 1415
   Concord, NH 03302-1415
     matthews@gcglaw.com
       Phone: 545-3604


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