Special education meetings depend on good communication between parents and special ed service providers. When parents do not speak English, schools must provide an interpreter to ensure that team members understand each other and that parents can give informed consent. Even when the team invites an excellent interpreter, however, things can still go wrong.
This event will cover how to conduct effective special education meetings when an interpreter is involved. These tips are based on input from experienced special education interpreters and from parents. There will be time to reflect on common challenges and cultural awareness. This event is for both special educators and interpreters.