Annette Clarahan, Family & Educator Coordinator
- Make sure your Body Language matches the words you’ve spoken
- Voice tone can help deescalate a situation or it can cause chaos
- Watch your facial expressions
- Looking at your phone during a meeting, even if it’s under the table, can be distracting or perceived as not valuing the parents time or their child’s best interest
- If wearing a mask, Make sure your eyes and your body language are tuned in to the students family & other IEP members around the table. We tend to make interpretations from our perceptions which many times are not accurate
Good communication skills help build parents’ trust in LEA & AEA staff & reaffirm we are here to do what’s best for their children.