Mediation is a collaborative means of resolving disputes. When parents, educators or service providers disagree over a special education or early intervention matter, they can try to find a solution together with help from a neutral third party.
Facilitation refers to the use of specialized skills to run a meeting in a fair, inclusive and organized fashion. It can be used in any IFSP or IEPT, or in a resolution session. A meeting leader may employ facilitation skills or a neutral third-party facilitator may be asked to do so.
MSEMP workshops help parents and educators run productive IEP/IFSP meetings by enhancing collaborative communication and conflict resolution skills. Training can be tailored to individual groups. Many qualify for School Board and Social Work Continuing Education Credits (SB-CEU, SW-CE).