The author, Larry Martin Davis, understands the new paradigm of approaching IEP’s and 504 Plans. I have always believed that successful IEP’s demand a collaborative partnership between teachers and parents. Larry agrees and gives teachers and parents suggestions for shifting the focus from what is broken to focusing on the child’s strengths. He uses the problem solving technique, Appreciative Inquiry, as the foundation for his model of Appreciative Advocacy. Appreciative Advocacy is a strengths-based approach to intervention.
An easy read, I thoroughly recommend Love, Understanding, and Other Best Practices for any parent whose child has either a 504 Plan or an IEP.
Larry is an Educational Advocate who helps parents navigate IEP’s and 504 Plans. Contact Larry at firstname.lastname@example.org.