The Turkey Conference: An IEP Meeting Unlike Any Other
Picture this: You're at your child's IEP meeting, but instead of the usual team, there's a bunch of turkeys around the table! That's right, turkeys!
Meet Tom, the head turkey, who's busy with the paperwork. He's a pro at 'Turkey-Talk' – a lot of strutting, not much saying.
Then, meet Gertie, the detail-driven 'mother hen' turkey, who's all about deadlines and procedures. She's the master of the minutiae, always ruffling feathers over the fine print.
And let's not overlook Larry, the 'cool turkey' of the group. He's the smooth talker, trying to keep the mood light, even as the meeting gets a bit 'fowl'.
Mastering the Turkey Dance
You're in the thick of it, surrounded by turkeys, advocating for your child. Tom's gobbling, Gertie's clucking, and Larry's cracking jokes.
You're an IEP meeting veteran and know the Turkey Dance well. It's all about patience, persistence, and a sprinkle of humor. Knowing when to strut, peck, and ruffle feathers is
Gathering Your Flock for Success
turkeys means speaking their language. In our world, that means translating your child’s strengths and needs into their terms.
Bring your own flock to the meeting – advocates, friends, or even a parrot to echo your points.
Staying Bold and Buoyant
Most importantly, keep your spirits up. Advocating for your child might feel like a
turkey chase, but you're the leader here.
Ultimately, whether it's literal turkeys or just a room full of educators, the aim is clear: ensuring your child receives the best education.