CSPTA SPED Committee - November 2018

CSPTA
SPED MEETING 11/8/2018

ATTENDEES
Billy Salaz, Tiffany Maimex, Patty Mize, Shauna Orth, Christina Gazzo, Melissa Pacheco, Elud Archuleta, Cheryl Plese, DaNaye Gettel, Trish Trujillo, Joanne Vento, Becka Sykes

AGENDA
Last Meeting Follow-up
Called to Order at 10:00 am
Spoke about the Mini Conference in March
Jeffco will present on Team Building

New Business
Back to Basics - November 14 at the Daniels Fund Building, 10-3
101 Monroe St. Denver, CO 80206
Aaron Harris with BESI
Emergency Evacuations
Equipment Failure or User Error
Resources
Q’Straint, BESI, STAR Seats, and Houdini will be covered
Brief touch on Colorado Rules and Regulations
Needed Equipment
Wheelchair platform w/ securements - District 20, Adams 14, Douglas County, District 27
Bus Seat

Question - “How do districts go about determining whether a preschooler requires specialized transportation other than the obvious?”
Child find determines this
Evaluate and tests, refer for further screening(medical)
Can start the IEP process
District developed form

2018 TSD Sessions (Summit) - Table until December

Funding for McKinney-Vento or ESSA??

**School Bus Safety Awareness - Not necessarily SPED but affects everyone
CDoT VMS Boards
Public Outreaches
Getting information on the school websites
Contact local police departments or CSP
Parade of Lights - Handouts

NOTES
Presentation - “Power Struggles” by Irene Hessner - Adams 14
“Eat my shorts” Video Clip - The Breakfast Club
What is a power struggle?
Where two or more people or groups of people compete for control over a particular situation
4 TYPES of Power Struggles
Defending one’s authority or credibility
Personal button pushing
Bringing up of past history or irrelevant issues
Making empty threats or issuing ultimatums
Power struggles are normal to child development
Experiencing control is an important part of developing self-determination
*How to recognize power struggles
What is being...
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SPED MEETING 11/8/2018

ATTENDEES
Billy Salaz, Tiffany Maimex, Patty Mize, Shauna Orth, Christina Gazzo, Melissa Pacheco, Elud Archuleta, Cheryl Plese, DaNaye Gettel, Trish Trujillo, Joanne Vento, Becka Sykes

AGENDA
Last Meeting Follow-up
Called to Order at 10:00 am
Spoke about the Mini Conference in March
Jeffco will present on Team Building

New Business
Back to Basics - November 14 at the Daniels Fund Building, 10-3
101 Monroe St. Denver, CO 80206
Aaron Harris with BESI
Emergency Evacuations
Equipment Failure or User Error
Resources
Q’Straint, BESI, STAR Seats, and Houdini will be covered
Brief touch on Colorado Rules and Regulations
Needed Equipment
Wheelchair platform w/ securements - District 20, Adams 14, Douglas County, District 27
Bus Seat

Question - “How do districts go about determining whether a preschooler requires specialized transportation other than the obvious?”
Child find determines this
Evaluate and tests, refer for further screening(medical)
Can start the IEP process
District developed form

2018 TSD Sessions (Summit) - Table until December

Funding for McKinney-Vento or ESSA??

**School Bus Safety Awareness - Not necessarily SPED but affects everyone
CDoT VMS Boards
Public Outreaches
Getting information on the school websites
Contact local police departments or CSP
Parade of Lights - Handouts

NOTES
Presentation - “Power Struggles” by Irene Hessner - Adams 14
“Eat my shorts” Video Clip - The Breakfast Club
What is a power struggle?
Where two or more people or groups of people compete for control over a particular situation
4 TYPES of Power Struggles
Defending one’s authority or credibility
Personal button pushing
Bringing up of past history or irrelevant issues
Making empty threats or issuing ultimatums
Power struggles are normal to child development
Experiencing control is an important part of developing self-determination
*How to recognize power struggles
What is being said
Are there threats being made
Is there a lot of talking and not a lot of listening
Have you heard ultimatums or irrelevant arguments
*What are the non-verbals
Are people relaxed or physically closed off
Are voices raised? What tone of voice is heard? Are people speaking quickly?
How does the conversation feel?
Does it feel like a fight
Does one party feel like they are overpowering the other?
*How to avoid
Know your buttons
Don’t pick up the rope, it takes two for a power struggle
See it as an opportunity to model expected behaviors and improve the relationship with the individual
Stay calm! Use rational detachment
Keep Cool, Keep Your Job
Use effective limit setting, clearly stated, reasonable and enforceable
*Uneffective limits
Making an ultimatum
Unrealistic expectations
Empty threats or consequences
Overpowering
*Effective limits
Choices w/ consequences
Realistic expectations
Realistic consequences
Empowering them - “It’s Your Choice”
*Steps to Prevent Power Struggles
Pivoting
Saying yes instead of no to mean the same thing
Reframe
Tap into a student’s imagination to create the behavior that you want to see
Share Power
Give the student autonomy, give them a choice
Let them make mistakes
Experiential learning causes kids discomfort when they make the wrong decision
Give a reason
Don’t just say “because I said so”
Empathize
Acknowledge them and their feelings
*Every time you engage, you are giving the other party power over you
*Consequences + Empathy = Learning
*If you do engage in a power struggle with a child, debrief with them! Admit any wrongdoing and restore, do not hold grudges.
24-48 hours
Make sure that you engage in self-care
*Trauma Stewardship & Power Struggles
Vicarious Trauma
Compassion Fatigue
Cumulative Toll
Sense of Urgency
*Zoom or Google to use a webinar type system

ACTION ITEMS
CSPTA E-Board Meetings - Joanne

NEXT MONTH’S LOCATION AND DATE
Douglas County - December 13 @ 10 am.