2022 ADR Conference has ended
Committing to Action:
Building Partnership to Advance Student Learning
Friday, March 18 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Building Parent Communication Skills to Reduce Conflict FULL
Limited Capacity full

In 2021, West San Gabriel Valley SELPA partnered with Dr. Sheri Wilkins to provide a series of webinars aiming to build the communication skills of parents of children with special needs. The goal was to provide parents with knowledge and skills to enable them to advocate effectively for their children. Parents met weekly with Dr. Sheri to learn how to identify and communicate their interests for their children. They were given opportunities to practice communication skills to reduce conflict and build trust. This workshop will describe the parent workshops and the strategies and skills taught.  


Dr. Julie Fercho

Program Administrator, West San Gabriel Valley SELPA
Dr. Julie Fercho is the Program Administrator for West San Gabriel Valley SELPA and has been instrumental in developing the communication skills for parents trainings in her SELPA.
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Sheri A. Wilkins

President, Innovative Educational Solutions LLC
Sheri Wilkins, Ph.D. is president of Innovative Educational Solutions, an educational consulting firm dedicated to building the capacity of educators to meet the needs of all students. Dr. Sheri has worked in the field of public education for over 35 years and has had extensive experience... Read More →

Friday March 18, 2022 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Exhibit Hall C (EH C)