Special Education Mediation

Special Education Studying School ADHA Behavior ConceptMediation is often an effective way to resolve matters related to special education.  The school system is tasked with ensuring every child receives the education and services each deserves, and parents must ensure their child is a priority and is treated fairly.  When there is disagreement between the two parties on how to achieve what is best for the child, mediation can make it easier to reach an agreement.

Mediation is cost-effective and efficient, but it offers a variety of other benefits that are important in a special education setting.  The process ensures both sides have an opportunity to speak their mind and voice their concerns.  Nobody walks away from a special education mediation session in Wisconsin feeling as if they were not heard or as if they did not play a role in the resolution.

As a matter of fact, mediation puts parents and the school system in charge of designing a resolution.  This can be especially beneficial because it allows for flexibility and the chance to design a custom solution that suits the needs of each particular student.  All of this is accomplished with the guidance and support of a neutral mediator, there to facilitate conversation and move the proceedings forward.

If you are involved in a dispute that affects a special education student in the State of Wisconsin and you believe mediation could play a role in resolving it, Sherwood Malamud can help.  Sherwood has been in private practice as mediator for more than 30 years.  He has served as a roster mediator for the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System since its inception.

For more information or to schedule a time to discuss your issue, contact Sherwood at 763.316.6373 or by email at shmalamud@gmail.com.