All children learn differently.
It is a fundamental truth. An element of this truth is that while some children can appear to seamlessly thrive in their academic environments, others struggle despite their best efforts. These students many times become frustrated, suffer low self-esteem, and quickly lose interest in school altogether.
Parents who have a child with special needs are keenly aware of this scenario. Watching your child fall behind academically, socially, and/or emotionally and feeling powerless to stop it is agonizing. For these students, school can be a very unhappy place.
I have walked in your shoes.
Our twins were born 2 months prematurely and needed significant developmental services from the very beginning. Like many parents facing these challenges, I have logged hundreds of hours reading, researching, contacting, interviewing, preparing, calling, crying, begging, and sitting through endless meetings that left me feeling more frustrated as the years progressed and my child did not.
I have lived this process and come out on the other side. I understand how parents struggle with helping their children with Independent Educational Plans (IEP) or 504 Plans. Obtaining the correct supports and related services your child requires can feel like an insurmountable climb and it can be without experienced guidance.
What I Can Do to Help Your Child
By the time parents call me, many feel like they have been fighting a losing battle with their child’s school. It doesn’t always have to be that way. It can get better for your family, but it requires a team effort. I always strive to work from a place of collaboration rather than opposition. An IEP is only effective when it is implemented with the intent in which it was written.
My services are tailored to fit your family’s needs. What I do for you depends on where you are in the process. Services can include the following:
- Private Consultation
- Record & testing review
- Action Plan Preparation for IEP’s and 504’s
- Connect to specialists & experts in areas of need
- Letter/Request preparation
- Team collaboration support
- Attend IEP meetings/teach parents how to manage on their own
- Reasonable (not attorney) fees