As an educational consultant, I can help with:
- Interpretation of reports
- Intervention options
- School choice
- College transition
- Twice exceptional
Consultation is usually scheduled for an hour session. I ask that you provide previous reports and current academic standing before our appointment. Our time together is spent setting a plan for your student to reach his or her potential. Our meeting is summed up in a followup email. Individualized resources and options are provided. While I am versed in autism spectrum disorder, I am not qualified to offer advice in emotional-social or ASD intervention.
School evaluations can be hard to understand. The purpose of school reports is to determine eligibility for an individual education plan, in which students may or may not be eligible. As parents, we want to make the best choices for our children. We often do not know where to turn. Because interventions can take 2-3 years, we need the confidence that we are taking the right path for our students. Likewise, accommodations help those who need them. The right accommodations can allow students access to the curriculum, therefore closing the education gap. How do I decide the best intervention plan and accommodations for my student?
Identification is the first step. However, it can leave unanswered questions. Next steps are often complicated. My student has dyslexia, now what?
School choice can be confusing when a child is not impaired; these are amplified and overwhelming when there is a learning disability. What is the best learning environment for my child?
Homeschooling families often do not know where to turn when there is a learning struggle. What curriculum or approaches will help my unique learner thrive? What should my expectations be? Is this my fault?
Planning and transitioning to college can be daunting. Can my student apply to a four-year university if they have a language based learning disability? Will they succeed? How can we prepare? What will accommodations look like? What about the SAT/ACT?
If a student that has very high cognitive abilities, dyslexia is often hard to identify. These students are able to perform at grade level; However, there is a significant difference between cognitive abilities and academic skills. How do we help? Can my student have a disability and be in an advanced program?