Sometimes parents are uncertain where to begin.
This may include parents of children who have undergone numerous
evaluations in the past, but who still do not have a clear picture
of their childís needs. Some parents are looking for appropriate
alternatives for their child, and would appreciate the help of
a professional in finding tutors, therapists, doctors, or other
referral sources. Other parents are uncertain as to whether or
not a private placement would be more appropriate for their child,
and this might include trying to determine if a day placement
or boarding school would be the better solution. Some parents
and students find the labyrinthine college process to be overwhelming.
For these parents, students, and families, a consultation may
be the best first step.
Sometimes, our clients need additional help
from us after the assessment has been conducted. With the parentsí
permission we consult with teachers, physicians, psychologists,
therapists, special educators, tutors, or others in trying to
find the best educational match for the child. While we do not
provide specific advocacy services, we attend TEAM meetings at
a parentís or the schools's request. At other times, additional
information may be needed, such as an observation within the classroom
setting, alternative schools or programs.