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, or parents may want to explore alternative schools or programs.