EDUCATION RECORDS REVIEW & ANALYSIS- I review education records (such as IEPs, discipline records, evaluations, progress reports). I talk to you and find out what has happened. I also review emails. After I have reviewed the records and interviewed you, I can identify legal violations and share with you my legal opinion and recommendations.
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVICE - I make recommendations to you about what I think MUST be done, what SHOULD be done, and what COULD be done. There is a difference between the three, your family is unique, so we focus on resolving disputes and problems in a way that works for your individualized situation.
MEETINGS - I attend IEP and 504 meetings with families to assist in the discussion and development of the documents.
Common Issues: Student Support Teams and Response to Intervention (RTI - progress monitoring) Classroom behavior problems Eligibility (qualifying for special education) Proper assessments and evaluations (testing) Goals and objectives in the IEP Related services like speech, physical therapy, and occupational therapy Parent training Modifications of classwork Accommodations in the classroom Placement (IEP) Implementation of the IEP or 504 Plan Behavior Plans Friction with classmates and teachers
Areas of practice: All Neuropsychological Disorders, Special Needs, Anxiety Disorders, Applied Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Challenges, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Chronic Health Conditions, Communication Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Early Intervention (3-5), Emotional Behavior Disorder/Disturbance, Executive Function, Expulsion, Health Impairments, Hearing Impairment/Deafness, Independent Educational Evaluations and Psychological Assessments, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities (LD), Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mood Disorders, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological Developmental Delays, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Physical Therapy, Psychological Services, School Refusal/Phobic, Section 504/Accommodations, Sensory Integration /Processing Disorder, Social Skills Deficits, Orthopedically Impaired, Speech and Language Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Transitioning Youth, Trauma, Twice Exceptional