A few scenarios:
Your child is failing to make progress or has regressed...academically, socially, or behaviorally.
New issues have emerged or intensified at school or home, whether gradually or suddenly.
Reluctance or refusal to attend school has developed and is impacting attendance.
Grades have dropped and work completion including homework has decreased.
Home/school communication has increased via calls, e-mails, or journals.
Every day seems to be a new issue or situation requiring your involvement.
It may be time to retain a specialist.
If this is your child:
Here are some of the ways I can help you:
✓ Reviewing and explaining your child's education documents including clinician reports
✓ Evaluating IEPs/504s and developing measurable goals, modifications & accommodations
✓ Collaborating with your school team, independent clinicians, service providers & attorneys
✓ Evaluating class and school placement options including out-of-district placements
✓ Participating in initial or ongoing IEP/504 meetings and discussions
✓ Providing guidance on data collection and interpretation
✓ Assisting with transition planning including college
✓ Evaluating Extended School Year (ESY) options
✓ Coaching on effective advocacy strategies
✓ Research and referrals
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Debra is, without a doubt, one of the most valuable resources you can find. I highly recommend her - you will not find anyone better."
— Dad, CEO, Pharmaceutical Industry