Our brand promise
We build student opportunities to learn by empowering both parents and students with knowledge of educational systems, tools to be effective within those systems and an understanding of learning strategies that are most suited to the student.
We help families access the power of education by breaking down the barriers of the educational system and providing them with the tools to effectively advocate for their child within those systems. We work with families as their personal guide to create an understanding of learning strategies that are most suited to each student.
Our ultimate goal
To create positive learning opportunities for students within their schools by facilitating communication, increasing advocacy and providing tailored educational solutions for diverse learners.
After reading hundreds of 504s, IEPs and educational psychological evaluations and personally participating in dozens of planning meetings at the school level, we know that – despite the participants’ best interests – the accommodations students receive are rarely as personalized and effective as intended.
Consultations include the following:
- Full review of any documentation that parents can provide including, but not limited to, current IEPs, 504s and evaluations, report cards, and notes from teachers.
- Explanation of special education terminology and services that are available.
- Discussion of the goals you have for your child and how schools can truly support those goals
- Proposal of specific accommodations to bring up at Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting.
- Advice about next steps
- Written summary of all of the above which you can refer to when meeting with your child’s school
What to know more?
Home Strategies Program
All of the parents I work with are tireless in supporting their children, but that doesn’t mean that they easily translate the accommodations students have at school to the home. Schools naturally lend themselves to structure and are built on professional relationships whereas homes often have an element of chaos as families balance academics, extra curriculars, jobs and basic functioning. Creating a program for success at home can be just as valuable as having an IEP or 504 in a school building.
Home Strategies Programs include the following:
- A home goals survey to complete prior to meeting & review of current IEP and evaluations to better target recommendations.
- Discussion of what kinds of tools your child can use to be successful at home and how you can create helpful structures for them in a sustainable manner.
- Write up of clear steps to execute on a plan to make life easier for both you and your child.
- Up to three resources developed specifically to support your child. The might include check-lists, calendars, incentive plans, routines or anything else that will support you both.
What to know more?
- One page summary of IEP for easy reference by teachers in the classroom
- Participation in CSE meetings
- Subsequent consultations to incorporate new testing or in preparation for annual review meeting