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Educational and IEP
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Get support navigating the school system and IEP process

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What is Educational and IEP Consulting?

As a parent, you want the best for your child. However, learning differences can sometimes leave you feeling worried and unsure about where to find the right resources to help them.

Educational and IEP consulting allows you to learn from our team, who have extensive experience working within public schools and with students with learning differences. Whether we meet virtually or in person, we can help you chart a path to understand the assessments and interventions available so you can successfully advocate for your child.

Navigating the school system can be extremely challenging. Thankfully, our team has decades of experience within the school system and can provide support.

A Sample of Topics We Support

  • What to do if your child’s teacher says they need extra support.
  • How to read your child’s IEP and understand assessment reports.
  • How to understand goals and support services.
  • Know what options may be available for your child through their IEP.
  • Empower you with knowledge so you feel equipped and prepared to collaborate with your school team in an IEP meeting.
  • What you can do if you don’t agree with your child’s IEP or don’t feel that school personnel are following it correctly.
  • How a 504 Plan and IEP are different.
  • The typical sequence of meetings you can expect.

Our goal is to empower you with knowledge so you have fewer worries.

We want you to feel confident that you can help your child get the support they need. 

If you need additional support and want an advocate or attorney to attend IEP meetings with you, we will provide referrals for you.

WHAT YOU GAIN FROM EDUCATIONAL AND IEP CONSULTING

Feel Confident & Prepared

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Understand Assessments

We help you understand the assessments the school has done or will do and decide whether additional assessments would be helpful.

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A Path Forward

Knowledge is power; we help you create a strategic plan to navigate upcoming meetings and get the support your child needs.

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Reduced Worry

To reduce your stress during the IEP process, we answer questions and empower you to work collaboratively with your school team.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING EDUCATIONAL AND IEP CONSULTING

Our Consulting Process

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STEP 1

Connect With Our Team

We review and discuss your child’s needs and any past assessments and IEPs to clarify where they are now.

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STEP 2

Create a Roadmap

Learn what steps are coming up and what to discuss with your school team to meet your child’s needs.

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STEP 3

Feel Empowered & Calm

Walk into the IEP meeting(s) prepared, confident, and ready to collaborate so your child will get the help they need.

Why Choose Us

Our practice consists of Licensed Educational Psychologists who have all worked in public education as either school psychologists or special education administrators. We have an extensive scope of knowledge from both general and special education, so we can help you navigate your situation, whether you have an IEP or not.

Meet Our Educational and IEP Consulting Team

Get to know our caring clinicians before your appointment

Answering Parent’s Top Questions About Educational and IEP Consulting

There’s no wrong time to receive a consultation, but a common time for parents to reach out is when they realize their child is struggling in school and they are unsure what to do about it. We help you chart a path forward while also helping you cope with any stress or anxiety you feel about getting the support services your child deserves.

We do not typically attend lEP meetings but will look at this on a case-by-case-basis. More commonly, we assist you in understanding where your child is now and what steps you can take to get them the support they need. If you need support at the IEP meeting, we’ll refer you to other professionals in our community.

No, this service is not typically covered by insurance carriers.

IEP Consulting is for parents of children of all ages who are eligible to receive accommodations and services from the school district under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). If you have questions about the IEP process, you and your child will benefit from the service. This consulting service is also available to parents who are concerned and want to talk about the process as their child is struggling.

Still Have Questions?

Get in touch with our team. 

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Let us know how we can help. You’re welcome to fill out a form or give us a call or text at 669-282-2510

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