Does you student struggle in school? Have you and the teacher met to discuss strategies? Is the school recommending assessment?
Your student may have one of the following conditions:
- Learning Differences
- ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Behavioral Disorders
Think of me as a guide on a nature hike-a journey of sorts. The process to identify and support kids, is embedded with many steps, meetings and decisions to make. I am there to support you through this process as a Child Advocate.
How can I help?
I have a unique perspective as both a teacher, and a parent of kids with learning differences.
- I am experienced at understanding and interpreting the data in testing results.
- I can attend all relevant meetings, such as discussing assessment results, developing IEP and 504 plans and alternative placement decisions.
- I can help you find workable solutions and implement strategies for your student, both behavioral and academic.
- I can direct you to local, outside services who can provide services that the schools cannot.
- I can work directly with your student in Language Arts, implementing strategies specific to their needs while learning to read, write and spell.
As a teacher in the public schools for 42 years, I worked to bring attention to any of my students who might need extra support in learning. I would share my concern with parents, as well as working with our resource team to take a closer look.
If the team and family decides to assess the student, I would participate in all meetings regarding possible IEP 504 educational plans. As a teacher, I have experience implementing educational accommodations for students.
As a parent of two children, who struggled in school, one with ADHD and one dyslexic, I was able to see the process from the other side. Besides getting services for my kids within their school district, I also utilized outside help, such as psychologists, occupational therapists and targeted reading and writing instruction, and am familiar with available services and how well they work.