I'm offering consultation and direct services to tailor your child's education, and coach them through learning changes this year! I don't know what time will look like, but I'm putting out feelers for interested families!
The world will not be the same this fall, and that's one of the few things we all know for sure. I've worked in many schools, and I'd like to use my experience as a communication specialist and a diagnostician to organize the best plan with you and for you.
Your student's education will need to be individualized. Why not commit that this is the year EVERY child needs an IEP - an individualized education plan. While not all kids will get that tailored plan reserved for students with disabilities, we are ALL needing a special education plan, and I think special educators- speech therapists, occupational therapist, teachers, aids, administration- will have the wisdom to get us through this. Your student deserves and needs a specific approach to suit their specific restrictions this year.
-An IEP is a document made by special education teams to define:
-Strengths and weaknesses, and levels of adult support for success
-Setting the environment for success
-Setting specific goals for learning outcomes.
I'm happy to offer direct services about communication and setting up a plan with your team: your child, your school and family. I specialize in interpersonal communication, executive function and language comprehension and expression.
I see all types of people, even without disorders, for language and executive function coaching. I've been working with clients since March 12 on school changes and e-learning (yes, before it actually happened), and transitioned most of my clients to telehealth successfully. These have been complicated times, but my goal is defining with your child and your home:
What do you need to do to be successful?
How do we schedule, plan, and organize remote learning?
How can we take an e-learning environment and make it MORE challenging with independent learning?
Who needs to take the lead role in your team- is it administrators, teachers, students, parents, advisors?
I try to help get us all on the same page by defining roles, setting goals, and holding us all accountable for rigorous learning regardless of the environment.
That looks different for every student, so I try to tailor the needs, as I do as a speech pathologist.
Please reach out for consultation or direct services!