Services

IEP Consultation Services:

  • First 30 minute consultation: Free of charge

    We speak over the phone or meet to discuss your expectations and your child. During this 30 minute consultation, we determine together if we are a good fit to work together to support your unique child. Contact us to schedule your free consultation.

 

  • We proceed working together for your child. We determine where we are in the special education process. Is there an active IEP? Are we at 3 year eligibility meeting?

 

  • Document reviewal: recent reports, IEP, report cards, written letters, progress reports

 

  • Goals and next steps: meet with family (and student at high school level)

    My recommendations will be shared based on what goals are for child and how that compares to Special Education law. We then work together on a mutual plan.

 

  • Attend annual or emergency IEP meetings, either supporting family or fully serving as the 'voice' for the family depending on what your family needs for support.

 

  • We will plan to discuss how you see my role at the meeting prior so that I may serve each situation best. It's always best to keep relationships positive and professional.

 

Important questions and considerations:

  • Does your child’s IEP properly address all areas of need related to their disability?

  • Does your child require further testing? Who will do the testing?

  • Are your child's current goals and objectives specific and measurable?

  • Is your child making effective progress related to his/her full educational benefit?

  • In some cases we look at the environment. Is an alternate placement an alternative?

  • Is your child in the LRE, least restricted environment AND still making progress?

  • Does your child have a professional outside of school following their care medically, psychologically and or functionally? How does that information get communicated?

 

Additional Services

  • Drafting and writing letters or emails to the school supported by educational law.

  • Accompany family to meetings at school; bridging communication.

  • Helping families prepare for annual IEP meeting. Putting vision and goals to life for your individual child and their individual needs.

  • Prepare complaints to BSEA for laws not being followed in an effort to have school adhere to laws that support student.

  • Helping families when schools do not follow IEP.

  • Assist with the process of mediation or Sped-ex as needed.

  • Educate and help prepare for OCR- civil rights violations of the student.

  • Ensure ADA compliance that student has access to the life of the school.

  • Repair relationships and collaborate for the best needs for the child.

  • Help families that need to file for hearing find the right educational lawyer.

  • Help family access outside help beyond the school day.

 

I have advocated and supported families for IEP meetings in the following South Shore districts:

Braintree, Cohasset, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Hanson, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Marion, Marshfield, Milton, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate, Swansea, Quincy, Whitman and Weymouth.