Individual Education Program (IEP) Development & Advocacy
Developing a tailored program for your child’s education can be overwhelming. Guidance and support through that process from someone who knows both the educational issues and the science behind effective interventions can be critical. We offer consulting to parents on the development of scientifically-sound educational plans that stand the best chance of developing effective skills for their child.
We are available to review the current IEP and other treatment plans and make recommendations to you regarding refocusing, altering treatment/educational methodologies, improvement in data collection to determine progress, etc. This will prepare you to be more informed and effective in your next Team Meeting.
In addition to reviewing the records, we can conduct a learning needs assessment on your child’s skills independent of the schools or therapist in order to provide you with a second opinion regarding progress and generalization of skills. This can provide you with additional data to help you bring the issue to the attention of your child’s current teachers and therapists.
We are also available to accompany you to meetings with educational and therapy service providers to assist in presenting our analysis and recommendations for refinements in the services offered to your child. While we are not there to serve as Advocates or Attorneys, we are able to speak directly to the current service providers about our recommendations, explain our reasoning, and answer questions about practical implementation issues that arise in the process of revising the current interventions.