As an Educational Therapist, my responsibility is to work with the whole child to support their intellectual, academic, and emotional well-being. I combine educational and therapeutic approaches to identify and assess learning needs, develop an individual educational therapy plan, create a safe and positive learning environment, identify and use the most appropriate and efficient teaching tools and techniques, and collaborate with the family and the school team to make learning successful for the child.

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Understanding & Supporting Your Child

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Does Your Child Need Help To

  • Develop awareness of personal strengths and challenges?
  • Learn ways to use his or her strengths?
  • Improve skills in reading and writing and math?
  • Translate everyday "school language" and prcedures such as completing homework and taking tests?
  • Develop strong organizational skills and strategies for success?
  • Foster independent learning skills - self motivation?
  • Learn and practice social skills?

Working With Your Child

The first step in the process is for us to meet in person or on the telephone so that you can share your concerns and goals for your child with me. After this initial contact (30 minutes at no charge), I will meet with your child to assess academic challenges and skills and then develop a plan for working with your child. Throughout my time with your child, I promise to collaborate with you, the school team, and any other professionals who work with your child to help bridge the gap between home and school.

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Review all past assessments conducted by school or outside agencies and then complete formal and/or informal assessments.

Making a Plan

Develop a plan with goals for working with you and your child.

Ongoing Collaboration

Continuing collaboration with all teaching staff and any professionals who work with your child.

Helping Parents

who could use support in

  • Navigating the special education process
  • Choosing the best school for your child—public, charter, or private
  • Deciphering your child's assessments
  • Determining what your child needs to succeed in school
  • Collaborating with schools and other education professionals
  • Referrals to educational professionals, if necessary
  • Deciding the best "next step" after high school
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