Pre-CSE meeting consult
As a a licensed Occupational Therapist that has a child with special needs in the public school system - I know how things work on both sides of the table. Schools want to be helpful, but don't always volunteer information because they don't want to break the bank - and they have certain regulations they have to follow that you might not be aware of. As a parent you want whatever it takes to help your child be successful, even though they have a special need or an educational or behavioral challenge. I will provide up to one hour of my services as a consult to help you prepare to meet with your child's special education team. I can tell you what to do to maximize the chance that you're child will get exactly what they need from the school, with the least amount of headache on your end. I'll tell you what to do ahead of time; what doctors or specialists to see, how to documents your concerns and how to present them using language that will get results. And I can advise you on what to look for during the school year; what to do when something is or isn't working for your child.