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Educational Advocacy

What’s an IEP? Does my child need a 504 plan? When do I need to submit my child’s neuropsychologist evaluation? Can my child have accommodations? Do these questions sound familiar? Well, you are in the right place. These are all terms that are used in educational advocacy meetings. Educational Advocacy is a confusing process and it’s important that you partner with someone who is well-equipped to ensure that your child gets what they need to succeed in school.

“It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns. What matters is that we encourage them to never stop trying.” R.J. Meehan

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An educational advocate is skilled in:

  • Advising parents about services, programs, and accommodations that meet their children’s individual needs

  • Assisting parents in navigating special education laws and processes

  • Helping parents interpret reports and evaluations, as well as explaining their implications

  • Drafting requests, responses, and complaints to schools

  • Assisting parents with submitting written requests

  • Preparing parents for IEP and 504 meetings (meetings that outline the services and accommodations students will receive and how schools will remove barriers to learning, such as providing a talking calculator to students with dyscalculia), which may include suggesting support materials or prioritizing goals and objectives

  • Checking documents (i.e. accommodations and services) to ensure accuracy and completion both before and after IEP and 504 meetings

  • Accompanying parents to IEP and 504 meetings to offer advice and support

I support children, teens, and adults of all abilities to use their inner strengths to conquer their executive function challenges. Thus, attaining empowerment, resilience, and success. When partnering with me, clients will ignite the spark in their brains to improve effectiveness in planning, organization, time management, self-regulation, and social interactions to Turn the Paige in their personal and academic lives.

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