Consultation & Parent Training
NYC School System
When a child needs special education services in school it should be a simple process, but it often is not. Instead it feels overwhelming, confusing and full of roadblocks. If you don’t know your rights as a parent you cannot be your child’s best advocate. Much of my work has been with children who qualify for or receive special education services. I can help you understand and navigate this system; better understand the language and meaning of your child's evaluations and services; and help you work towards getting what your child needs and what to do when it seems like an impossible task.
Learning & Developmental Disabilities/Delays
Living with a disability or raising a child with a disability is a special thing, though it may not always feel special. These individuals and families are exceedingly resilient, but may never see or think this about themselves. Feelings about the disability and the individual can be all over the place on any given day – ALL of these feelings are okay. They are normal and human. I have the knowledge and experience to get you through the lows and to find the highs of living with disability in your life. I also have the knowledge to help you find and access services that may be beneficial to you and your family.
Children don't come with handbooks or manuals on how they work, and sometimes knowing how to best approach challenging behaviors or situations can be difficult. Some children need specific and consistent behavioral approaches in order to improve their behavior and to reach their potential. Understanding these approaches and implementing them can be challenging, tedious and draining. I have the knowledge and ability to effectively communicate to parents various types of behavioral interventions that focus on you and your child's needs.