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The School Solution: Educational Consultants


Have you noticed your child struggling in a traditional school system? Maybe their medical, social, or academic needs aren’t being met which has put strain on your family? No is the time for hope and positive solutions with the help of our skilled educational consultants, like Karen Mabie with The School Solution!

What does an educational consultant do for families?

Educational consultants are experts in finding an appropriate school or program for a struggling student. A certified educational consultant should be able to fully assess a child’s academic, social, and emotional needs so that they can be properly matched with the right program. It’s important to know that we will work on your behalf–not the school or institution. Our mission is to find the best fit for your child.

Some Fast FAQS about educational consultants

  • Research & Outreach

Educational consultants work by visiting schools around the US to research everything they have to offer. Finding the right school to help enrich your child is key to improving his or her future.

  • Tailored Programs

Regardless of what your teenager is going through, Karen Mabie can search out a program or school that offers specific language-based, social-emotional, or any other program that aids in learning differences and disabilities. Finding the best place for your child’s needs is the core of our work. If your child is in need of clinical and/or addiction treatment, our team at The School Solution can tailor our search for residential programs that can start the critically needed care they need. All of these programs are designed to help struggling young adults work through their issues in a secure environment, under the careful eye of clinically-trained specialists.

  • Certified to Help

As a parent, it can be hard to know whom to trust with helping your child through this tumultuous time. You can take care in knowing that Karen Mabie is affiliated with the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Any IECA member can be trusted to work with your family, address your child’s needs, and help find a proper solution and program. Not to mention, Karen Mabie has many professional affiliations and memberships–such as Learning Disabilities Association, National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, and more–so you can rest assured you are in good hands!

What exactly is the educational consultants’ process for helping your child?

In order to get started on helping your child, we will need to gather some essential information, such as family history, academic and treatment history, as well as any school evaluations. After intake, we will set up a meeting to talk about goals and how to address your child’s unique needs. From this point, we can review all the information and compile a list of schools and programs that meet your child’s specific requirements. This step is key because it allows you, the parent, to get a better understanding of what is available to you in order to help your student succeed! Many families have found that with more appropriate structure and a different environment, their child can prosper.

Several Different School Options:

  • Therapeutic Boarding School
  • Residential Treatment Center
  • Wilderness Therapy Retreats
  • Addiction Treatment Programs
  • Young Adult Programs

Key Services That These Programs Offer:

  • Operate Year Round
  • Open Enrollment
  • Can Catch Up Academically
  • Weekly Therapeutic Calls and Family Visits

Review how easy and straightforward our process works!

Check out great reviews from previous clients!

At the School Solution, Karen works with students of all struggles- such as special needs, struggling students, bright students, and unique quirks. If you’re still unsure of how an educational consultant can help you, check out some family testimonials below:

“Karen Mabie guided us through a scary stressful time in our son’s and our family’s lives, in a soothing, calm, confident way.” -Mom of young adult with addiction

“Karen has carefully garnered relationships with outstanding programs, and even individual therapists inside the programs, ensuring a deliberate and effective match.” -Parents of teen girl

Read more testimonials from previous families, wilderness therapists, and colleagues.

Contact our Educational Consultants today

Your child’s unique needs are important, and finding the right school to help them flourish is our primary purpose at The School Solution. Call us today at (847) 242-0865, or email Karen Mabie at kmabie@theschoolsolution.com to get started on a path to success!

Don’t wait for problems to get worse! Contact Karen Mabie, your educational consultant, today!


We are continually grateful for our introduction to Karen, and all that she has done for us.

- Parents of daughter



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