If you told me on 70 days ago , when my son was transported to wilderness that I would feel so positive just 70 days later….I would have laughed.
First, you should know that when you hire an educational consultant, you are getting thoughtful and personalized service. The educational consultant interviews the family, teachers, and any professional who may be treating your loved one.
The educational consultant wants to develop a rapport with the family and have a deep understanding of the child’s strengths and vulnerabilities – also an answer to why hire an educational consultant. It is impossible to make a recommendation without first understanding the child’s needs and what unique educational model is best for him or her.
This goes back to the “why hire an educational consultant” question. Karen Mabie, the educational consultant at The School Solution, visits over 60 schools and programs every year. She has evaluated each and every one of them to assess what sorts of educational and therapeutic support is available to students.
Why hire an educational consultant? Because they know about all the options for you and your family! There are so many unique and exceptional institutions that work to support your child’s specific needs. Here are some to consider:
We have a 3-step process at The School Solution, which will guide you with the how and why to hire an educational consultant.
We collect and review full academic, treatment and family history of your child. We’ll also need background – so we’ll ask you to complete our intake form and include school and/or independent evaluations. Then, it’s time for us to chat or meet. During our introductory meeting, we work with families to define and focus our search. That’s the time to share academic development and educational/emotional goals and expectations because the future matters.
After we carefully examine all the paperwork and information you provided and interview teachers, therapists or other professionals who can assist us in understanding your child’s unique strengths and weaknesses, we screen, identify and contact the schools and programs we feel will address your specific requirements.
This is where your child can learn in an academic environment that fits his or her needs and they can start to thrive and continue working towards a productive future.
Karen Mabie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and special education from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s and Specialist degrees in Educational Psychology from National Louis University. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, experienced in evaluating and counseling students with learning, social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. And while her accolades are impressive and some are too long to list, what you can expect from The School Solution is patience, compassion, understanding, and true commitment. We are not here to judge you or your family. We understand each child has unique needs and challenges.
Our staff is so dedicated to ensuring that you have the best fit and that our solutions are working that one of our professionals will stay in touch for at least one year after placement. We want to ensure your family has relief and your child has success. Contact The School Solution today and let’s start this journey together!