Where Families Find Support & Solutions

Resources & Support: The School Solution

When families need to find support and solutions to the challenging transitions in a child’s life they come to the school solution for our many various resources. The School Solution provides consultation and placement services for families with children or teens that are struggling in his or her current academic environment. We also have years of professional expertise and networks from years of experience and contacts within the industry. Our wide variety of resources can be that extra little bit of assurance or information that you need to make wise, well-informed decisions.

Karen Mabie and the entire team at the School Solution are on a mission to make sure that the personalized attention given to each valuable student and their family can positively affect your child’s future at this crucial time.

Karen Mabie is the owner of The School Solution and is highly regarded as a therapeutic educational consultant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and special education from Vanderbilt University and Master’s and Specialist degrees in Educational Psychology from National Louis University. Her wide variety of unique student placements has placed her as one of the top members of her field. As a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, she brings diversity in the kinds of support and services she can provide to families. As a resource for families in need she is one of the best people in the country to help in evaluating and counseling students with learning, social, emotional and behavioral difficulties.

School Placement: Resources For Families

At The School Solution we like to think that if you and your family need help, then we can find the answers to your situation with our many valuable resources.  The school Solution also helps families with resources for financing, links to articles and even transformative books that are essential tools for parents and families.

Our additional resources and service offerings can provide assistance finding professionals to support your family as you go through your child’s transition including:

  • Local therapists
  • Approved assessment professionals
  • Local doctors and psychiatrists
  • Attorneys
  • and more

Parents and caregivers must take care of themselves, and must also draw together the whole family as a team. Our list of resources for books is for parents and family members who live with a troubled and transitioning children or teens. The books available through our resource list provide fact-filled, practical guides and tools on how to get stressful home situations under control. There are techniques for working with troubled children’s behavior that can also help to balance the needs of the rest your family. There are even books with professional advice from therapists and psychiatrists who work with troubled children, and ways to further your knowledge base:

 Troubled Teens

  • The Challenging Child- by Greenspan
  • Teens in Turmoil, by Maxym & York
  • Parallel Process- by Krissy Pozatek
  • Hold on to Your Kids- by Gordon Neufeld Ph.D, Gabor Mate M.D.


  • Healing Trauma, by Peter A. Levine
  • Healing Developmental Trauma, by Laurence Heller PhD, Aline LaPierre, PsyD


  • Scattered, by Dr. Gabor Mate
  • The Child with Special Needs, by Greenspan, Wieden, Simons


  • Trauma and Recovery, by Judith Herman, M.D.
  • Kids Who Carry Our Pain, Dr. Robert Hemfelt, Dr. Paul Warren

Asperger Syndrome/ Nonverbal Learning Disability

  • The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome, by Bashe & Kirby
  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home, by Tanguay


  • The Connected Child, by
  • Karen B. Purvis, PhD, David R. Cross PhD, Wendy Lyons Sunshine

For our full list of resource books and articles click here

Educational Consultant Resources & Support

Now more than ever before families need the resource, guidance and support of educational consultants like The School Solution. The pandemic has been first and foremost on our minds but that doesn’t take away from the fact that there is an epidemic of teen depression and suicide that is also all too real. The increase in mental health issues among children, teens and young adults is alarming. The mental health crisis in our country cannot be ignored. 

Help is here. The School Solution can expertly support and guide you through a variety of educational consultant resources. Karen is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association, an associate member of the Small Boarding School Association, and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. She attends a minimum of 3 professional conferences a year to understand current research-based practices.

For more information on how The School Solution can help you with professional resources reach out to us today.


I am grateful to The School Solution for supporting the work I did with the parents and the client; I truly felt it!

- Wilderness Therapist



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