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The School Solution: How An IECA Member Can Help You

As a parent, you may have a hard time knowing whom to trust when your child needs help. If your child, teenager, or young adult is not succeeding in their current school or situation, IECA members and educational consultants like Karen Mabie can assist with many areas of concern. Karen works with families after they have used every available community resource and their child (age 11 to 26) is still struggling due to cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral or psychiatric issues. As a professional Educational Consultant member of the IECA and a Certified Educational Planner, she adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards.

IECA stands for “ Independent Educational Consultants Association”. This year’s IECA “Spring Into Summer Conference” has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 quarantine. Even though things have changed for now, they will be up and running again in the near future. This means that now is a great time to prepare for your child’s spring into summer, by setting up a conference with Karen Mabie and The School Solution.

Karen Mabie: How An IECA Member Can Help You

As an IECA member Karen is here to guide families who may be in crisis and unaware of treatment and educational options that are available. The School Solution is here to bring direction and clarity, and to asses your child’s academic, behavioral and emotional needs. As certified educational planners and IECA members we are here for you to expertly evaluate, coordinate and facilitate a solution. As a professional educational consultant Karen can help with many common concerns, such as:

  • How do I know when to seek treatment for my child or what kind of treatment environment is necessary?
  • What types of interventions are available for my child?
  • How do I know when to consider a residential school or treatment program?
  • Are wilderness therapy programs a good choice?
  • Would boarding school be better?
  • What would be best for our child and our family?
  • Are there options for adolescents who fail to navigate into adulthood?

The most important and beneficial reason to hire a member of the IECA is that they can provide your family with the highest level of personalized service that a school counselor or other overwhelmed case worker simply are unable to provide. Not to mention, Karen Mabie also has many other professional affiliations and memberships–such as Learning Disabilities Association, National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs and much more- so you can rest assured you are in good hands. Karen Mabie and the School Solution offer assistance that is individually tailored to the unique needs of the student to ensure the brightest future possible for your child.

Educational Consultants During A Time Of Crisis: The School Solution

These are turbulent times for many American families. The ones who struggle the most are the children. There are many things that can cause a crisis, great challenges and upheavals to families today and no “one size fits all” type of problem. Which is why finding a solution to every situation requires a unique and personalized approach. Every family deserves the most ideal academic and social environment in which their children can develop, learn and grow into adulthood. Finding the right school solution for a child is one of life’s most important decisions both emotionally and financially.

Searching for answers can be challenging, overwhelming, frustrating, and stressful. Families these days are in dire need of help in navigating their many educational and therapeutic options. As IECA members and educational consultants we specialize in helping families with children, troubled teens and young adults. We have extensive experience working with crisis intervention, dealing with oppositional behaviors, and other emotional/behavioral difficulties, and finding the most suitable solutions.

As with most IECA members we are trained experts with a comprehensive knowledge of placement options and a lifetime of experience. As IECA educational consultants we will spend at least 20 percent of our time on the road touring and visiting and evaluating score of schools and programs. It is only by physically being there and professionally conducting these visits that we gain an understanding of a facilities strengths, options and expertise.

Karen Mabie’s training as a school psychologist has prepared her even more than most to evaluate the complex interaction of many issues. She coordinates with treating professionals to find the best placement for every child and visits over 80 schools and programs per year. Karen will personally and professionally evaluate each placement to assess the specific therapeutic and educational supports they need and follows clients continued success for at least one year.

For more information on how Karen Mabie and The School Solution can help reach out to us today!


Our capable daughter was struggling in Middle School. We had tried neuropsychological testing, tutors and therapy to no avail. What was going on? Clearly she was frustrated.

- Boarding school parent



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