Educational specialists have a unique role at Child & Family Development. They work closely with psychologists and other developmental therapists to understand the learning styles and needs of school-aged children, adolescents and young adults during psycho-educational evaluations.
Our team offers diagnostic tutoring, academic coaching and other support services. Most clients have weekly appointments, but intensive and consultative sessions are also available. Several TREATMENT services are available, including:
Some of our educational specialty services are:
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All of our educators hold Masters degrees. They are experienced diagnosticians and have worked in the public schools.
We help kids, adolescents and young adults with difficulties, including but not limited to:
We provide direction and support in determining and meeting the learning needs of every student, from elementary school to the college years. We assist parents in identifying and addressing initial concerns and then developing comprehensive recommendations to move forward, often including Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development with the public school system. Educators also collaborate with schools and community agencies and offer follow-up meetings as parents proceed with their plans. Services can include direct treatment, assessment, consultation and parent advocacy.
Experience: 5 years at C&FD, 14 years of experience
Education: MEd & BA, Le Moyne College
Certifications & Training: Executive Function, Handwriting Without Tears®, Orton-Gillingham certification, Licensed Special Education Teacher (NC)
Experience: 4 years at C&FD, 12 years of experience
Education: MAT University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BA University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Certifications & Training: Early Identification of Learning Disorders, Handwriting Without Tears®, Keyboarding Without Tears®, Licensed Special Education Teacher (NC), National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), Orton-Gillingham certification (K-12)
Experience: 11 years at C&FD, 16 years of experience
Education: MAT, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Certifications & Training: Assessment of Learning Disabilities training, DSM-V training, International Dyslexia Association annual conference training (3 years), Licensed Special Education Teacher (NC), Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders training, Project Read: Framing Your Thoughts writing training, Wrightslaw