Educational Services  

Educators help students achieve academic success and become independent, life-long learners. 

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.  

Click here to read more about psycho-educational evaluations.  Click here to review an evaluation scheduling form.

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:

  • Academic Coaching
  • College Placement, Preparation and Application Process
  • Educational Therapy
  • End-Of-Grade (EOG) Preparation 
  • Organizational Skills 
  • School Placement and Transitions 
  • School Project Support
  • Schoolwork/ Homework Help and Planning 
  • Social Skills Support 
  • Summertime Academic Intensives
  • Tutoring 

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:

  • ADHD and other attention difficulties
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Learning Differences and Disabilities
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disorder

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.

Our Team

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TEAMbio_JessicaDeLingJessica DeLing, M Ed

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)

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TEAMbio_paciniMarie Arrington, MAT

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)

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Mary "Mo" Froneberger MAT

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

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