School Support Advocate
We meet with parents to provide you with guidance on advocating for your child’s social, emotional and educational needs at school.
Wherever you are in the process, we can read your reports, evaluations, 504s, Individualized Education Plans (IEP) to provide your guidance on how schools can best support the needs of your child.
Have you ever noticed that the IEP and neuropsychological report is over 20 pages, each!?It can be overwhelming! We can provide you with a summary of school based recommendations that are easy to read, and easier for educators to implement. We translate all the jargon into the main points, and things you can do to help your child at home and school.
In addition, we can attend your Individualized Education Plans (IEP) to help you understand you know your rights, and advocate for your child’s needs.
Finally, we often get to know your child and family, and can provide a resource and sounding board as your child grows and develops and has different needs in school.
Who we help:
We work with caregivers, teachers, day care providers, and school teams to help support the social, emotional, academic and behavioral needs. We offer a Neurodiversity affirmative approach to understanding the way your child’s brain works, to help create supports at school to help your child thrive.
We sometimes act as a middle person between you and the school, to help the school understand how best to support your child’s individualized needs.
Some of the children and families we work with seek support for:
- Learning differences
- Neurodivergent (ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia etc.)
- Developmental differences
- Sensory needs and sensitivities
School Support Package $350
Includes 3 hours with our child therapists who will meet with you and the school and provide initial follow up. Specific process outlined below.
School Observation Package $475
Includes 3 hours with our child therapists consisting of a 45-min intake, 60-min school observation, 45-min caregiver feedback call and a 30-min call with school providers.
What's included in the "School Support Package"?
Forty-five minute meeting for parents to share about concerns, and begin plan.
One-hour to read through reports, evaluations, IEPs and/504 documents.
Forty-five minute caregiver feedback to share observations, written report if requested (price difference)
Thirty-minute call with teachers to share strengths-based observations areas to meet with child’s needs.
Example School Supports Doc
We customize supports for your child based on our observations and the conversation with the schools about feasibility of implementing our recommendations. If you choose the written support add-on, we write up our recommendations in a user friendly document that can be easily edited and shared with teachers across various platforms.
Child Play Observation $225
We observe your child's play in our playrooms. Includes 1 hr observation and a 45-min caregiver feedback session.
Review Current Plans $175
We look over your IEP or evaluations, to provide customized recommendations for accommodations at school.
Written Supports $150
We write out a list of supports and accommodations and recommendations for you and the school.
Attend Meetings with School Staff $150/hour
To attend school meetings, communication with staff or caregivers.
Travel Time $20/15-min
For in-person meetings and observations.
In some cases, we are not able to work with the school directly. In those cases, we provide you with the tools you need to advocate and support your child based on our recommendations.
The families we work with often express such relief that there’s someone that is overseeing and acting as a guide through all these processes. Knowing that someone else is providing support and guidance for next steps as well as strategies helps improve your confidence in understanding how your child’s brain works and improves your advocacy skills. While we may take a more active advocacy role at first, our goal is to equip you with the knowledge you need about your child, and your rights in order to best support your child long-term.
We most frequently work with children in preschools, schools and daycare centers located within Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, and Lynnwood. We are most familiar with the public school programs, but we also have worked a fair amount within private and charter schools.
Yes! Please see our school observation page.
Sometimes, we may ask for a video of you and your child playing to understand more about your child. Some choose to book our add-on for a play observation in our playrooms so that the provider can get a sense of your child’s individualized style and needs. Other times, the detailed reports we read give us a sense of how your child’s brain may work, and then provide you ideas, and use your knowledge of your own child to inform specific strategies we might recommend.