School Support & Observations

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. 

School Observation

Do you wonder what is happening in your child’s school while you are not there? Why your child continues to have challenges at school despite doing well at home? 

With school permission, we can enter schools and observe your child in action. We can identify what dynamics in the classroom may be contributing your child’s behaviors and provide plans and advice for parents and staff about supporting your child’s social, emotional and educational needs in the classroom. 

We most frequently observe children in schools and daycare centers located within Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, and Lynnwood. Travel fees apply and are charged in $20 per 15 minute increment from our office location. Our location is displayed below for reference. 

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

Packages Available

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.

What's included in the "School Observation Package"?

Forty-five minute meeting for parents to share about concerns. Obtain consent from the school to observe.

One-hour observation preferably across multiple environments (i.e circle time, transition, and recess).

Forty-five minute Caregiver feedback to share observations, written report if requested (price difference).

Thirty-minute follow up with teachers to share strengths observed and 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. 

Available Add-Ons


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. 

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. 

Yes! Even though we many not observe the child’s behaviors that you are most concerned about the, the therapist will still be able to note dynamics in the classroom and possible supports to put into place. 

This observation is meant to simply observe the child in their natural environment, so as to see regular patterns of behaviors and interactions. 

Yes! We offer a different service – a school support advocate – to help you make sense of all of the evaluations and forms you may receive to know the best ways to support your child. 

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