My experiences as an educator are vast. I have seen and lived enough special education, both professionally and personally, to know what works best when helping a child attain the free and appropriate education he/she is entitled to under the law. I have lived both sides of the educational desk and have experienced what goes on behind the scenes in schools.
This helps me remain objective while gathering expert advice, evidence and opinions. I have learned to challenge, be humble, remain flexible, and always stay focused on what is in the best interest of my client. I was involved with numerous special needs children and have attended countless team meetings. I spent
years watching and learning what goes on behind the scenes.
I also worked for a multidisciplinary clinic that evaluated special needs children in all areas; Psychological, Educational and Speech and Language. This was quite an eye-opener for me to see the difference in the private sector of evaluating vs the public school doing the evaluations. Although the school personnel tries hard to help and work in the area of needs, the funding and staffing is not as available as having a very thorough evaluation done by competent, licensed clinicians.
FEDERATION OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (FCSN) TRAINING
WRIGHT'Slaw SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW AND ADVOCACY STUDIES