What is a school consultation?
There are multiple reasons that children can be struggling at school. A school consultation is a diagnostic evaluation that can be helpful in determining if your child qualifies for more supportive services and accommodations from school. Accommodation from the school can come in the form of such as implementation of an Individualized Educational Plan(IEP) or a 504 Educational Plan.
After the school consultation is completed, we can provide a report for the school with your child’s diagnosis and functional limitations to help you advocate better for your child. A school consultation can be helpful by helping identifying why your child is struggling in school (e.g ADHD, Anxiety, Depression). The diagnostic information from a school consultation can be helpful in getting the right IEP or 504 accommodations for your child from the school.
If you have concerns about your child’s IEP and need additional help advocating for your child, Dr. Memon can help. He will work closely with you and the school to ensure your child gets what your child needs to thrive.
What is an Individualized Educational Plan(IEP) ?
An IEP is a legal document which defines how a student’s school will meet his or her specific educational needs which result from an eligible disability. The IEP contains goals and accommodations the school district will provide. The IEP was established as part of Individuals with Education Act of 1973 and is overseen by the U.S. Department of Education
An IEP is requiring student to be evaluated by a multi-disciplinary team. We can help in that assessment by helping provide a formal diagnosis for your child.
What is a 504 Plan?
A 504 Plan is used for students who may need academic supports such as extra time for tests, extra set of books at home, or extra study period or temporary support due to an accident, illness, or injury. The 504 plan was created under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is overseen by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights.
For your child to get better accommodations from the school make an appointment contact us at 609-601-4161