Mr. Ed's Family & Education Intervention Services, Inc. dba Shoemaker Consulting & Treatment Group "The Power of Relationship: The New Medicine"
As a former Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher, I fully understand the challenges that teachers face. In my opinion, teaching is one of the toughest and most important jobs of all. I have also sat on the other side of the school conference table as a parent of a student with learning disabilities. Now, as a Therapeutic Educational Consultant, I am able to see both viewpoints. And, what I have learned over the past 25 years is that while both parents and schools want what is best for children, their constraints and their perspectives will always differ.
What is important to know is that when parents and schools disagree, the ways that they resolve their disagreements depend upon the issues. Federal laws and regulations provide a framework for addressing the needs of special education students. When a child is not suspected of or diagnosed with a disability, the local school district has the right to govern its own programs. Dealing with general education requires politics, dealing with special education requires knowledge of the laws.
Partial List of Services:
Family support and coaching for children with learning differences
Placement consultation for Boarding and Day school options including:
Learning Differences Schools
Residential Treatment Centers
Non public school placements
Educational Presentations to schools, teachers, parent groups