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Parent Advocate & Coach

If you have questions about your child's education and need support in understanding your child's IEP or 504 plan, I give practical, culturally competent, and effective input to help support your child. The special education process can be overwhelming, frustrating, and difficult to understand, and I am here to support you!

I am well versed in special education laws and understand the ins and outs of the special education process. Having worked with both schools and with parents, I understand how teamwork and collaboration amongst stakeholders are extremely important to a child's success. Check out my website focused solely on advocacy & parent support: tatumpsychconsulting.vistaprintdigital.com


Interested in parent training on IEP's, 504 plans, and special education? Subscribe below for the training schedule and updates!

MY SERVICES

  • Guide parents through IEP / 504 plan process

  • Review of 504/IEP's with recommendations

  • Review of Psycho-educational & academic assessment w/recommendations

  • Attending IEP / 504 meeting

  • Parent training (IEP / 504 basics)

  • Referrals/recommendations to community resources when appropriate

  • Advising parents about the strength of their cases before review and offering referrals to special education attorneys when appropriate

  • Advising parents about services, programs, and accommodations that meet their children’s individual needs

  • Helping parents interpret reports and evaluations, as well as explaining their implications

  • Drafting requests, responses, and complaints to schools

  • Assisting parents with submitting written requests

  • Preparing parents for IEP and 504 meetings (meetings that outline the services and accommodations students will receive and how schools will remove barriers to learning, such as providing a talking calculator to students with dyscalculia), which may include suggesting support materials or prioritizing goals and objectives

  • Checking special education documents for accuracy and completion both before and after IEP and 504 meetings

  • Accompanying parents to IEP and 504 meetings to offer advice and assistance

  • Advising parents about the strength of their cases before review and offering referrals to special education attorneys when appropriate

 

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