Requesting an educational consultation is the
1st step a parent should take when concerns arise over their child's
academic needs and learning difficulties.
The consultation process involves a comprehensive
review of student records, previous evaluations, and a bio-psycho-social
and medical history.
Purposes of the Educational Consultation
- To provide parents with an objective evaluation,
information, guidance and support to address their child's educational
- To evaluate and develop a plan to address learning
- To help find intervention programs that will
address parent's concerns
- To help parents determine if the school or
intervention program is appropriate for their child
- To offer parents information about the often
confusing and complex federal and state regulations related
to the provision of special education and other services provided
through public school districts
How Federal Law Affects Education
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB 2002)
and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement
Act (IDEA 2004) have made a major impact on education in the
United States. Parents are increasingly requesting information
on this legislation and how it affects the delivery of educational
services within their child's school district.
Dr. Gunne provides educational
consultation services on how parents and teachers can best understand
and navigate the complexities of assisting children experiencing
learning problems within the framework of state-federal educational
policy, rules, and regulations.
As a part of the educational consultation, parents receive
a packet of information to complete and bring to the consultation,
along with a release of information. Once a comprehensive review
and consultation has been performed a plan of action is developed
to assist your child.