EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION

My qualifications in this are:

·     Masters degree in Education, specializing in consultation.

·     Doctorate in applied psychologywith post-doctoral training in evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with significant developmental, neurodevelopmental and Traumatic Brain Injury at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation and School as well as Children’s Specialty Hospital.

·     District-Level Administrative, Managementand Leadership experience in the area of Special Education, Pupil Personnel, Guidance and College Advising as well as Section 504 coordination. 

·     Expert Witnessand Independent Evaluatorin several significant Special Education cases in New Hampshire.

·     Faculty of Educationwith focus on Special Education & Education of Exceptional learners as well as Developmental Educational Psychology.

·     Special Advisorto New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith during the 1997 IDEA Reauthorization legislation.

Services for Districts:

·     Independent evaluations

·     Second-opinions on psychoeducational evaluations and special education services

·     Expert testimony 

·     Administrative consultation and training—including School Board training—for preventative and mitigative risk management.

·     Executive coaching for District-level personnel on critical human resource and contract negotiations.

·     Grant writing, monitoring and management services.

·     System-wide program design, development, implementation and evaluation.

·     Developing and delivering targeted training for faculty and staff.

·     Other services as requested.

Services for Families:

·     Independent Evaluation.

·     Advising, Consultation & Second Opinion on quality and appropriateness of educational services and placement for students with disabilities.

·     College Admission Advising, coaching and mentoring including development of a plan from Sophomore year of high school to maximize college and financial aid option. 

For Attorneys:

·     Forensic psycho-educational evaluation.

·     Consultation on legal strategy

·     Training on understanding nuances of educational evaluation, services and individual education plans. 

·     Development and analysis of programming and placement with regards to FAPE

·     Expert testimony