Many students who learn differently benefit from and often require unique, child-centered and intensive therapeutic interventions to support their education. These interventions include:

  1. Private individual therapy
  2. Group and family therapy
  3. In-school counseling and therapeutic services provided by school staff
  4. Community and "wrap around” services provided by state-funded agencies
  5. Intensive inpatient and outpatient hospitalization programming
  6. Homebound instruction provided by school staff
  7. Diagnostic and short term assessment programs
  8. Therapeutic day schools provided by the IEP 
  9. Residential Treatment Center (RTC) programs provided by the IEP
  10. Residential Treatment Center programs and Therapeutic Boarding Schools provided by private means
  11. Wilderness Therapy programs
  12. Recreational and expressive therapy programs
  13. Other “step down” programs, which transition students from more restrictive settings to less restrictive settings

Investigating, accessing, and providing these programs can be a daunting experience for any parent. Understanding the circumstances where a school team might have responsibility for these services is equally confusing. 

As educational consultants, we are well-informed of national, regional, and community-based therapeutic options and are prepared to advise on effective programs  for your child and family. We work closely with therapists, health care professionals, evaluators, school staff, and admissions staff to ensure coordination of educational and theraeputic services. For some students’ indivdualized needs, there is a role for school staff to play. In these cases, we advise families often on how best to secure such services for their child, whether through educational layadvocacy or private means.

Beyond therapeutic placement and coordination of services, we also have provided  client-centered solutions as expert witnesses, mediation for blended/separated families, dispute resolution between agencies and families, training and support for programs, exploration of alternative funding streams, support for families seeking support while transitioning to the Chicagoland area, and many other unique assignments designed to meet the unique needs of the children and families we serve.