What is school consultation?
Sometimes, behavioral, emotional, and social
difficulties may impact a child or adolescent's ability to fully access
academic curricula and build positive relationships. School consultation is a form of assessment that will help to determine if there is an underlying social or emotional issue that may be affecting your child's ability to perform in school.
School consultation may be helpful for students in preschool through high school.
What does school consultation look like?
The plan varies depending on the individual needs of the child or adolescent. Generally, the assessment will involve separate meetings with the parents, the child, and the school team. A classroom observation may be conducted when appropriate.
A report will be generated that summarizes the findings and gives appropriate recommendations to the school and to the parents.
Sometimes, follow-up meetings with the school and teachers may be helpful. Additionally, attending individualized education program (IEP) meetings may also be warranted.
How much does a school consultation cost?
Cost will vary depending on the amount of time spent overall. Please contact me for further information.