The Importance of Advocacy
“Now that I have the evaluation results, how do I make sure that the teacher and school will work with me to meet my child’s needs?”
Parents often need guidance in navigating the possible special services programs and processes once a child’s learning challenges have been identified. At Learning Associates, we recognize that effective educational advocacy is just as important as the evaluation itself. As a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant and former teacher, Holly is uniquely qualified to partner with families on behalf of their children. In meetings with child study teams and teachers, Holly explains the results of testing, discusses the implications of those results, and advocates for our educational recommendations. She can attend 504 Committee and Child Study Team meetings along with parents to secure appropriate programs and services. This collaboration increases effectiveness.
Some situations require legal advocacy. When an education attorney is required, Holly can make recommendations and work alongside counsel.
For more information on special education advocacy, see https://u.org/2E4u8I0.