At Just2 Tutoring, we often consult with families regarding their child’s recent Neuro-Psych or Psycho-Educational evaluation results. Parents have many questions regarding the results and want to understand how the report impacts services their child receives within the school setting. We meet with parents to discuss the school staffing assignment process, establish student needs, and determine parent requests or concerns.
It is common for parents to feel intimidated by the formal meeting, staffing, and documentation process. Parents also may find themselves wondering whether or not the evaluation gives an accurate representation of their child’s needs and the services provided. Our experience of sitting on both sides of the table allows us to attend these meetings with you as an especially informed advocate for both yourself and your child. Moms and dads often feel that their requests and concerns are better heard when articulated by their Just2 504/IEP consultant.
Eligibility for services must equate to appropriate support; there is no point in identifying a child without a clear plan that will provide the student access to the services that they require. For example, often, a student with processing speed or focus challenges will require extended time on tests and assignments, access to teacher notes, and online posting of assignments. These accommodations are requested within the meetings, often called staffings, based upon the recommendations of the evaluator(s), parents, doctors, and teachers. When these support methods become written in a 504 or IEP document, delivery of student support becomes required by law and is relevant to college placement testing as well as collegiate level accommodations.
Parents of students who attend charter or parochial schools, smaller academies, or private schools also often have questions about how academic support for their child might be provided within the context of a non-public school. Our experienced consultation with families helps alleviate any unnecessary stress and make clear the optimal path forward for themselves and their children.
Just2 has been consulting with elementary through university-level students and their families through the transition, eligibility, and implementation of the accommodation processes for over 20 years.
If you want to see the difference that our 504/IEP consultation services can make for your student, then it’s time to call Just2 Tutoring. Ready to get started? Contact Just2 Tutoring today.
Self-RegulationWe were pulling our hair out and communication between with our boy was nil. After two weeks with Just2 we saw improvement and we were talking again. After the first quarter, we began receiving positive teacher feedback that resulted in better grades than we had seen previously.
F's to A'sOur Junior at Fairview quickly turned his ds &fs to a’s & b’s. Just2 turned his helplessness around to independence.
504 & Concussion ProtocolOn October 12 of last year, our son suffered a concussion on the athletic field. J2 help us navigate the school’s temporary 504/concussion protocol. Unfortunately, during his recovery, he began experiencing symptoms of anxiety that we hadn’t seen in years. Fortunately, we had the Just2 Tutoring team to support us through what might otherwise have been a disastrous semester.
Direct InstructionWe had suspected that our daughter was falling behind in reading. But, it wasn’t until Claire’s fourth grade teacher suggested some additional support that we contacted Just2 Tutoring. Clair was paired with a perfect match for her and together they worked through her challenges in decoding, fluency and comprehension. Our J2 tutor used a dynamic approach incorporating Linda-Mood Bell and Orton Gillham methodologies with unique activities that made use of Claire’s own stories to keep her engaged. Last semester she reached her reading goals and was promoted to a reading group with her friends. She is so proud of herself and we are of her!
Recent DiagnosisFollowing a period of frustration, we had our son formally evaluated by a local neuropsychologist. We were relieved to find that there was a reason for our frustration and a name for what he had been experiencing. The doctor explained that while ADHD is the diagnosis, it is in the training of executive functions that will assist Jack in compensating for his focus challenges and impulsivity. She suggested that we call Just2 Tutoring for what she referred to as “boots on the ground” support for Jack. J2 set up weekly meetings, accountability calls and progress meetings which resulted in effect organization and productivity. Shortly after that, we saw a significant increase in grades and an improved attitude about school.
ACT/SAT & College PreparationOur family is very thankful for Jaz and Mike at Just2Tutoring. Our daughter worked with Mike over many sessions to raise her SAT scores over 100 points AND make her competitive for Engineering School. They worked with her through video conferencing on Google Hangouts so location does not matter. So far she has received three acceptances to Engineering Schools including her top choice at University of Colorado Boulder and expects to receive even more. Also, she has received over $70,000 dollars in scholarships over four years and hopefully more to come. This would not have been possible without the excellent instruction and support of Just2Tutoring. Thank you, Jaz and Mike for being the game changer for Abby.