What would you like to know?
WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVE?
I am located in Westchester, NY. I offer college consulting and coaching to clients in NY state, as well as out-of-state, while speech therapy currently can only be provided to NYS residents due to licensing regulations.
DO YOU OFFER IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL SESSIONS?
Clients within travel distance of Westchester, NY, are welcome to come in-person. For long distance clients, or for those who prefer, I offer virtual sessions. In some cases, a hybrid approach, with a combination of in-person and virtual sessions, is preferred.
WHAT IS AN IEC AND HOW CAN YOU HELP?
An Independent Educational Consultant, aka (IEC), provides students and families with a broad range of resources for the college planning process. An IEC is not tied to any specific High School or College and has first-hand knowledge of higher educational opportunities. An IEC has the time, availability and expertise to provide individualized services tailored to the needs of each student and family. An IEC can take some of the anxiety surrounding college application off the parents' shoulders. We work closely with parents and the student to guide you though the process. We do the heavy lifting, by researching the right schools, managing deadlines, and presenting you with information and options.
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
What makes me unique is my experience and background as both a speech language pathologist and an IEC. I have the skillset to not only help find the right school for the student, but to also setting them up for success, by offering coaching to strengthen social skills, executive function coaching, and self advocacy skills. This will build the foundation for both academic and social success in college and beyond.
DO YOU ONLY WORK WITH STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES?
Yes, I deliberately work only with students with learning differences, and primarily with neurodivergent students, who may be autistic, have ADHD, or other related disability. Many of my students struggle with social communication and/or executive functioning. As a speech language pathologist I have an understanding of the special challenges that effect learning and for how this impacts the choice of school, what accommodations may be needed, and for how to work with the student's strengths.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Speech and articulation therapy, cognitive coaching and individual social skills therapy may be covered by some insurance plans. We do not bill insurance directly, but can provide a monthly out-of-network insurance paperwork (i.e., Superbill) on request. We advise that you check with your insurance company to determine whether you are eligible for reimbursement. Please note that insurance plans typically require full evaluations for services to be covered. College consulting is not a service covered by insurance.