Educational Coaching & Advocacy

At Brain Fit Academy, we understand that the process of making sure your child gets the supports they need in school can feel overwhelming and confusing. We recognize that every child and every school situation is unique and we work with you to identify your child’s needs. We also help you understand your rights and responsibilities in the special education process and work side by side you to ensure your child receives the services and supports they need to succeed in school.

We are committed to empowering families by helping you develop a collaborative working relationship with your school’s team whenever possible. The goal is to build positive and professional relationships focused on ensuring your child’s needs are fully understood and appropriately addressed in order for them to have a positive, supportive school experience and reach their greatest potential.

Initial Consult

Ongoing Support

Direct Advocacy

Initial Consult

Not sure if working with an advocate is what you need? We offer a free initial phone consultation to help you learn more about the ways our Advocate can help you and to ensure we can meet your needs.

Contact us to set up your free 15 minute call with our Educational Advocate now.

Ongoing Support / Coaching

Ongoing Support and Coaching is designed to help you create a solid foundation as you navigate through the complex special education system and guide you in follow through with initial recommendations. This work takes place via phone, email, and/or in person to educate and empower you as you advocate for your child.

Services may include:

  • Reviewing Parent Concerns
  • Helping you understand your rights and responsibilities in the special education process
  • Discussion of Special Education Options, Procedures and Timelines
  • Review of Current Services and Supports Provided by the School
  • Discussion of Related Assessments and possible need for testing
  • How to Stay Organized Through This Process
  • Steps to Move Forward Effectively
  • Assisting in Understanding Testing Reports and identifying child’s needs
  • Support with School Communications
  • Assist in Navigation and Preparation for Team Meetings
  • Support with follow-up from Team meetings and assistance with ongoing Team Negotiations
  • Assistance with Monitoring the implementation of agreed upon Services and Supports for your child
  • Guidance on options and due process rights available when there is disagreement with the school over special education eligibility or appropriate services and supports for your child.   

Contact us today to put this support system in place!

Direct Advocacy

Navigating through your child’s team meeting can be intimidating and overwhelming. With this service our Educational Advocate will be by your side during these meetings to help you clearly communicate your child’s needs.  Feel confident proceeding through the often complicated system with a professional by your side.

Services may include all items listed in ongoing support / coaching plus: 

  • Attendance at  Team Meetings to assist you in advocating for your child
  • Guidance and support in negotiating with the school and, when appropriate, pursuing due process rights available when there is disagreement with the school. 
  • Assist in Direct Communication with Team Members

Contact us today to put this support system in place!