Consult with an expert in Parent Support + Advocacy
LISA JAAKKOLA, Masters of Education (Dept. of Educational/Counselling Psychology and Special Education), Bachelor of Education + BC Professional Teaching Certificate – UBC Faculty of Education, B.PE. (UBC)
- Meet with parents to review previous assessments
- Written summary of previous assessment as requested to guide tutoring and support
- Explain how current assessment dictates individual programming
- Inform parents of the school assessment process, including the pros and cons of school-delivered psycho-educational assessments vs. private assessments
- UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDULAIZED EDUCATION PLANS (IEPs)
- Explain IEP’s to parents – purpose, who should be involved and what to expect?
- Develop/update IEP goals and communicate with school personnel if requested
- Liaison between home and school and collaborate with school on development of IEP goals, objectives and strategies
- Act as Parent Advocate available to attend meetings, communicate with school personnel, help with planning, developing and reviewing IEP goals, objectives and strategies
- PARENT SUPPORT
- Review and interpret report cards
- Review school correspondence and discuss content
- Determine an action plan for individual students: outlining goals, objectives, and strategies
- Advise parents on best practices for supporting their child, based on their child’s specific profile
- Provide written reports outlining and summarizing specific needs and observations for parents requiring summary/documentation when seeking further assessments and diagnoses etc.
- Navigating the public education system on the North Shore – where to seek help and how to proceed if you feel your child requires extra support
- Parent Consultation to discuss benefit of further assessment from a medical or psyhco-educational perspective
- Linking parents to resources as requested
Call to schedule a consultation 604-925-1800
- British Columbia Ministry of Education – Kindergarten to Grade 12 Information for Parents and Students
- Dyslexia BC – Parent lead grass roots movement, promoting advocacy and awareness towards Dyslexia and other language based learning disabilities
- PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs – BC entrepreneurs Bill Roche and Charles Chang have a vision to make Canada more competitive by nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit in young people. Bill created PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs® in 1999. Based on the premise that authentic learning involves exploring and trying out new skills in a meaningful, real-world context, the program helps students develop an entrepreneurial toolkit by creating and running their own real business ventures.