Consultation Services

Support for IEPs, FIEs and more in McKinney, TX

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Looking for help in understanding your child’s individualized education plan? What about assistance in navigating stressful meetings with school administrators? Or do you just want to know more about how to help your child? If so, Dr. Arduengo is available for consultation. 

two people shaking hands, Consultation services for IEPs, FIEs, 504 meetings and more, McKinney, TX

What are Consultation Services?

In addition to assessment and evaluation services, PEARS, PLLC also offers consultation services. These services give you an opportunity to consult with Dr. Arduengo about the results of an evaluation, effectiveness of treatment or services provided, and/or support or advocacy services.

How Do I Request Consultation from PEARS, PLLC, in McKinney, TX?

At PEARS, PLLC, we do our best to make the scheduling process quick and easy. Simply take a few minutes to complete our online scheduling and information request form by clicking the button below. You can also call or text our McKinney office at (817) 826-9572. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

What Types of Consultation Services are available?

In addition to assessment and evaluation services, PEARS, PLLC also offers consultation services. These services give you an opportunity to consult with Dr. Arduengo about the results of an evaluation, effectiveness of treatment or services provided, and/or support or advocacy services. 

Full and Individual Evaluations (FIE)

After your school district completes a full and individual evaluation (FIE), some families decide to schedule a consultation to discuss how these results could impact their child’s education. Some school district reports are clear and concise reports that are easily accessible for anyone, but if you are struggling to understand the school-based evaluation report and their implications, we are happy to provide consultation services to ensure you fully understand your child’s FIE and its effects on your child’s educational support.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings

In many cases, an individualized education program (IEP) or Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) meeting is scheduled after an FIE is completed. In these meetings, several members of the school district will meet with you as parents to discuss special education needs and develop an individualized plan for your child. For many parents, these meetings are overwhelming, stressful, confusing, and frustrating, so we are happy to attend these meetings with you as an advocate.

Review IEP Paperwork

During IEP (or ARD) meetings, you will be given paperwork from the school district that includes evaluation data, classroom progress, and other information that is often used to determine your child’s educational needs to create an individualized plan. Following these meetings, we can review and evaluate this paperwork with you to ensure your child is receiving the accommodations and supports they need to be successful.

Section 504 Meetings

Section 504 requires school districts to provide a free and appropriate public education to qualified students with disabilities. 504 plans are guides for how schools will remove educational barriers and provide support for children with disabilities. Following medical testing and/or a psychoeducational evaluation, you can choose to initiate a Section 504 plan by scheduling a meeting with teachers, principals, school district representatives, and other administrators. To ensure you and your child receive fair representation at 504 meetings, we can attend these sessions as your advocates.

Follow Up Reporting and Support

We provide reports that describe the results of our assessments as part of the evaluation and testing process, but we are also happy to offer consulting services in order to provide more specific guidance and detailed recommendations for educational support or other accommodations. In addition to consulting in our office, our clinicians will also offer consulting via phone or email if you need additional help following your assessment.

Practical and Advice Consultation

This is the most common type of consultation service we offer. These sessions are typically scheduled to discuss a specific problem you or a loved one may be experiencing. During these consultation session(s), we can help you develop strategies to maximize strengths, make the most of accommodations, and create plans to ensure you (or your loved one) are set up for success. 

What to Expect from Your Consultant

When you decide to consult with PEARS, PLLC, we will offer concise explanations of reports, practical advice and recommendations, and advocate for you during meetings and in other situations. Prior to our consultation meeting, we may ask you to complete some paperwork or request access to documentation to ensure we have the necessary information to provide effective consultant work. After the consultation meeting is concluded, we will also provide necessary documentation and information for your records, but do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions.

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