We are about empowering parents and children. We believe that in order to effectively navigate your child’s education, parents need a roadmap that supports them. Learning to understand a child with learning differences means understanding their strengths and their challenges. By providing you with the expertise and requirements necessary, we can help make every family successful. And that will make all the difference in the world.
When it comes to your child’s educational experience with learning differences, it’s important to have the right person helping you answer the myriad of questions and make the right choices to make their educational journey successful.
I’m Debbie Vielbaum. With more than 30 years experience in various positions of responsibility at the nationally-recognized Charles Armstrong School and my educational planning background, I’ve acquired a unique combination of skills that will benefit you and your child from the first consultation throughout the entire process. You’ll be amazed at the difference.
The following is a list of our services, you can select any that you may need. You may also see some things that you haven’t thought about before, so please feel free to ask us about how they can be of benefit to you.
Contact us for a FREE 30 Minute Phone Consultation.
Typically families are referred to us from schools, medical professionals, or other parents who have worked with us in the past. Our process typically begins with a phone call to our office to set up an initial phone consultation. During this free 30-minute phone consultation, we’ll gather information about your child and provide you with a chance to ask any questions you might have. If the chemistry is right and we mutually decide to move forward, we set up a second time to meet in our office for an intake meeting.
An important part of the Intake Meeting is to be as organized as possible with the most up-to-date information about your child. To help you prepare for this meeting, please print out the Intake Meeting Checklist. It will give you a list of all the needed records and documentation we need for our confidential internal review. Please organize them in a binder to be left with our office.
Please include a contact list that includes name, address, phone number, email and FAX numbers for all individuals working with, treating, or knowledgeable about your child.
We will discuss your current situation, review the road you've travelled with your child, identify needs that you have, and explore realistic strategies to support your child’s next steps. This meeting will generally last one hour.
At this meeting, you will also be requested to:
We will do a thorough evaluation of all the information you have left with us. In order to get a 360 degree view of your child, we talk to school staff, contact the people who you have identified in the contact list during the intake meeting, and observe your child at school.
Based on meetings and phone consultations, it is possible that we may recommend additional assessment or evaluation for your child. Finally, we collaborate and consult with you throughout the process. Based on our evaluation, we will discuss with you a range of options best suited to meet the needs of your child and formalize a specific plan that fits your child needs.
In our process we promise to:
We’re always looking for resources for parents to learn more about how to navigate their child’s learning differences. Here are some good ones and we plan to add others too.
124 Highland Avenue,
Burlingame, CA 94010
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