WHY AN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT?
By Lauren L. Leavitt, M.S.Ed.
 

WHY AN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT?

 

Educational consultants are professionals who assist students and families with educational decisions. Our goal is to help students and parents choose post-secondary educational opportunities that are academically sound, growth producing and socially appropriate. We also seek to provide recommendations for all manner of additional support (as part of the college admission process and once the student has entered a post- secondary environment) required by the student with learning differences and Asperger’s.

Recognizing the complexity, expense, tension and seriousness involved with planning a student’s education, families come to us for expert knowledge in the area of education placement. Placements for students with learning differences are facilitated in appropriate public, private, and specialty institutions, as well as specialized summer programs.

 

HOW WE WORK

 

An informed, objective atmosphere is provided within which to discuss the student and his/her strengths and weaknesses as well as educational objectives. School recommendations are selected taking numerous factors into consideration: location, LD support, cost, size and curriculum. We have in-depth knowledge regarding the admission process and requirements at most institutions. We have developed working relationships with many admissions departments and are well versed in many special programs designed to facilitate the challenging transition from high school to post-secondary learning.