Special Needs Students

Word Cloud

The word cloud above is illustrative of the various components, considerations, and constituencies that affect an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for special needs students. If it looks complex, it's because it is. For some parents, navigating the process of securing the academic and social support that their children need is relatively easy. For other parents, the ordeal devolves into a hellacious nightmare. In extreme cases, parents, particularly in rural schools, have been told "No. We're sorry, but we cannot accommodate your child." As a parent, what could be more heartbreaking? Even with a reasonable IEP in place, parents often find that their special needs children require additional educational assistance that schools simply are not equipped to provide. Dr. Hincher works with all types of special needs children and with their families. Some of the conditions with which Dr. Hincher is familiar include, but are not limited to, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, William's Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, and Emotional/Behavioral Conditions. Additionally, we specialize in assisting children who do not fit into specific categories and who resist a one-size-fits-all approach. As an IEP advocate, Dr. Hincher can help you make sense of the often confusing web that you see above. He can attend meetings and make certain that your child is getting what he or she needs. However, we do not simply review paperwork and show up for meetings, as is the case with many IEP advocates. Rather, we want to meet and get to know your child and you. Our goal is to collaborate with teachers, school administrators, psychologists, physicians, and other care providers in order to make certain that the needs of your child are placed first. After a plan is established, we can monitor your child's progress and work to modify an IEP when needed. We can also offer outside assistance, such as individual tutoring, to supplement the services that your child receives at school. If you feel like you need an advocate, chances are you do. Contact us today for a free consultation.