We have been helping children with learning, attention, and behavioral difficulties throughout the world by working directly with children, guiding their teachers, and counseling their families.
Families that have struggled for years as they search for the formula to match their child's needs end up at our doorstep, as they are referred to Educational Support Services, Inc. by friends, relatives, teachers, and mental health professionals. We have supported children along the entire spectrum of regular and special education. We specialize in complicated cases, as we have a passion for discovering what will help each child best and creating original strategies which address each child's learning, attention, or behavioral needs.
Our services include:
Comprehensive Evaluations: We will pinpoint the difficulties a child is having and trace them back to their source. A variety of factors can contribute to a child's difficulties, including what, where, when, or how we ask a child to complete tasks. We evaluate children within the system of school and family life that surrounds them daily.
Precision Instruction: We identify the fine points of what works and what does not work for each child's success. We teach the full range of academic subjects for all grade levels. We utilize each child's strengths to boost his weakness. We will either find or invent the approach that fits your child's learning preferences.
Counseling and Emotional Support: Perfectionism, low self-esteem, fear of failure, sense of futility, and defiance are common attitudes and emotions that children with difficulties exhibit. Our focus on the whole child leads us to counsel children as we teach or advocate for them. Through mutual respect and sincere care we have been able to encourage children to successfully do things that others thought would be impossible.
Inclusion and Placement: We set up a classroom within a classroom - a classroom of one within mainstream classrooms. We coordinate with each teacher so that our client participates in the mainstream class to the best of his ability, and we also meet privately with the child during the school day for skill-building sessions. Each child advances at his level, while being a productive member of the class.
Advocacy: We represent each child and his family while negotiating with teachers and school administrators for modifications regarding class placement, subject requirements, homework expectations, and special services. Children and their families trust us as their hired professionals who know from decades of experience about how to secure the best situation for them.
Staff Training: Schools that have seen our work in behalf of their students have repeatedly asked us to share our expertise with their staff members. We work closely with each teacher who hosts our clients, resulting in gains for all students in the class. We also conduct formal training sessions for schools and parenting organizations. We tailor our presentations to target the specific needs of each group.
If we can be of service to you, please contact us by phone or email, and let us help you address your child's specific needs, including: diagnosis of difficulties, school placement, custom-tailored direct instruction, teacher guidance, and family counseling.