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Special Education Problems

"I'm losing income by taking time off work and/or paying for private therapies"

"My child's school refuses to change services, and there's been no progress."

Read success stories...

I have reinvented the conversation about children with disabilities so that school personnel take ownership and pride in providing an appropriate program. Just ask my clients...

Virginia was the game changer in making things right for our son and his challenges with school. We did everything that we thought we were supposed to do, but soon discovered that it was way more complex. We were completely lost in the shuffle of the system, knowing our rights, and stress of the unknown. Virginia was able to point out things we would never have known about, explain it clearly, and hold everyone accountable in this journey. We trust her emphatically and consider her a part of our family and close circle. We could not have made it to where we are in support of our child without her.  KC (Austin)

Personable, knowledgeable and caring. SL (Austin)

Virginia Spencer was wonderful to work with. She went above and beyond to help my child. If it weren't for her expertise, we would not have been successful in my child's placement. She came up with ideas that I never would have thought of. She is truly amazing, I highly recommend her. AK (Houston)

Virginia is very caring and knowledgeable. I would not have been able to fight the school for services without her support! CS (Georgetown)

Special Education Advocate | ADHD Coach | Foundation Consultant 

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Communication Strategy

Are you trying to protect the school-parent relationship but feel overwhelmed at ARD/IEP meetings? I will prepare a strategy and give you a voice.

Disagree effectively

Influence possible outcomes

What do we do when you can't reach consensus? I help explore the options with you and provide you with third party experts and referrals.

Preparation for beyond

Transition planning

Is your child's IEP getting them ready for further education, independent living and employment? I give you the tools and resources to prepare your child for a successful adult life.

How can an ADHD /Executive Function Coach help me achieve my goals?

Adults: "I can't figure out how to get, or stay, organized."

Parents: "My college student is struggling. I need help parenting my ADHD child..."

Adolescents: "I can't get my homework completed and I'm failing."

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I have worked with clients to find, and strengthen, their motivation, set smart goals, discover effective strategies and maintain change over time; wherever they struggle.

ADHD coaching is focused on you achieving sustained cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes that facilitate goal attainment - in life and work.

Evidence-based scientific methods to help you problem-solve, become more productive and "reclaim the edge that ADHD tries to take away" are the key to your reinvention.

(Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D)

If you want to try Group coaching, this is available.

Your child may have received accommodations and/or an IEP, but are they ready for college life? 40% of students do not graduate, 91% of students with ADHD do not!With the development of personal plans and weekly focus appointments, your tweenager can become a resourceful young adult.

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