School Observations

School Observations

It can be nice to receive an open-minded, outside perspective on how your child is doing in the classroom.  Teachers have a whole class full of students to pay attention to and cannot focus solely on just one.  Oftentimes, this leads to “problem students” simply being sent to the office or some other form of punishment.  In most cases, those “problem students” need something different than the others, whether that is a specific seat towards the front of the room, brief movement breaks throughout the day, or extra attention and direction during transitions.  

Regardless of what the issue may be, our Educational Behavioral Specialist offers 2- or 3-hour observations, done in the school, over the course of a day.  She will come into the classroom to observe your child and the environment. Once complete, you will receive a behaviorally based report with intervention ideas to best support your child.  This report can then be used by you to advocate for your child in the form of a 504 plan, IEP, or simply to receive some extra attention.

Due to the nature of this service, there must be open communication between all three parties: the family, the school, and the Educational Behavioral Specialist.  The school must be willing and open to this service.  The rate for the school observation package is $425.  This includes the standard 2-hour school observation and a written report.  Please note, this service is not covered by insurance.  If you would like a longer school observation, the charge is an additional $85 an hour.

imageWe have hired a fabulous Educational Behavioral Specialist, Chelsie Cohen, MA, who is passionate about supporting kids and parents within the school system. Chelsie graduated from Naropa Univeristy with her Master of the Arts in Transpersonal Counseling with an Art Therapy concentration. Even before going graduate school, Chelsie had already discovered her gifts and talents for working in the school. She spent four years working in behavioral psychology mental health services providing behavioral interventions with a range of diagnoses and advocating for the needs of her clients within a school setting. Her experience in many different schools has help her understand how to work within the systems despite the differences. Additionally, she brings her experience of assisting families throughout the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) process, her work with skillful interacts teachers and principals, and her countless hours of behavioral observations and report writing. Because of Chelsie’s passion she continues to expand her education around this topic and has done special training in Special Education Law in Colorado.

 

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6590 South Vine Street, Suite 105
Centennial, Co 80121
Phone: (303) 523-7726
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