Learning Disabilities

A child with learning differences faces many frustrating challenges and pressures. The resulting feelings of isolation and despair may keep a child from reaching his or her full potential. Finding a school or program that caters to your child’s individual needs can lead to increased self-confidence and a positive attitude toward the future.

Recent legislation requires accommodations for students with learning disabilities. Some of the schools and colleges offer a minimal level of support through general resources such as tutorial writing and math centers. Others provide services of a specialist who arranges for individualized support services. Additionally, there are schools and colleges which are comprised exclusively of students with learning disabilities. With a wide range of options available to learning disabled students, proper research is needed before choosing an educational program.

Sington Educational Consulting gets to know you and your child. The assessment process entails more than just the gathering of test scores. Consultants spend hours meeting with both the student and family in order to gain a better understanding of the students’ background and general interests. A consultant combines the knowledge gained through personal interviews with information from school transcripts, teacher comments and prior testing to form a complete picture of the whole child, your child. This individualized approach is crucial to finding the most suitable educational setting.

Sington Educational Consulting may recommend specialized tests. To accurately identify your child’s individual needs, a consultant may recommend further testing; we provide psycho-educational testing in our office. Educational consultants work as a team with psychologists and other counseling professionals in our office to understand your child’s individual learning style. A thorough and objective assessment provides the consultant with the information necessary to help each student and family formulate a customized educational plan.

Sington Educational Consulting encourages your child’s independence. Successful independence relies upon each child’s ability to identify a specific challenge, develop appropriate compensation strategies, and advocate for him or herself. A critical part of each decision is knowing when to collaborate with a friend or parent, consult with a mentor, or follow through independently. Consultants support students as they seek a variety of opportunities to pursue their interests. Sington Educational Consulting lps children define their own personal strengths and challenges and identify appropriate educational settings which accommodate them.

Sington consultants are skilled at matching your child’s individual academic profile to a school or program that addresses his or her unique learning style. Sington Educational Consulting has extensive knowledge of schools and their available support. We visit and evaluate hundreds of schools and programs each year. Our knowledge of each school’s profile, including studentteacher ratio, teacher credentials, availability of learning aids such as computers and tape recorders, and various characteristics of the student body, provides you with firsthand information about your options. We also may recommend appropriate academic and vocational alternatives.

Sington Educational Consulting listens to your special concerns, thoroughly investigates the options and continues to monitor your child’s progress to ensure that your child is placed in an academically and socially appropriate learning environment.