Advocacy services:Advocacy through email/phone: $40 per hour involved in writing emails, phone conversations, or in-person meetings.
Intervention services: Intervention services are offered at affordable rates for families, but the rates differ depending on the services provided. Please contact us to receive a free consultation and evaluation in order to identify more accurate pricing. Also see "Intervention Packages" on our website.
*Prices are subject to change.*
Intervention materials are included in pricing structure unless otherwise agreed-upon.
2. What should I expect if I would like services?
Once initial contact is received from a family, we will set up a consultation/evaluation, free of charge. The first meeting will be about one hour in length and will serve as a way for the family and the special education teacher to get to know each other. During this time, the special education teacher will interview the family about their needs. This may take longer than one hour, but the entire session is free regardless. We would then set up the first session, which would be an observation/baseline meeting. At this session, we will observe what "life as usual" looks like, take data, and further define what the family needs/goals are and what supports will need to be in place. During the second family session, the special education teacher will bring in visual supports and interventions based on what was observed in the first session. The teacher will visually model how to use the supports, then coach the family on the interventions. At each subsequent session, the special education teacher will check in with the family, help problem-solve any difficulties, and implement new strategies as needed. Outside resources will be recommended as needed. Each family session is one hour in length. This includes one hour of prep work to prepare for the session.
If production/prep work is predicted to take more than the hour that is included in the basic pricing structure, the Family Support Specialist will ask the family if they would like more time in order to seek approval for payment. Additional production time costs $40 per hour. Families can choose to bill separately or use a session for production time.
3. How should I pay for services?
All intervention payments need to be made on or before the date of services. Payment can be made by cash, personal check, or credit card (square). We do require a $150 refundable deposit for phone and in-person advocacy services, which can then be applied to monthly charges. Any extra charges will be billed on a monthly basis and need to be paid within 30 days of billing date. Charges that have not been paid within 45 days of bill date will be charged a 10% late fee each month.
4. What do your intervention services look like?
Support and intervention services take place in family homes. We build interventions into play as much as possible and use the student's interests as a guide. When working on more academic tasks, we will work at a table or desk area.
5. What do your advocacy support services look like?
Our special education teachers are "on-call" for your family's special education needs and questions. They can be anything related to special education services, your parent rights, and/or ideas and strategies for the home.
6. Do you charge for emails and phone calls related to advocacy?
Yes. Special education teachers have apps on their phones that allow them to "clock in and out" for each family. Special education teachers will log the number of hours they have spent working on each family's emails/phone calls in a shared google drive with the family and bill monthly.
7. What age ranges do you provide services for?
We provide family support and intervention services for students ages 0-26.
8. Do you provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy?
No. We are not Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). However, many of our teaching strategies originate from an ABA standpoint. We are aware of the lack of BCBA providers in the area and would like this service to support parents in need of immediate support, especially while they are on wait lists. We specialize in providing services for individuals with mild to moderate behavioral disabilities.
9. Does my child need to be on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and in Special Education to receive intervention services?
No. The strategies we use are just very good teaching. They don't necessarily need to be categorized as special education. These strategies involve significant relationship building, reinforcement schedules, and LOTS of visuals and hands-on practice. Most people benefit from extra support in these areas, especially people with emotional/behavioral difficulties. Contact us if you are interested in intervention services!