10 POINTS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHEN CHOOSING AN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT
- Location – Important if this is going to be in person, especially if you’re talking about repeated meetings. If you’re doing this via Skype or a similar setup, do you have a place and time where you can be uninterrupted?
- Experience – With your child’s needs and issues?
- Personality – Does this person’s personality mesh with yours? Do you feel he or she is hearing and understanding your child’s needs?
- Creative thinking – Can this person do the out-of-the-box thinking often required for students with exceptionalities?
- Respect – Does this person respect your’s and your child’s knowledge and experience?
- Budget – Is the cost of this person’s services something you can handle? If not, is there a way of asking for a discount?
- Services provided — Does the consultant provide only one service, or is his or her repertoire wide enough to cover potential eventualities that might arise?
- Reassuring – You need a framework where you know that if you stick to the program, which you can, things are going to work out. You do NOT need someone who is oh-my-godding with hellfire and brimstone about what can happen if you fail.
- Realistic expectations – Are you being promised miracles beyond all realms of realistic expectations? You know what they say about things too good to be true, right? Plans and promises need to be realistic in order for all sides to achieve their goals.
- Confidence – Do you feel confidence in the consultant and do you feel that the consultant has confidence in your child?
With extensive experience and a history of success facilitating and solving a wide array of educational issues, LearningLab is a great option for educational consultations. We have a wide scope and cover all the bases. Contact us here with all your questions and requests!