This is the longest podcast so far with good reason. Amy Fortney Parks and I just packed SO MUCH info into this episode about private practice evaluations and coordinating with schools. Amy has years and years of experience with schools as an educator, school counselor, parent, and now private practitioner. We cover all sorts of topics like:
- The NUMBER ONE best marketing tool for school counselors
- The difference between a 504 plan and an IEP
- How to network with schools to build your referral base
- Building a “recommendation bank” for your reports
- Do’s and Don’t’s for school recommendations and how to keep recommendations realistic
Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode
- The Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, and Helping Kids Succeed
- Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition
About Amy Fortney Parks
Amy Fortney Parks describes herself as a life-long educator, a passionate psychologist, and often stressed-out, but mostly happy, mom of four! She is the Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions, LLC, a Northern Virginia-based practice focused on children, teens and families. She is also the owner of The Wise Family – a comprehensive brand for kids and parents designed to inspire, educate and energize families!
Amy brings with her over 25 years of education and experience working with children, adolescents and families as both an educator and psychologist. Her focuses include individual counseling for kids, tweens and teens, parent and educational consulting. She is a passionate “BRAIN – trainer” and strives to help everyone she works with understand how their own unique brain works!
Amy holds a Masters degree in Psychological Services and is in the dissertation phase for her Doctorate in Educational Psychology. More information and how to chat directly with her about your family are on her website, www.thewisefamily.com. You can also connect with Amy on social media: @wisefamilies.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
Jeremy Sharp, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to include five other clinicians. He earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Jeremy specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow testing services in their practices. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.