450. Advocacy and Strengths-Based School Psychology W/ April Rehrig

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We’ve all heard about “strengths-based” assessment, and some of us have applied these principles to our work in private practice. But what does it look like in the school setting? My guest today, April Rehrig, used the lessons she learned from over 20 years as a teacher and school psychologist to create a student-focused, collaborative educational advocacy firm. These are just a few areas that we talk about:

  • The similarities and differences between IEP coaches, attorneys, and advocates
  • How to connect assessment results to IEP goals and 504 accommodations
  • How to have better IEP meetings

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About April Rehrig

April Rehrig is the founder of Rise Educational Advocacy and Consulting. She was a teacher and school psychologist for over 20 years in Los Angeles. April is a Licensed Educational Psychologist, Board Certified Special Education Advocate, Autism Clinical Specialist, and IEP trainer. She shows parents and teachers how to set up education plans using a strength-based approach.

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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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