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Carolyn Means - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

October – St. Paul’s School Annual Beyond St. Paul’s program includes a presentation on the 2016-17 school year admission process for Private Schools and HISD’s School Choice Magnet and Vanguard programs. I will give parents an overview of private school timeline, steps in the admission process and some strategies for success. Later in the month I will present an evening program at St. Paul’s on Strong Executive Functioning Skills – how to develop them in your child and why they are important for school success. If your organization would like to ask about a presentation, please contact me.

Summer Professional Growth

Carolyn Means - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In July, the ADDA-SR sponsored Utilizing New Technology to Avoid Medication Failure and Side Effects, a half-day seminar presented by Ron Swatzyna and Jay Tarnow of The Tarnow Center. This event was based on a recently published six-year study of the most common brain and body anomalies that create ADHD symptoms and explain how this information can assist in medication selection and treatment. Targeted therapy is a new phase of effective treatment for those who have failed on prior medications.

IECA’s bi-monthly webinars are excellent sources for member consultants to learn more about their profession. The August webinar was Red Flags During the Intake Process: Identifying Students with Hidden Learning or Attention Disorders. Detecting academic barriers to future success is my responsibility as a consultant when I am helping a family with a list of schools for application. If I sense we need to know more about a student’s learning process, I discuss with parents the advantages of a confidential assessment. Often, the first clue to further investigation is when a student with top grades does not have comparable standardized test scores.


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Nothing is more important than your child's education. SCHOOL SOLUTIONS in Houston, Texas, offers educational consulting services to help parents make the right choice for their child’s school. As an Educational Consultant and founder of SCHOOL SOLUTIONS in 2004, I have helped over 1000 students find the right fit at over 90 different Houston private and public schools, from preschools to high schools, including special needs schools.

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