School and Other Education Services in Petaluma

Our children spend a good portion of their lives at school. Children should experience school as a place of growth, opportunity and community. Too often, children are misunderstood or mistreated within the educational environment.

We Can Help

In the popular educational model, is often true that “appropriate” is considered good enough. But we know that as parents, you want the best, not just appropriate. When your child is struggling at school, there are strategies and solutions that can be put into place that will help your child flourish. We can collaborate with you and your child’s school to discover, discuss and implement person-first solutions.

The Family Guidance & Therapy Center in Petaluma is a Certified Non-Public Agency providing educationally-related services for public and private schools.

Non-public Agency (NPA)
  • Educationally related mental health
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • NPA instructional aide using RDI®
  • RDI® services in school
  • Training to staff
  • Consultative services to team
  • Personalized programming
  • Advocacy
Privately Funded School Services
  • Observational assessment with report
  • Educational advocacy
  • Review and attendance at IEP
  • Consultative support services
  • Training to school team
  • Educational advocacy
  • Mental Health advocacy
Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) / Psychoeducational Evaluations

If you, as the parent, disagree with your child's school district evaluation, you have the legal right to challenge the results and request an IEE. Often, an IEE is paid for by the student’s school district, and the aim is to provide additional expertise and an objective opinion in order to best meet a student’s learning needs. At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center, our team will provide a comprehensive IEE designed to identify the specific learning needs of your child, and help guide those involved in your child’s education to a plan of action for helping them learn and grow. Get more information about a private IEE here.

Autism Diagnosis/Assessment

Many parents worry when their children seem to be struggling at school, with friends or with at home. Sometimes as parents, we just have a sense that something is that our child is experiencing is different or more challenging. It may be helpful to seek an evaluation if you notice emotional outbursts, challenges with uncertainty, difficulty with communicating ideas, differences in connecting with others, motivational issues, or hurdles in completing the tasks of childhood.

Learn more about evaluations and autism diagnosis assessments here.

Re-Evaluations

Even after receiving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, a re-evaluation may be required for school, insurance, college or benefits. In most cases, this re-evaluation is requested by an insurance company to ensure the diagnosis is up-to-date and consistent with the latest DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. An insurance company or school can request a re-evaluation take place once every three years for you or your child.

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center we offer comprehensive psychological evaluations that will satisfy insurance, school and government requirements. Learn more about Autism Re-Evaluations here.

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Education-Related Services

Our children spend a good portion of their lives at school. Children should experience school as a place of growth, opportunity and community. Too often, children are misunderstood or mistreated within the educational environment.

We Can Help

In the popular educational model, is often true that “appropriate” is considered good enough. But we know that as parents, you want the best, not just appropriate. When your child is struggling at school, there are strategies and solutions that can be put into place that will help your child flourish. We can collaborate with you and your child’s school to discover, discuss and implement person-first solutions.

The Family Guidance & Therapy Center is a Certified Non-Public Agency providing educationally-related services for public and private schools.

Non-public Agency (NPA)
  • Educationally related mental health
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • NPA instructional aide using RDI®
  • RDI® services in school
  • Training to staff
  • Consultative services to team
  • Personalized programming
  • Advocacy
Privately Funded School Services
  • Observational assessment with report
  • Educational advocacy
  • Review and attendance at IEP
  • Consultative support services
  • Training to school team
  • Educational advocacy
  • Mental Health advocacy
Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) / Psychoeducational Evaluations

If you, as the parent, disagree with your child's school district evaluation, you have the legal right to challenge the results and request an IEE. Often, an IEE is paid for by the student’s school district, and the aim is to provide additional expertise and an objective opinion in order to best meet a student’s learning needs. At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center, our team will provide a comprehensive IEE designed to identify the specific learning needs of your child, and help guide those involved in your child’s education to a plan of action for helping them learn and grow. Get more information about a private IEE here.

Autism Diagnosis/Assessment

Many parents worry when their children seem to be struggling at school, with friends or with at home. Sometimes as parents, we just have a sense that something is that our child is experiencing is different or more challenging. It may be helpful to seek an evaluation if you notice emotional outbursts, challenges with uncertainty, difficulty with communicating ideas, differences in connecting with others, motivational issues, or hurdles in completing the tasks of childhood.

Learn more about evaluations and autism diagnosis assessments here.

Re-Evaluations

Even after receiving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, a re-evaluation may be required for school, insurance, college or benefits. In most cases, this re-evaluation is requested by an insurance company to ensure the diagnosis is up-to-date and consistent with the latest DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. An insurance company or school can request a re-evaluation take place once every three years for you or your child.

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center we offer comprehensive psychological evaluations that will satisfy insurance, school and government requirements. Learn more about Autism Re-Evaluations here.

Contact Us to Learn More

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Live purposefully. Love fully. Grow with us!

Family Guidance and Therapy Center

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683 

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Orange County
657-999-3232

Inland Empire (Temecula)
951-506-1919

Petaluma
707-533-1230

 

 

Copyright 2016-2020 |  Website: AlfordCreative | Terms of Use

 

 

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232  

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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