Educational and Psychological Counseling
Does your child struggle with grades or retaining material?
Do they seem frustrated or bored with school?
Are they making decent grades, but just seem unhappy?
A child’s educational experience has a lasting impact throughout their adult life. Whether a student has a learning disability or is struggling through emotional challenges, it is critical that schools understand each child’s needs and support them appropriately.
Unfortunately, with thousands of students and school staff being spread thin, it’s common for a child’s needs to fall through the cracks. The process for receiving additional services can feel daunting for parents, making it difficult to ensure their children are being provided a fair, effective, and nurturing educational environment.
At Variations Psychology, we are dedicated to helping children get the support they deserve to reach their academic potential. Our Educational Consulting services empower parents to become informed advocates for their child’s needs.
During your Educational Counseling experience, our Specialist will:
Get to know you and your child
Learn your concerns about your child’s academic experience
Evaluate your child’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development
Conduct any necessary diagnostic tests for issues that may impact their learning such as:
Specific Learning Disabilities (Math, Reading, or Written Expression)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Visual or Hearing Impairments
Depression or Anxiety
Help you understand your child’s unique needs
Create an educational plan to support your family’s goals
Walk you through the process of seeking accommodations or special services including:
Functional Behavior Assessment
Response to Intervention
Submitting accommodations request for the SAT or ACT
Help you interpret evaluation findings conducted by the school
Empower you to be an advocate for your child if the school is not meeting their need
What’s more, our Educational Specialist is available to visit your school with you to support you in understanding your child’s needs, and making informed choices about their academic future.
Meet our Educational Specialist, Dr. Marta M. Shinn
Dr. Marta M. Shinn, PhD is a specialist in child and educational psychology. She has a passion for helping children and families and has been providing educational counseling services for over 15 years. From diagnoses to educational planning and counseling, Dr. Shinn’s expertise provides invaluable support every step of the way. Click here to learn more about Dr. Shinn
If you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or confused regarding your child’s academic needs, Dr. Shinn and the team at Variations Psychology would love to be your resource.
Interested in Educational Counseling? Connect with Us!
If you are interested in educational counseling or therapy services, please contact us. We would love to talk with you and discuss what therapy could look like for you.
More about Variations Psychology
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Take a look at our specialists page and learn more about what we do.
We are based in Newport Beach, California and love to connect with our community. We cannot wait to meet you.