Andrea Goodman,

Ed.D.

 

 

 

Andrea Goodman has supported over 100 families.

 

 

 

What is an educational advocate?

 

An educational advocate is a professional who works with the family, the student, the school and all other relevant professionals to assure that each student receives the appropriate education necessary to optimize his/her opportunity to achieve to the highest level of his/her potential.


An IEP (Individualized Education Program) is a commitment in writing of the resources the school agrees to provide based upon the individual needs of each student. Periodic reviews of the IEP serve as an evaluation of the student's progress toward meeting educational goals and objectives.

 

As advocates, we represent the student and family in obtaining the best possible modifications, accommodations or auxiliary aids that will support the student in participating in and benefiting from all educational programs and activities.  In addition, we work with families and schools in assuring that the appropriate assessments are used to determine a student’s current level of educational performance, and that an education plan is solidly based on the needs of the student.

 

 

"They are persons of the highest character and accomplished professionals. Most of all, they always do what is right for the students and families with whom they work."

Mike Peterson, Headmaster

The Winston School

 

 

"They manage to accomplish everything in a friendly intelligent manner. They are never contentious and I have never left a meeting thinking that my son received anything but the best of what was available to him".

Donna Agins, Parent