Julie and her staff of highly qualified professionals offer the following:

Tutoring

Tutoring sessions are designed utilizing a whole-child approach. This model is an integrated learning process in which students, K-12, gain knowledge about a particular subject area while gaining confidence and building skills.

Tutoring is designed specifically to meet your child’s needs, with the understanding that every student learns differently. Tutoring sessions encompass best-practice methods to create a meaningful, multi-sensory learning experience for your child that meets his/her learning objectives and needs.

All subjects.

Executive Functioning Skill Building

Executive Functioning Skills are essential to every day processes. They include the ability to start and stop actions/behaviors, set goals, recall information, organize, and to plan courses of action when faced with new tasks and/or situations. For a student with executive functioning deficits, navigating school tasks can be as frustrating and confusing as taking a cross-country road trip without a map or GPS.

Areas addressed in Skill Building Sessions:

  • Working Memory
  • Time Management
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Task Initiation
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Organization of Materials
  • Response Inhibition
  • Shift

Many students with special needs lack one or more of these skills. Putting these strategies into place can increase self-reliance, positive social behavior, self-esteem, and the ability to think about and control actions.

ADD and ADHD

Does homework take 2-3 times longer than it should to complete? Does your child have difficulty transitioning from one activity to the next? For parents of children with attention deficits, these struggles are frequent. Success By Design Education staff tailor ADD and ADHD Skill Sessions to address the specific attention needs of your child. Skill Sessions often focus on putting the following supports/strategies into place:

  • Environmental Supports (home and classroom)
  • Rehearsed and Interactive Listening
  • Movement Exercises
  • Structuring and Transitions
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
  • Sensory Integration Activities
  • Homework, Assignment and Test Taking Support
  • Instructional Strategies

Behavior Assessments and Planning

Behavior is a type of communication. For example, we might hug a person if we want to express feelings of love and welcome. Sometimes, however, children with behavior challenges choose inappropriate behaviors as a way of communicating.

The first step in addressing problematic behavior is to determine why the child exhibits the behavior. A Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) looks at the cause(s) and purpose(s) of the child’s current behavior.

Once behavior patterns are identified and assessed (through the FBA), appropriate alternative behaviors will be taught, utilizing the Positive Behavior Support model. These behaviors achieve the original purpose of the problem behavior in an alternative, healthy manner. With the addition of clear, rewarding, incremental and measurable behavior goals, students can start to see their needs/wants met in a positive, productive manner.

Family Consulting

Consultations center on empowering all members of the family. Sessions focus on building a working knowledge-basis and network of resources for families of children with special needs.

Focus areas can include:

  • How to be an Advocate for your child
  • Exploring and Understanding your child’s disability
  • Positive Behavior Support Planning and Implementation
  • Creating Positive At-Home Routines

To set up these services, Contact Julie Hagy-Hancock, M.S., at SuccessByDesignEducation@gmail.com or (757) 692-3528