What is an Independent Educational Consultant and what are the benefits of hiring one?

Independent Educational Consultants can provide a student and family with individual attention, firsthand knowledge of hundreds of educational opportunities, and the time to explore all of the options.

With their extensive knowledge of schools and colleges, independent consultants can broaden the potential choices, and provide vital help in weighing factors such as cost, location and curriculum. With an IEC, your student has the opportunity to explore a wider variety of options and discuss possibilities in a meaningful way.

Independent Educational Consultants (IECA Members) subscribe to the Principals of Good Practice. Consultants work on behalf of the families and are not monetarily compensated by programs.

What can I expect when working with a Consultant?

Independent educational consultants begin with an evaluation, to help your child identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as educational objectives, choices, and plans.

Testing: When appropriate, the consultant will recommend testing for purposes of psychological or academic assessment.

Options: The IEC will work with your family to consider the full range of educational and therapeutic possibilities, and provide a broad selection of pertinent information for consideration.

Advice: IECs give students and families unbiased advice and recommendations based on their professional judgment of a student’s needs and abilities. IECA member consultants are compensated directly by their clients, and do not receive any compensation from educational institutions.

What types of programs are available?

There are several different types of programs that serve many different needs. The Romeyn Collective is familiar with 100’s of programs across the United States and beyond. Programs such as; Residential treatment facilities, Therapeutic boarding schools, Outdoor Experiential programs, Young Adult Transitional Programs, Local coaching supports, Vocational programs, Community Colleges. In addition to those programs, there are several Government sponsored programs; California Regional Centers, Department of Rehabilitation.

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