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Guiding Families to Better Educational Outcomes

Rachel Krisbergh, M.Ed., understands the unique obstacles that families face when seeking special educational resources and social-emotional support. Her mission is to empower parents with the knowledge and tools they need to make confident decisions about their child's education. Her holistic approach is built on a foundation of trust and compassion, which allows her to help parents understand the multitude of options available and eliminate the feeling of being overwhelmed.

With personalized attention, she guides you through the process of finding the right resources, offering strategies and expert advice tailored to your child's specific needs. Rachel works collaboratively so you can make informed decisions, advocate effectively, and ensure that your child receives the resources and opportunities necessary to thrive academically and beyond.  

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When To Reach Out

When To Reach Out

We are here to support  parents throughout their child's educational journey and are ready to help at every stage of the process.  

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This Is Brand New, Where Do I Start?

Whether you have seen changing behaviors at home, or your child's teacher has raised concerns, we know it can be overwhelming not knowing where to start.  We are here to help you from the beginning.

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Something Isn't Working, What's Next?

There are times during your child's educational journey when you realize that additional resources are necessary, or that the current approach is not working. We'll evaluate where things are and find the additional support your child needs to be successful.

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Considering A New School, What Now?

You may have been advised to explore different school options, or your child is at a transition point in their educational journey. We have extensive knowledge of school options and will guide you through the process to find the right fit.

Services

Solutions

Our process starts with an initial consultation to get to know each other and discuss the challenges your family is facing. We will work together to create a personalized plan for success that could include some of the solutions below.

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School Placement Services

  • Develop a customized list of public, private, boarding and therapeutic boarding schools

  • Review and manage deadlines and procedures for tours, interviews and applications

  • Provide tips to strengthen the applications

  • Guidance for families in final decision-making

  • Prepare students for school admission interviews 

  • Support family transition to school

  • Monitor, support, and provide ongoing consultation of the students' progress while in school or program

IEP and 504 Consultation

  • Review and summarize educational reports and testing

  • Special education process clarification 

  • Streamline communication with all service providers

  • Generate a list of possible 504 Plan accommodations

  • Review effectiveness of IEP goals and recommend areas for improvement

  • Attend 504 and IEP meetings and advocate on families' behalf 

  • Provide parent coaching ahead of meetings

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Advisory

  • Guide parents through initial stages of determining child's needs 

  • Review and summarize educational reports and testing

  • Provide academic and behavioral strategies

  • Referral to local professionals for evaluations and services

  • Parent coaching for effective communication with school/teachers

  • Propose next steps for parents feeling ready to do it on their own 

About Rachel

About Rachel

Rachel has been an educator and community leader for children and families for over fifteen years. She received a Master's degree in both Special Education and General Education from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Lafayette College. 

Rachel was a special education teacher for ten years in both public and private schools in New York City. She has significant experience navigating the process of developing, acquiring and maintaining an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan and helping families understand the best academic placements and support services available.   

 

She served on the Board of the Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service including two years as Vice President on the Executive Board.   Rachel held many Executive Committee roles on the PTA of her children's school, including President, Vice President and Treasurer.  She was also the President of the SEPTA (Special Education PTA) for her school district for three years.  

 

Rachel lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and two children.    

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Contact

Serving the New York 
Tri-State Area

(516) 971-3375

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