Spotlight on Professional Members
This month, xMinds would like to highlight the following renewing Professional Members:
EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Stephanie Frumkin; Stephanie@exceptionaleducationalsolutions.com; 724.320.9026
701 Hyde Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Services: Educational consulting
Exceptional Educational Solutions offers educational consulting to help parents of Pre-K to grade 12 students find the best school options, whether traditional or alternative, that work for the whole family. We specialize in working with bright students with learning differences including ADHD, autism, anxiety, behavioral challenges, and learning disabilities.
GUIDING EXCEPTIONAL PARENTS, LLC
Sarah Wayland; firstname.lastname@example.org; 301.768.8503
4711 Sheridan Street, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Services: Social Skills Therapy; Behavioral Therapy; Educational Consulting;Coaching
Sarah Wayland, Ph.D., is a parenting coach, certified RDI consultant, and a special needs care navigator at Guiding Exceptional Parents, LLC. Her work as a parenting coach involves working closely with families to figure out which parenting strategies are best suited to their family - taking the profiles of both the caregivers and the child into account.
As an RDI™ consultant, Dr. Wayland works with parents to show them how to teach their children the essential skills that make relationships work. She teaches them how to identify problems, and through a highly customized program that takes both their profile and their child’s profile into account, they learn how to teach the missing skills. She also work with teens and adults to help them learn the skills necessary for making and maintaining meaningful relationships.
Her Special Needs Navigation Services are designed to help parents learn how to access resources and knowledge so they can confidently and effectively help their children. She knows how to effectively navigate clinical care and educational systems, how to evaluate reports, and how to help prioritize.
THE IVYMOUNT SCHOOL & PROGRAMS
Carolyn Leskowitz Woodham; email@example.com; 301.469.0223
11614 Seven Locks Road, Rockville, MD 20854
Services: Private school; Nonprofit organization; Occupational therapy; Speech/language therapy; Social skills therapy; Behavioral therapy; Educational consulting; Athletics/recreational support
Ivymount School and Programs provides school- and community-based services for children and young adults with special needs from throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The school program serves more than 200 students, ages 4–21, with speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The classrooms are structured to serve students with a range of academic and cognitive abilities, including, in some cases, those who have the potential to obtain a high school diploma.
Ivymount Outreach Programs serve students, teachers, and parents to support children with learning and developmental challenges in the community through assessments, evaluations, therapies and professional development. The goal in all of the programs is to help children and young adults achieve their highest level of development and independence to live with dignity and self-respect. Ivymount School has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Founded in 1961, Ivymount celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011.
Caron Starobin, LCSW-C; firstname.lastname@example.org; 301.524.4450
413 Olandwood Court, Ste 104, Olney, MD 20832
Services: Psychological counseling; Social skills therapy.
Starobin Counseling offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy. In individual & family counseling for people on the autism spectrum, individuals learn relationship skills and tools for thinking with greater flexibility, and family members learn to interact with greater ease and compassion with their loved ones. Starobin Counseling provides the MoCo PEERS® social skills program for teens and young adults in collaboration with Jamell White, Ph.D., LCSW-C. The MoCo PEERS® groups help participants practice and generalize relationship skills with their peers, families, and communities. Starobin Counseling also facilitates a parent support group program, called Parents Together. The parent groups offer parents information, resources, emotional support, and connection to other parents with similar experiences and aims to strengthen the capacity of parents to navigate the maze of services for their children, adolescents, and young adults.
As a benefit to both our families and professional members, xMinds publishes information about our professional member service providers here in the xMindsWire as well as in a Professional Member Services Directory on our website. Inclusion in the directory is voluntary and does not constitute our endorsement.