In addition to assessment and therapeutic services, CHPP provides a range of consulative and educational services so that parents and children are well-informed and can make educated decisions about a range of issues, from early behavior challenges to college planning.
There are many common difficulties that occur during early childhood, including difficulties with early sleep habits, feeding, toileting, and temper tantrums. Even though these problems are common, they can be very challenging for parents and children alike. Our practice provides a range of services to help you and your child get through these challenges, including consultations with parents to provide objective advice and develop strategies, brief therapy sessions to work closely with you and your child on specific behaviors, or in-home visits to tackle more complicated problems.
Education is the cornerstone of everything we do at CHPP. When you learn about your issues, you have the power to manage them –
and even resolve them.
While we will work with you in therapy and counseling sessions to deal with any issue you, your family, or your child has, we also offer additional parent education resources.
The Call-In Hour is offered once a week every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. It provides a time for parents to ask therapists questions about common child development and management concerns, such as toileting, peer and sibling issues, study and work habit concerns, discipline issues, and the like. The Call–In Hour phone number is 919-942-4166, ext. 110
Children with learning differences often require specific types of support in order to make progress in school and accurately demonstrate their knowledge. In many cases, your child’s academic experience and the supports that your child receives at school depend on your ability to navigate the “system,” such as understanding what types of accommodations or interventions are available, the appropriate type of classroom for your child, and other related issues. Additionally, it is important to understand how to be an assertive advocate for your child while maintaining a healthy relationship with your school.
Our practice has a number of clinicians and educational specialists with many years of experience working with families and schools to provide your child with their ideal learning environment. We have worked with public and private schools from pre-school through college. Our level of support depends on your specific needs, but can range from providing advice on how to work with schools, attending meetings with parents and school personnel, classroom observations, and meeting with teachers and other school personnel.
We meet with the student and family to determine what they’re looking for in the college experience. We assess interests and temperament characteristics that will be used to match to college programs and campuses. We review school records and other testing information to determine educational needs and schools that provide the appropriate level of challenge and growth for the student. We help generate a list of colleges to be explored. We provide guidance on how to evaluate campuses and programs for determining goodness of fit. For students with special learning challenges, we help determine if the level of support offered by a school meets their needs. If additional testing is needed, we have access to a variety of specialists to assist in the assessment process, including neuropsychologists, school psychologists, and speech and language pathologists, academic tutors and ADHD coaches.
Why Use An Educational Consultant?
It has become increasingly competitive to get into college.
Consultants regularly visit a range of campuses and have assessed the type of students well-matched to each campus, the atmosphere of the campus, and available campus resources.
We look beyond grades and test scores to identify each student’s experiences and unique abilities.
A college education is a significant financial investment. We want to help students and families feel informed about their choices and potential opportunities to maximize post-college success.
We work with a range of students with specific educational goals or needs. These may include:
Early High School Mapping
Junior/Senior Year – Work with students who are in the process of visiting and applying to colleges
Targeted Interest – Professional schools, arts/music-focused, sports
Learning Needs – For students who are seeking a college program that provides extra support and accommodation for academic success. These students would typically include students diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and those diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder.
Gap Year – Experiential learning opportunities prior to entering the college environment.
Transfer Students – Moving from a community college to a four-year institution or relocating across four-year colleges.
Community College or Specific Training Programs - Such as culinary arts or automotive/”vocational”