Counseling & Therapist Services

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  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Assertiveness Training

  • Blended Families

  • Brain Injury Counseling

  • Conflict Resolution

Special Education Advocacy and Consultation 

New Perspective Counseling Services knows how confusing it can be for parents to navigate the Special Education programs in our public schools. While we are fortunate to have excellent schools in our local districts, there is not always sufficient staff to give a parent the individualized attention he or she deserves. We are here to help you and give you all of the support, information, and advocacy to help you through from design to implementation of your child's customized special education plan.

Our specialist, Tammy Cyra, M.Ed. has worked as a Special Education instructor in the Dallas ISD for nearly 20 years, as well as providing consultation services to parents of Special Education students throughout her career.

We offer as much or as little assistance as you require. Parents may wish to attend our 2-hour informative training designed to assist them in working on their own with the school; or parents may want to choose the consultation package that best suits their needs. Informative sessions include:

  • ARD 101: How to read an IEP.

  • Understanding Special Education Law and Rights - FERPA & PL-94-142.

  • Difference between an Accommodation and a Modification.

  • Understanding the eligibility criteria for STAAR ALT 2 and STAAR.

Our Consultation Packages Include the following (Contact Tammy Cyra for pricing):

Option One:                                                        

  1. Initial Consultation – Introduction and a snapshot of your child’s current Individualized Education Program (IEP).

  2. Pre-Admission Review Dismissal (ARD) review and conference – Formal review of the assessment page, schedule of services, accommodations, modifications, goals and objectives, and placement. 

  3. Action Plan to Address Needs – Developing an action plan to address the assets and shortcomings of the current IEP.

Option Two:                                                        

  1. All components of Option 1 plus;

  2. Annual ARD Representation including:

    1. Written correspondence to teachers and administration,

    2. formal classroom observations as needed,

    3. attendance at ARD meetings (travel costs may apply).  This includes: failure ARD, manifestation (behavior) ARD, extended school year (ESY) ARD, and graduation ARD.

Option Three:                                                                    

  1. All services included in Option 1 and 2 plus;

  2. Home Visits – Address behavioral interventions and develop visual schedules to implement within the home. The visual schedules will be similar to those utilized within the classroom.

  3. All Parent Training Presentations:

    1. ARD 101: How to read an IEP.

    2. Understanding Special Education Law and Rights - FERPA & PL-94-142.

    3. Difference between an Accommodation and a Modification.

    4. Understanding the eligibility criteria for STAAR ALT 2 and STAAR

Please contact Tammy Cyra at 214-454-3446 for more information.

Open Horizons
Life Enrichment and Educational Center

3205 County Rd. 325
McKinney, TX 75069

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