Introducing Educational Support Services
Distant and hybrid learning has become the new reality for parents and students. Many parents – already fatigued – are struggling to balance work-related obligations with the demands of stay-at-home parenthood. This is made even more complicated when behavioral health issues are also present. To help ease the burden that the pandemic has caused, and support families in navigating these challenging times, OPG is excited to be providing specialized in-home and virrtual education support services for families of children with autism, learning disabilities, and special needs.
Personalized Educational Support Consultation
During your educational support consultation, an OPG professional will meet with your family, in person or virtually, to determine the family system’s holistic needs. The OPG professional will follow up with a comprehensive educational experience plan that factors in the ages of the children, individual interests, behavioral health diagnosis, and family’s need for in-home educational supervision. Our professional will review the plan with the family, coordinate logistics (ex. activity enrollment), find additional resources when needed, create calendars or other organizational systems for family members, and can recommend additional OPG services as appropriate.
Private Educational Coaching Services
Many parents voice concerns about their capacities to provide intensive structure for their children with autism or learning disabilities during summer months, while simultaneously balancing their professional and domestic obligations. Traditional childcare resources may not be available or provide a high level of educational engagement. OPG private educational coaches can find productive activities for children and young adults that fall into several domains:
- Participating in physical activities (i.e., canoeing, hiking, biking, tennis)
- Building relationships (i.e., hosting virtual playdates, letter writing)
- Cultivating hobbies (i.e., helping clients to identify areas of interest, finding relevant resources, and engaging in activities side by side)
- Contributing to the home and surrounding communities (i.e., supervising chores, finding virtual volunteer opportunities)
How Does Personalized Education Coaching Work?
OPG personalized education coaches are available for in-person and virtual support. They can support clients on an hourly, half-day, or full-day basis. In addition to providing in-home or virtual educational support to children and young adults, our Summer Mentoring Program includes coaching for parents to help them with common challenges including:
- Addressing challenging family dynamics
- Creating reasonable expectations
- Setting appropriate boundaries
- Implementing stress reduction techniques
- and Maintaining their own self-care routines
Educational Support for Autism
The O’Connor Professional Group offers personalized Autism support for children and young adults. Children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder require specialized and individual educational plans that account for behavioral health support. OPG’s professionals will help craft an individualized Autism educational support plan that covers each student’s unique needs.
Educational Support for Learning Disabilities
O’Connor Professional Group offers personalized support for children and young adults with Learning Disabilities. OPG offers individualized learning disability coaching services that help clients navigate students’ academic and behavioral health needs. Additionally, OPG also offers Executive Functioning Support for clients with learning disabilities to address each individual’s unique needs.
Respite Support Services for Children with Autism, Learning Disabilities, & Special Needs
Children and young adults with autism, learning disabilities, developmental challenges and other specialized needs are experiencing increased stress during the pandemic. As daily structure decreases, parents want to ensure that these children have adequate support. OPG Respite Support professionals have training in relevant disciplines (i.e., behavior modification, mental health) and can provide structure and engagement to clients in their communities and homes. Similar to OPG Private Educational Support Coaches, Respite Support Professionals are available virtually and in person. They can support clients on an hourly, half-day, or full-day basis. Parent coaching is a crucial component of respite support, helping parents to create behavioral schedules and expectations, understand effective limit-setting, and to manage crises.
If you or someone close to you might benefit from these summer-specific services or any of the services we offer, we invite you to reach out and schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. The OPG team is here to help make your experience with recovery as seamless as possible. Call us today at 617-910-3940 or fill out the form on our contact page to get started.