For years, Laura Passmore has been helping me and my child navigate the confusing and emotional road of ADHD diagnosis and subsequent IEP and 504 Accommodation Plans. When my child began showing indications that he was struggling in school, I tried to incentivize him to study harder, go to tutoring, memorize facts, read more, practice math formulas, meet with teachers. He was so frustrated that he could not retain information and he learned so differently than the teachers were teaching. I didn’t realize the struggle he was really feeling. I met with Principals and School Psychologists, Gen. Ed. teachers and Special Ed. teachers, but I didn’t know the questions to ask to get to the root of my child’s learning differences.
When Laura and I met, she opened my eyes to the fact that my child had a verifiable reason to have accommodations in the classroom. She advocated for him in meetings with Principals, teachers, psychologists and counselors in order to educate them about my child’s learning style and accommodations that HE IS ENTITLED TO in order to help him learn. I felt supported, having Laura in my corner, and I felt that my child would finally receive the education he deserved because someone who intricately knew the educational system would be speaking for him.
As a parent, I only saw my child struggling in school. I didn’t know how to identify his needs or even ask the right questions of the administrators, in order to help my child succeed.
Every child deserves the chance to learn. In today’s overcrowded classrooms, with fast-paced curricula and districts that have restricted Special Education funding, it is imperative to have an advocate who knows the right questions to ask and who knows the laws that pertain to Special Education. Laura Passmore puts children first and always keeps the child’s best interest at the forefront of her meetings.
Any parent who has a child who is struggling in school, who doesn’t know how to help them, can rest assured that their child will have the best, most well-versed, professional advocate for their child with Laura Passmore in their corner.