Groundbreaking Book Release: A Parent’s Guide to Hiring an Educational Consultant
A groundbreaking book is now available, A Parent’s Guide to Hiring an Educational Consultant: Helping Parents to Rebuild Their Children’s Lives. The book presents extensive guidance to parents about the mission and work of Independent Educational Consultants (ECs) and Therapeutic Consultants (TCs). It helps the reader find the right fit or therapeutic program for their pre-teen, adolescent, or young adult. Whether educational, therapeutic, or special needs are preventing them from thriving, this book was conceived to be the source of information missing from today’s educational settings.
Authored by Kenneth Davis, MA Ed, he states his purpose for undertaking this monumental task. “It is very much a passion of mine to help parents gain a better and deeper knowledge about the how-tos and whys working with ECs and TCs can help their family.” First released in April 2022 by Author House Publications, it was rereleased by Amazon Books later that year. It is available from other booksellers, including Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart Thrift Books, and Draft-2-Digital.
The 250-page guide is filled with research-based information for parents based on Mr. Davis’ over 20 years of experience in health care and 14 years as an EC. He also trained as a clinician in psychiatric and physical medicine and rehabilitation as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Kenneth Davis graduated from Pepperdine University and earned his MA Ed in 2004. He is also a graduate of Abilene Christian University, having garnered a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Following is a sample of the topics included in the guide: how and where to locate a consultant and the services they provide; the differences between educational and therapeutic consultants and international agents; the ins and outs of student placement; typical, atypical, and international placement options; working with students with special needs and learning differences; what to expect with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504- plan. Traditional boarding schools, day schools, college costs, and finances are discussed. Student visas, international placement, and the Gap year experience are explored. Other topics related to students’ needs include treatment programs for substance use, addiction issues, and support for families needing counseling and parent coaching.
The author carefully breaks each chapter down in the guide and explores multiple options for parents. For the reader’s convenience, a note section for each chapter allows them to keep notes and personal insight into each chapter as they explore all aspects of working with an Educational Consultant.
The guide explores education, funding, abilities and disabilities, and other topics and their impact on parents facing their children’s future education in numerous settings. Lastly, the guide examines how young adults can benefit from transition programs that provide building blocks for the problems facing young people today.
About Kenneth Davis, MA Ed CTRS
Kenneth Davis is the Chief Executive Officer for Educational Planning and Consulting Services and has worked in the industry for 11 years with a broad knowledge of healthcare as a clinical therapist and education as a special education teacher. He is an Independent Clinical Educational Consultant who specializes in working with families of children ages 5-18 and young adults ages 18-26. In these programs and schools, he shares placement issues with parents helping them to make critical decisions. He works with families all over the United States and abroad.