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Removing Before and After School Roadblocks for Student Success with Amy Mounce & Shari Perry

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Amy Mounce & Shari Perry about removing before and after-school roadblocks for student success. Amy & Shari are the owners of Proactive Strategies & Solutions where they equip all stakeholders with the knowledge base and strategic approaches to facilitate children and adolescents’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success. They are based in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, but provide both in-person and virtual services throughout the country. Today we will answer these questions: What roadblocks are parents seeing before & after school? Why are students experiencing these roadblocks?  How can parents get to the root cause of these roadblocks to help remove them? Let’s go through some example scenarios/questionsHow do I help my child when they say they don’t understand the homework or what was taught in school?    What can I do when my child comes home with incomplete and unorganized materials? Even with constant reminders, my child cannot complete their morning or afternoon routines, why is that and how can I better assist them? How do I help my child when they have meltdowns before going to school? How do I help my child when they have meltdowns at homework time?   More about Amy As a passionate educator, Amy is dedicated to empowering students, families, and educators to improve students’ success across all domains.  While student, staff, and school communities’ needs are ever-changing, having a systematic, data-driven approach to identify needs and proactively modify approaches, strategies, and supports results in improved academic and social-emotional success of students and educators.  As an experienced certified special educator in public and private institutions at multiple levels for students with varying disabilities including learning disabilities, Autism, OHI, anxiety, vision impairments, and twice-exceptional, university instructor and teacher intern supervisor, educational diagnostician, advocate, and parent and educator trainer for over 25 years and a mother of two, Amy understands the importance of working proactively and collaboratively with stakeholders to create effective and sustainable supports across settings to meet academic and social-emotional needs of clients.   More about Shari As a lifelong special educator, Shari is dedicated to the success of all students. Over her 30-year career, she has acted as a liaison between students, families, school staff, and community support agencies at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Shari has vast experience in both comprehensive and alternative school settings, supporting students with specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, autism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and those identified as twice exceptional. The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a unique set of challenges for schools, families, and students. As a mother, Shari has seen the impact both at home and at work. Her expertise in various parts of the educational field enables her to utilize proven and current data-driven strategies that yield comprehensive, structured plans of support customized to meet the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of her clients.   Links and Resources: Their practice: Make sure to subscribe and follow us on social media so you never miss an episode! Website:  Facebook:  Instagram:  Youtube:  LinkedIn: 

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