A parent is a child’s best advocate.

However, if you are a parent/caregiver of a child who is struggling to achieve academics and/or social success, you may need a special education consultant.

As a special education consultant, I utilize my expertise and passion to support and guide families who have a child with learning differences that may require a free and appropriate education (FAPE). I work directly with families to secure the necessary services their child deserves. This does always mean special education. There are civil rights in a 504 plan to meet unique learning challenges outside of special education.

I have over twenty years’ experience in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs), assessments, and the special education process.

I hold an advanced degree in Disability Studies, a Master’s Degree in special education, and both a professional teaching and life teaching credential in learning differences form the state of California. In addition, I am a Board Certified Educational Therapist (BCET). I have had a private practice for over fifteen years providing direct services to students with learning differences. I am transitioning my practice to work directly with families.


Paula provided the educational support that Mia needed to succeed given her processing deficits. Paula worked one on one with Mia to help her to be more successful in school. Paula always went above and beyond and also attended IEP meetings with me as a consultant for Mia. It was extremely helpful in establishing IEP goals and also to be sure that they were being met each year. She also assisted me with the understanding and support that I needed to better understand the process. I continue to utilize Paula and her expertise in this field as Mia continues to progress from grade to grade.

– Laura McDermott

Paula is an excellent Board Certified Educational Therapist (BCET) to work with. She is very professional and knowledgeable. Always keeps our best interests in mind. She’s direct and forthcoming with her advice while still being respectful of our wishes. Friendly and responsive.

– T.Tran

We have consulted with Paula on numerous occasions over the years. Even though we are not in the same city or district, she is exceptional with remote consultation. Paula is very thorough in reviewing all the paperwork, explaining nuances of tests performed, and teaching us how to integrate with our son's team of professionals. Her passion, expertise, and professionalism have been a tremendous asset for our family.

– MH