help and hope for everyone: individuals or parents, ages 9 to adult


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Jan is a published author, researcher, and assessment specialist, and has a master's degree in Special Education from the University of Kansas, remains enrolled in university coursework for updated current knowledge. She has taught in seven public school districts in four states, and has also measured, evaluated, and instructed over 2500 students privately, ages 9 to adult. Plus - raised three children to highly successful career heights. See our companion website:

For Understanding Virtual Learning, and helping parents beat dyslexia, or any other learning problems, I recommend the 2009 book: "Virtual Schools: A Guide to Optimizing Your Child's Education." by Kanna, Gilles, and Culver, New York: Macmillan

article to read regarding parenting your child with online learning:

"Frustrated Parents: Creating a Promising Future"

Now, visit our nonprofit parent assessment information website,

To find out more about parent advocacy, check "" web site: (2004 Federal Special Education IDEA - "Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act" - P. L. 446-Statute) Quote from Wright's Law advocacy web site: "To accomplish your objective of getting a good educational program for your child, you must have accurate information about your child. This information includes the results of different psychological and educational assessment tests.

Do not accept professional advice, even from physicians and psychologists, without a solid measurement testing assessment for your child or yourself. Dyslexia is a complex, many faceted issue, and is not resolved by pills.

If you don't have good quality diagnostic evaluations by an expert in the private sector, you won't be able to develop an appropriate educational program for your child.

School psychologists can be overworked with too many referral requests. So, what options do you have?" in "School Problems: It's the Kids' Fault!" page 8

Click here for this article and information: Wrights Law - regarding IDEA Federal 2004 Statute - a reauthorization of the 1997 law.

The student has a problem and can not process incoming information accurately nor retain it! They need help! With tutoring or mind mapping scanning, the problem remains, as the brain has not changed its' learning potential!

Obtain an Outside Independent Second Opinion and use Jan as an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) on school assessments, evaluations, Individual Educational Placements (IEP's), reports, and grade or special services placements. Are you aware that it is a federal law through the 2004, IDEA statute (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) that school districts are required to pay for a second opinion if you are not satisfied with their evaluation results? Do you need assistance with a school referral placement or how to interpret the IEP?

For Example:
"The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written document that is developed for each eligible child with a disability, like a learning disability. The Part B regulations of IDEA specify, the procedures that school districts must follow to develop, review and revise the IEP for each child. The document linked here sets out the IEP content that those regulations require." (4 pages) On page 3, there is a content choice that the child can take an alternate assessment that is selected and is appropriate for the child.
Click here for: IEP Form Content for Parents

Looking at this information will help you prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team in advance of the meeting. Document information will help build a healthy working relationship with school personnel, and you will be able to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team.

Mem-ExSpan, Inc. and Innovative Learning Stratagems, Inc. as partners, are listed in the "Yellow Pages for Kids" and in the Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) as affiliates.

Arrange for an initial no-charge 12 minute personalized phone consultation with Jan regarding you or your child's special needs.

The first complimentary 12 minutes are scheduled by email only. Additional telephone conferences are scheduled on Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm Central Daylight Time.

You can talk to Jan regarding:

The assessment and evaluation information for a baseline IEP second opinion, or
- About personalized learning strategies that will help your child absorb information better.
- "Professional Talk" about your own or your child's learning problems, how to work with your school, with Jan, the parent of three, who has years of experience as a teacher, parent, and consultant!

    Fees are affordable

Estimate how many conference minutes you would like. In many cases, schools pay for outside opinions if you are not satisfied with their conclusions.

How to get started:

  • Email Jan ( to schedule a free "Get Acquainted" 10 minute consultation time on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 Central Time. In the subject line state: "scheduling BTA consulting". Give your telephone number and time Jan can confirm the session. "
  • Jan will reply in the email a conference time to talk for 10 minutes and discuss Jan's rates. Confirm again by email.
  • Confer with Jan at the 10 minute scheduled time. If desired, then -
  • Jan will email a second scheduled conference time. You will reconfirm this email, and schedule a payment. At the scheduled time, you will call Jan.
  • Have the personalized prepaid conference call.

  • Jan Kuyper Erland, Intervention Consultant
    Mem-ExSpan, Inc.
    The Bridge To Achievement ®