LEARNING DISABILITIES DIVISION
Directed by Jennifer Engel Fisher
Educational Services for students and families facing learning disabilities in the education setting.
The WEG Learning Disabilities Division’s primary goal is to assist parent(s)/guardian(s) of students with various learning disabilities in navigating the educational system and securing the appropriate school services and placement options necessary to meet the unique learning needs of your child.
We collaborate closely with school teams and families, offering our expert insights and crafting tailored programming to foster your child's academic and social-emotional growth.
Our expertise encompasses a wide range of learning disabilities, including twice-exceptional learners, ensuring that you and your child have access to the resources needed for optimal success.
Jennifer Engel Fisher, M.S, Assistant Director of Weinfeld Education Group, leads the Advocacy, School Selection, and Educational Assessment divisions, overseeing a team of dedicated advocates. With extensive experience as an educator and a passion for empowering parents through special education/Section 504 processes, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge in developing strength-based IEPs, Section 504 Plans, data collection, educational assessments, training, and differentiated instruction. Her background in administering and analyzing educational assessments provides parents with concrete data to make informed decisions for their child's educational programming.
The Learning Disabilities Division of WEG is dedicated to supporting families of students struggling to overcome learning challenges that impact their academic and social-emotional success. Our team is committed to providing advocacy, expert witness services, and information related to evidence-based programs such as Orton-Gillingham, OG Plus, Foundations, and all three Project Read strands.
Together, we strive to create an environment where students with learning disabilities can thrive and achieve their full potential.
In the course of our work, we also make recommendations for any additional assessments or services that may be necessary to help your child to realize their potential.
We are available to continue to monitor the implementation of the plan that we have helped create and to make any necessary changes or updates.
Although we do not accept insurance, families may qualify for a reduced rate for our advocacy services based on a review of financial need. Some families may qualify for funding for WEG’s work through the Low Intensity Support Service program, LISS. Round 1 opens May 1st.
Parents of students who are Black and have special needs may also qualify for some no cost services through SEE US.
We speak with you to understand your concerns and goals.
We review related educational records, including assessments, previous plans (IEP/504), report cards, and communication between home and school.
We collaborate with all involved professionals to gain an understanding of their perspectives.
We observe your child in school (without their knowing we are there to see them). While at school, we speak with involved school staff to gain an understanding of their perspective.
We meet with you to present our expert opinion, including changes that may be needed in the current program and any suggestions for alternative public and/or private programs.
We communicate with school personnel through phone calls, written communication and/or meetings to advocate for the necessary changes in program and/or placement.
We make recommendations, including if your child needs additional assessments, a different program or placement, and provide resources to you to support your child.