Navigating the services available at the school level can be frustrating and overwhelming for parents new to the process.  Many don't even know what to ask for in terms of help for their children. 

Zarlasht Ahmad, a school psychologist, joins us to talk about the services available at the school level for children needing additional academic support.  

As part of her duties, Zarlasht conducts psycho-educational assessments and collaborates with both school staff and families in developing plans that offer educational supports and/or services necessary for students to be successful in school. 

In this episode we address:

  • Requesting Services For Your Child
  • How to handle the school meetings
  • Counseling and mental health services at the school level
  • 504 accommodations
  • IEPs: what they are and how to get them for your child. 

Other links mentioned: 


Visit for more information about accessing services for your child.   

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