Most people like to think the work they're doing and plans they're making are being made effectively and efficiently.
A decision has to be made. Research must be started and managed. Plans have to be designed and executed. Question: should one continue to solve problems alone or should the help of an outside professional be sought, a consultant who has the experience and skills not found in one's small business or school?
This is no small question.
DEHancockConsultancy's unique skills are yours for the asking.
Are you designing and implementing a teaching program or crafting a training for employees?
If so reach out to DEHancockConsultancy.
Need to perform skill-specific learning assessments of students or assess job-specific skills of potential employees?
It's DEHancockConsultancy you should call.
A school district has to improve an education program, creating the ability to measure success at different levels and in different ways. Given time involved and dollars to be invested, should the administration plan and design with their in-house staff or reach out for fresh expertise?
A big problem. DEHancockConsultancy has expertise and it's yours for the asking.
An attorney, representing a student receiving special education, is looking for a learning and transition assessment -one that includes in vivo, out-in-the-community assessment tasks- but simply can't find a consultant who performs non-traditional as well as traditional learning assessments.
Traditional battery of formal learning assessments combined with non-traditional reveals skills successfully learned and social, mobility and pre-vocational skills that must yet be learned for a successful transition to job training, a job or post high school education.
This is a real problem and, once again, DEHancockConsultancy has your solution.
A child has been referred to the IEP team for an assessment. Mom and dad are unsure what to do about this referral. Can they expect impartial, unbiased advise from the team about to do the evaluation? What are the possible consequences of saying yes to the evaluation? Or saying no?
Lots of tough questions for the family but the Consultancy offers hand-holding support throughout testing and beyond.
Or...a child and his family reach the time when the subject of transition planning must be discussed. This is an important point in a child's program of special education where supplemental services and training opportunities must be discussed.
Transition discussions are a big deal. We're talking about education and training above and beyond a child's daily special education program, services added to a child's IEP.
Transition services are supplemental social or pre-vocational experiences written into an IEP, designed to prepare a child for a move to another class or program, entry to world of work or post high school education.
But if a parent doesn't know about available supplemental services and programs and the IEP team doesn't bring them up, the child loses out.
DEHancockConsultancy should be at your side when preparing for these IEP transition discussions.
The director of special services needs a learning disabilities teacher/consultant for short periods of time, one who would perform assessments, attend meetings and case manage... essentially join the team on short notice for varying amounts of time.
Another real pressing issue but easily managed with the quick help of DEHancockConsultancy.
Building principal or private school director finds herself in a crisis. Her certificate-holding supervisor is unable to perform because of illness, and she needs a substitute supervisor like yesterday. Reaching out to David Hancock at the Consultancy has a certificate-holding supervisor there the next day, assuring compliance with state regulations.
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DEHancockConsultancy Services: traditional learning assessments of students, case management of students as well as assessment of education or training programs. If desired, transition assessments include in vivo, out-in-the-community tasks, as well as testing of mobility skills.
The Consultancy offers confidential support to parents, supervisors and attorneys. Considered an expert witness.
School and institution client list: The David Gregory School, (Paramus, NJ); Chatham Public Schools (NJ), Jefferson Public Schools (NJ), Greater Brunswick Charter School (NJ), Morristown Public Schools (NJ), Linden Board of Education (NJ), Morris County Education Services Commission (NJ), Hunterdon County Education Services Commission (NJ.)
Recent employment: Learning consultant on Linden High School (Union County, NJ) child study team. Began working for the city as a contractor (DEHancockConsutancy) providing per-case learning and vocational assessments, case management of middle and high school children. Subsequently recruited and joined staff as an employee on tenure track. Responsibilities: assess academic and pre-vocaional skills; administer a variety vocational assessment and career preference instruments. Consult with and support students, teachers, parents and administrators. Big part of my work was case management involving post high school transition counseling and planning. Maintained close contact with public and private schools and agencies in the county and state. Retired 1Nov2014.
Supervisor of education, SEEK-Education & Rehabilitation Services, Inc (multi-disabled young adults; offered socialization/mobility/prevocational training), NJ.
Learning consultant, RiverDell Junior/SeniorHigh School (member of the child study team), NJ.
Teacher of emotionally disturbed children (elementary and middle school ages), Ridgewood Board of Education, NJ.
Teacher of autistic/seriously emotionally disturbed children (primary and elementary ages) Forum School, Waldwick, NJ.
World of Business: Provide merchant product selection support and write catalog copy for online merchants.
Military service: Regular US Army (Army Security Agency) SPC5 E5, security clearance: TS/C; honorably discharged.
Volunteer service: American Red Cross; disaster action team member and recovery case worker.
And for Fun: Spend time with my children and grandchildren (on both coasts), read my Kindle and 'play' Ham radio (KY2R.)
Membership: CEC, NJREA, ACLU, DSA, ARRL, Veterans for Peace (life member), The American Legion (Roselle, NJ Post 229.)
>Virginia Military Institute
>William Paterson University (BA, MA)
Post Graduate Training
>Alfred Adler Institute: (clinical counseling)
>Elizabeth Boggs Center (Rutgers University) on Developmental Disabilities (adult transition services)
>Montclair State University (supervision of professional staff)
>Fairleigh Dickinson University (assessment and identification of learning disabilities)
NJ Issued Teaching Certificates
>Social studies, junior/senior high school
>Teacher of the Handicapped (all grades)
>Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant
>Supervisor of Professional Staff
>Structured Learning Experience/Coordinator
David Eric Hancock