An Educational Advocate VA Provides Academic Support

An Educational Advocate VA Provides an Individualized Approach to Learning

Everyone is different. Everybody learns differently. During individual sessions, she is careful to use the appropriate methods and materials required for each student’s unique needs. She is very careful to pay mindful attention to the emotional and behavioral needs that can affect outcome as well.

An Educational Advocate VA provides Study Strategies, Organizational Skills, and Time Management Training

Dr. Lehman is interested in more than short term success. She is committed to the equipping of students, with techniques and skills that will make them successful lifelong learners. As a result, study and test taking strategies, organizational skills, and time management training are designed and adapted according to each student’s learning program.

Educational Advocate VA Tutoring Provides For:

  • Elementary School Students in All Subjects
  • Middle School Students in All Subjects
  • High School Students in Reading Comprehension, Geometry, English, Literature, Pre-Algebra, Algebra l, Algebra 2, History, Civics, Geography, Physical Science, Biology, Spanish l and 2
  • College and Graduate Students in Reading Comprehensions, English Composition, Literature, Developmental and General Math , and most major/minor areas of study

Educational Advocate VA Provides Just That: Advocacy

A Special Educational Advocate VA Helps Students Get an Appropriate Education

Few things can be more frustrating for a parent of a student with disabilities than trying to determine and obtain the appropriate academic program. A Educational Advocate VA can advise parents, as well as attend educational meetings alongside them. As a Special Education Advocate VA, Dr. Lehman has a thorough understanding of disabilities, evaluation procedures, special education curricula, IDEA and Section 504.

Joanne Lehman


Tutoring and Educational Consultant
Learning Development Systems, Inc.

Dr. Lehman’s rich diversity serves her clients well as an Educational Advocate VA; she is much more than a tutor. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, special education teacher, school counselor, and special education administrator. Currently, she offers a variety of academic support services to students of all ages inclusive of, elementary school through college level. Most of her students have been diagnosed as having a variety disabilities. The primary diagnoses carried by her students are learning disabilities and ADHD. As an Educational Advocate VA, Joanne not only works specifically with the student, she also assists parents with special education advocacy issues as well.

An Educational Advocate VA Can Assist Parents with the Following:

  • Initial Referral for the Child Study Committee
  • Academic and Behavioral Interventions
  • Referral for Evaluations
  • Referral for IEP
  • Referral for Counseling
  • IEP Development and Implementation
  • 504 Plan Qualification
  • 504 Plan Development and Implementation
  • Mediation
  • Referral to an Attorney for a Due Process Hearing

An Educational Advocate VA Establishes Educational Planning

Choosing the Correct Educational Advocate VA Can Be Overwhelming For a Parent

Currently there are numerous options for educating students, including public school, private school, and home school. As an Educational Advocate VA, Dr. Lehman assists parents in determining if there is a particular setting that is best for their child. In addition to setting, a good Educational Advocate VA assists with academic transitions that can also pose a variety of challenges to parents as well.

Examples of Transitions For Which An Educational Advocate VA can Assist:

  • Private to Public School
  • Public to Private School
  • Public or Private School to Home School
  • Home School to Public or Private School
  • Elementary to Middle School
  • Middle to High School
  • High School to College or Work

Educational Advocate VA Planning Assists with Post Secondary Transitions for Students with Disabilities

An Educational Advocate VA knows that transitioning from high school can be very difficult for these students. They need to understand their options while taking into consideration their particular learning style. Mindful attention is given by the Educational Advocate VA regarding testing accommodations for the SAT and ACT and in selecting the appropriate educational or work setting. An Educational Advocate VA participates in long range planning to properly prepare students for their post-secondary transition. Research shows that it is best to initiate this process sometime during the sophomore year or at the beginning of the junior year.