Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
Sanford Shapiro, M.Ed, learning disabilities specialist and educational consultant will be taking a critical look at K-12 schools in the US which offer LD support programs in order to assist families in finding the right school for their child with a learning disability. Sanford, the former executive director of Stanbridge Academy, a K-12 school for students with learning disabilities in San Mateo California, will begin his nationwide tour beginning this fall.
This project was conceived and inspired by a parent who found it far too difficult to apply the findings of his son’s neuro-psychological assessment in order to match his son’s educational needs with the right school. Though he eventually found a good match (Stanbridge Academy), the purpose of this project is to enable other parents in need of assistance to access a national website and search for schools that better match their children’s profiles.
Sanford is happy to join with LD Resources in this project to share his findings in a way that will make it easy for parents to both track his progress and more easily find the right school for their child. From September through February, Sanford will visit seventy schools in different regions of the country. This project is intended to support and enhance, not replace, other parent resources such as independent educational counselors and consultants.
Sanford Shapiro can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.