Meagan Erwin, M.Ed, LEP
Meagan is a Licensed Educational Psychologist with 15 years’ experience in both the school setting and private practice supporting students and families. She sees kids, teens, and young adults. Meagan’s services include IEP/504 support, intervention planning, executive functioning skills training, and counseling. With her assessment and intervention experience, Meagan has a thorough understanding of the intricacies of diagnoses such as ADHD, Anxiety, High Functioning ASD, as well as learning disabilities that impact executive functioning, school performance, and relationships.
WHAT DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
- Learning Disabilities
- Social Anxiety and Social Skills
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?
I like to utilize mindfulness exercises for goal setting, managing anxiety, maximizing focus while minimizing distractions, and gaining emotional control to help them learn tools to cope with life’s ongoing ups and downs. In addition, I collaborate with school teams to help transfer these coping skills in the school setting, as necessary.
Listed below are some of the therapeutic tools I utilize:
- Mindfulness-Based Self Compassion Course
- Play Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – how a person’s thoughts affect feelings/behaviors
- Mindfulness – staying in the present moment
- Positive Psychology – focusing on positive events and experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love).
I understand how navigating the educational system for IEP’s and 504’s can be overwhelming, so I help to navigate the school supports in both the general and special education settings (504 Plans and IEP’s). In interpreting school assessments and collaborating with school personnel, I will assist with the social-emotional challenge your children face, especially with the current remote learning of 2020.
- IEP/504 Support, Collaboration, Planning, and Monitoring Psychological and Psycho-Educational
- Evaluation Report Interpretation and Analysis
- School Placement (NPS, Private Schools, Therapeutic Boarding Schools)
As an Educational Advocate, I will help parents navigate the complexities of the school system and the social-emotional challenges their children face. I like to work together with parents to teach parents them how to advocate for their children’s needs in the school setting with an understanding of federal, state laws, and district compliance requirements.
LEARN TO LEARN – Executive Functioning Program
My focus is on helping students learn how they learn best, so it comes easier, and with more success. Due to the uprise in remote learning, executive functioning skills are a high priority for self-management. To maximize the student’s success, I work on integrating their development functioning, intellectual strengths, communication skills, and social functioning to help ensure that prescriptive and appropriate interventions drive the goals, services, and placement of the students’ education.
Skills to be developed include:
- Brain flexibility: shifting attention
- Brain fluency: working memory & processing speed
- Brain control: self-monitoring, impulse control & emotional regulation
- Brain organization: planning & prioritizing
- Problem-solving & critical thinking
- Decision making & task initiation