Is Your Bright Child or Teen Struggling in School?
Your Child Deserves an Exceptional Education
We believe that every child deserves to thrive in their educational experience. At Exceptional Educational Solutions, we help bright students with learning differences find a place to belong. We specialize in twice-exceptional (2e) students in grades K-12 in the D.C. metro area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.
Let EES Chart Your Ideal Educational Journey
Exceptional Educational Solutions specializes in complex kids—students who are exceptionally bright, gifted & talented, neurodivergent, and/or 2e. We’d love to connect with you if your child falls into one of these categories AND is…
Struggling emotionally, socially, or academically in school.
Showing behavior issues in class.
Seems to be “flying under the radar.”
We can help your family find an academic environment that embraces your child’s gifts, supports their needs, and lets them truly thrive.
Educational Consulting in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland
Exceptional Educational Solutions specializes in placements, advocacy, and creative educational solutions for students who are gifted with learning differences such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or anxiety.
These students are often referred to as twice-exceptional (2e) because, despite being very bright, or even highly gifted, they may need additional support to succeed socially, emotionally, and academically. Your 2e child might be naturally inquisitive, but the wrong school environment takes the joy out of learning.
Exceptional Educational Solutions works to find or create an educational environment where your child is both challenged and supported. Your child will thrive when they are ENGAGED in their education.
Educational Consulting Services
Why We Love 2e Students
We specialize in supporting twice-exceptional (2e) students and their families but also work with other bright, neurodivergent children that don’t fall into this category.
At Exceptional Educational Solutions, we define 2e as a student who is cognitively bright or gifted as shown on IQ testing or curious and with an ability to understand complex concepts AND has one or more differences that affect their learning. The difference could be in the realm of attention, learning, emotional, social, motor, sensory, speech-language, behavior, or neurodevelopmental.
These kids are creative thinkers, maybe a bit quirky, and so talented, but they are also often misunderstood because giftedness and learning differences can mask one another. When people look at your child, they may only see one or the other—brilliance OR challenges—meaning that your child probably isn’t getting the support they need in either category.
At Exceptional Educational Solutions, we want to help your child be accepted, celebrated, supported, and challenged. We believe that 2e kids have the potential to change the world. We just need to help them get there.
How Are We Different?
Exceptional Educational Solutions offers an all-in-one solution for families of 2e kids and other bright children with learning differences.
Many consultants offer advocacy, school placements, homeschooling support, OR educational alternatives but not the full range of services. When you work with a consultant that only specializes in one area, you need to have a plan before bringing in outside help.
Exceptional Educational Solutions can pivot and change course as needed to find the solution that is truly best for your child, rather than trying to make your child fit into our area of expertise.
We understand the stress of watching your child struggle in school and will equip you to make the best decision for your family. We will diligently and persistently advocate for your child’s needs in their current school or suggest good-fit alternatives. Let us support your child’s well-being.
After seeing my exceptional children thrive in the right educational setting, I knew I wanted to help other parents navigate the complex world of education. 2e students think about the world differently, which is why 2e kids grow up to be problem-solvers, world-changers, and amazing leaders.
But in the meantime, their unique perspectives can make fitting in and meeting teachers’ expectations more difficult. If your child is struggling in school and you don’t know what to do, let me use my 25+ years of experience in education to help.
“Stephanie first helped us in a crisis situation where we had to change schools mid-year. She helped us find a great fit for our child and it really turned the school experience around for all of us. A few years later it was time to find a high school. Knowing we needed help to find a good fit among the array of choices, we reached back out to Stephanie knowing we would be in good hands. Our child was accepted to one of their top-choice schools and we are confident it will be a good fit!”
Parent of a Twice-Exceptional Middle School Student
Schedule an Educational Consultation
If you are ready to make a change in your child’s education, schedule your initial consultation today. When your child is happy in school, life is better for the whole family. Let’s find a good fit for your 2e child, so they can start learning, growing, and thriving.
* Please note that all pricing starts at $3000. We offer custom solutions and pricing is based on that.
Learn How Stephanie Can Be a Resource for Your Family
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