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What We Can Offer You


Guidance on Special Education Services

Understand the types of services that are available in addition to providing input on existing IEP and 504 plans.


Letters Specific to Your Child’s Needs

Individualized and standard letters requesting IEP meetings, educational assessments, and more.


Comprehensive Educational Evaluations

Customized educational assessments of your child’s social, emotional, academic, and cognitive functioning.


Child Wellness Presentations

Do you have a parent group, church, or synagogue interested in learning how to advocate for their child?

Meet the Guru

Hi! I'm Dr. Laurie Hoke, With me, you have a consultant with more than 20 years of experience as both a school psychologist and a special education administrator. You also have a partner with a long career on “the other side of the table.” Hire me to be your IEP plan consultant. Let me help you cut through the bureaucratic language that is used in education.

Working in the school setting has given me great insight into the questions parents need to ask (and often do not). Then we will help you obtain the services and support your child needs.

Throughout my tenure working in education, I have interacted with students and their parents to ensure that everyone has a complete understanding of how to secure the most favorable results.

Our process includes:
* Explaining your rights as parents
* Assessing your child’s social, emotional, academic and psychological functioning
* Guiding your special education meetings (504 and IEP plan consulting).
No other education resource is more qualified

My Qualifications.



Frequently Asked Questions
Please complete the appointment request form to help us understand the type of services your child needs.
I have had a long career on "the other side of the table." Working on the school side of things as both a psychologist and special education administrator. The experience has provided me a comprehensive insight into the types of questions parents should be asking (but often do not). Also, I am able to review the types of services parents could receive for their child and the specialized terminology and language commonly used that many parents find unfamiliar. My experiences working with families and their parents inside the school system have provided me insight into the anxiety and fear of a struggling student, whether that is an academic or a behavioral struggle. These experiences also provided me with the essential skills necessary to assist parents in the "out of the box thinking" that is usually essential when striving to obtain a school educational program that is effective for the child struggling. My goal is to be collaborative and focused on the rights that you should have for your child.
Dr. Hoke conducts an individualized educational assessment of your child's academic, cognitive, social, and/or emotional functioning. Dr. Hoke's individualized evaluations start with an intake interview to review your child's areas of need and his or her strengths. Dr. Hoke will design an assessment battery that is based precisely on the referral concern. In some cases, Dr. Hoke will speak with your child before testing. Also, Dr. Hoke may ask to talk with your child's school team, observe your child at home, and school with your permission.
Each case and situation is unique. However, we support parents' decision to notify their child's school teams about hiring outside education consultants. We are dedicated to collaborating with your school team in a manner that centers your child's success. Again, every circumstance is unique and special. Some families do not need direct advocacy services. Some of our clients simply want Dr. Hoke to examine their child's school records, offer recommendations for improvement, and coach them on how to advocate for their child. All services provided are confidential, and Education Concierges will never communicate with your school team without your prior written consent.
Yes. One of our advantages is that Dr. Hoke is a licensed psychologist. However, Dr. Hoke may not be able to provide evaluations and psychological services in every state. Simply contact us, and we will be able to discuss how we may be able to help or provide you with a referral to a licensed psychologist or therapist after we understand your child's needs.
To receive the special protections offered under Section 504, a student must be shown to:
  1. have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities,
  2. have a record of such an impairment, or
  3. be regarded as having such an impairment.
  4. Education Concierges can help you determine what accommodations your child needs through section 504 and guide you towards obtaining these services for your student.
For more information, visit https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/504-plan/what-is-a-504-plan.
An "Individualized Education Program" (IEP) is a custom-written document created on behalf of a child with a disability who is attending public school. This document is created, examined, and updated in accordance with current laws and regulations. An IEP is developed through a collaborative endeavor utilizing assessment data, observation data, parent and teacher input and is reviewed at least once a year. For a child to be eligible to receive an IEP, your child needs to be eligible for Special Education.
In order for a child to be qualified to participate in Special Education programs and have an IEP designed, a child must have at least one of the following 14 handicaps.  
  • Autism
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  •  Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment
  • Developmental Disability (for children aged 3 - 9)
  • Dr. Laurie Hoke has always been readily available to answer questions and give step-by-step guidance when needed. She is well versed in theory, and has a rare combination of sensitivity and practicality.

    N. Havlin (Parent)
  • As a special education teacher, I had the pleasure of working with Laurie during the diagnosis phase for my students. Laurie does a great job explaining the diagnostic results to parents in terms that are understandable to all.

    S. Nagel (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)