A Clear Path to IEP Success
As a parent of a student with learning differences and emotional challenges, I understand how overwhelming it can be to develop an IEP that fully addresses your child’s unique educational needs. My personalized service plans aim to reduce stress and confusion and empower parents as they fulfill their critical role on the IEP team. It can even be an enjoyable process as we create an appropriate — and inspiring — plan for your child.
Meet Larina Pierce
Larina Pierce, M.A., J.D., is the founder of Pierce IEP Consulting. She has an extensive background in communications, law, and educational consulting. Formerly a college advisor with The Davidson Center, Larina is also the proud mother of Camille, a spunky young lady with Down syndrome, and Nora, her younger sister. Larina and Brian, married for 12 years, live in Davidson and enjoy life in a college town.
In the past decade, Larina has successfully advocated on behalf of her daughter and has actively supported many other students in the exceptional students programs in the greater Charlotte community. Larina’s consulting work highlights her attention to detail, patience, strategic thinking, and genuine compassion for families navigating the world of special education.
Whether you are just beginning to manage your child’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP) or refining an existing plan, I offer a range of services suited to meet your needs.
During this free 15-minute phone consultation, we will discuss your top concerns and identify how Pierce IEP Consulting can help your child achieve their educational goals.
Pierce IEP Consulting will conduct a thorough review of your child’s current IEP, observation data, and other critical documents.
In this 75-minute session, we will address your top questions and concerns regarding your child’s education. After each session, you will receive a personalized Advocacy Action Plan with professional recommendations and actionable next steps.
There will be several Coffee Talks throughout the year for families in the Charlotte area on different topics related to IEPs and special education advocacy. Please visit PierceIEPConsulting for the latest dates, times, and locations.
Larina very recently and very successfully helped me navigate a tricky time in my son’s school career. He needed to add a behavior plan (or BIP for those who speak alphabet soup) due to some recurring difficult behaviors. I was really nervous because we were also updating his annual IEP and his goals. Larina gave specific advice but also talked me down from a nervous ledge by helping me frame my thinking overall. So she’s the big picture but also knowledgeable about the details and can answer a variety of IEP and school questions. I highly recommend her!!Victoria V. | Matthews, N.C.
There is no substitute for having a skilled support person working with you as you navigate through your child’s educational needs. Larina was beyond knowledgeable, professional and always had our child’s best interest in mind. She made sure our questions were answered and regulations were being followed. Because of the amount of support and resources our family received from Larina, our child is now extremely happy and thriving both academically and socially in school and within his community.Joanna V. | Huntersville, N.C.
I have seen Larina work empathetically and successfully with a broad range of students and families. Always dedicated to her clients, Larina is not only a smart and hard worker, she is creative and always professional. Larina has my enthusiastic recommendation.JEAN B. | DAVIDSON, N.C.
THE BIRTH OF AN ADVOCATE
It started just over ten years ago with the birth of our first daughter, Camille, who has Down syndrome. When a child with special needs is born, a parent-advocate is also born. I’m sure you can remember that day if that day is part of your story. I’m also sure nobody told you about your new role as your child’s advocate. Sooner or later, tho...READ MORE
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