About Terri Elbaum
As both speech-pathologist and certified college counselor, I have a passion for working with students having learning challenges and special needs at the high school level. My students have found the college process less stressful and even "fun" with my guidance and expertise when it has come time to discussing and preparing for college. My extensive professional background includes both a certificate of college counseling from UCLA as well as ASHA certification.
Since I have worked closely with neuropsychologists and educational psychologists, I have a deep understanding of test results and have assisted families in establishing recommendations and accommodations in the classroom. I have maintained contracts with public and private schools and have worked with a challenging number of patients where I have actively participated as an advocate in the IEP and 504 process. As my high school students are selecting their colleges, I have prepared families to become their own advocates as they are requesting accommodations on campus.
My background as both counselor and therapist is a combination that will help focus your child as we navigate the college process without the stress. At the same time, they will build a foundation of skills as we work together in choosing the best college based on their individual needs and learning style. I look forward to meeting with you and guiding you through this exciting process!