Learn about the important aspects of parenting children with special needs, what parents are feeling, what educators need to know, the importance of transparency, and who can help.
About the Podcaster
Lori Day is an educational psychologist and consultant with Lori Day Consulting in Concord, MA. She has worked in the field of education for over 25 years, serving in varied roles in public schools, private schools and at the college level. Her work with students has spanned the years from preschool through young adulthood in traditional academic settings, alternative programs and special needs placements. Lori has over 10 years of experience in school settings at an administrative level, including expertise in admissions, financial aid, diversity work, special education, faculty mentoring and teaching. She has been the Head of an independent school, overseeing all academic and administrative functions of the institution and supervising all areas of student, faculty, parent, administrator and trustee support.
At the beginning of her career, Lori was an educational psychologist who conducted psycho-educational evaluations, diagnosed learning disabilities, advocated for special education services for qualifying students, counseled students individually and in groups, ran parent support groups and consulted with parents, teachers and administrators around students who were struggling or in crisis.
Lori is also an experienced writer and editor, having contributed to the written materials of a number of schools, small businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. and U.K. She blogs for The Huffington Post, writes the educational column “A Day in the Classroom” for the Concord Journal and is a contributing blogger at Funderstanding.com. Lori’s professional blog, “It’s Your Day,” covers a variety of topics in parenting and education.