Providing Expert Back to School IEP Support Services

For parents of uniquely challenged children, going back to school can be a very difficult proposition. There’s so much to do! You have to review your IEP, meet your child’s new teachers, familiarize your child with a new environment, and much more. You don’t have to go through this process alone. At Nakata Consulting, we […]

Understanding the IEP Process

If your uniquely challenged child is entering school for the first time, one of the main things you’ll need to do is create an IEP—an Individualized Education Plan. An IEP is a specialized document that outlines the challenges your child faces, expected educational services, and the methods by which educators will help your child realize […]

3 Back-To-School Strategies for Families with Uniquely Challenged Children

The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time for parents and children alike. However, for parents of children who are uniquely challenged, the process of going back to school can be very difficult due to children having anxiety and fears of the unknown. In this article, the disability & special education advocates […]

4 Helpful Homework Tips for Children with Learning Challenges

Let’s face it – most kids don’t like homework. Parents and teachers alike have spent years and years trying to find ways to make it more enjoyable. Homework is a powerful tool for reinforcing lessons and techniques learned in the classroom. However, it can pose a difficult challenge, especially for parents of children facing unique […]

Learning Doesn’t Stop After School: How You Can Supplement Your Child’s Education When They Have Challenges to Their Learning.

Parenting is hard, but parenting a child with unique challenges comes with its own set of considerations and difficulties, particularly when it comes to education. This article offers some tips on what you can do to help your child succeed at school. Set Up a Structured At-Home Classroom  When your child gets home from school, […]

The Complete Guide to Parenting a Child With Special Educational Needs

Having a child with special educational needs can be extremely difficult to deal with as a parent. You can’t just set the same rules and guidelines as you would for a child who is deemed perfectly normal, because special education kids often brush up against these rigid rules and come in conflict with authority simply […]

5 Ways for Parents to Help Out a Special Education Teacher

Being a special education teacher is one of the hardest jobs you can think of. While it may not be physically demanding, the emotional and mental toll it takes on teachers can be incredibly difficult to bear. Often times special education teachers can become jaded after years of dealing with difficult parents, and even more […]

Employee or Independent Contractor? Know the Rules

The IRS encourages all businesses and business owners to know the rules when it comes to classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor. An employer must withhold income taxes and pay Social Security, Medicare taxes and unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. Employers normally do not have to withhold or […]

Why It’s Important to Partner With Your Child’s Teacher

I am a big believer in collaboration and forming a true team of advocates for your child. As the spouse, friend, and relative of lifelong educators, I believe firmly that such a partnership begins and ends with your child’s teacher. One of the best article I have read on the subject was written by Amanda […]

Hobby or Business? IRS Offers Tips to Decide

Millions of people enjoy hobbies that are also a source of income. From catering to cupcake baking, crafting homemade jewelry to glass blowing — no matter what a person’s passion, the Internal Revenue Service offers some tips on hobbies. Taxpayers must report on their tax return the income earned from hobbies. The rules for how […]