Barry Zaransky, Psy.D.

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HELPING FAMILIES HELP KIDS is what this Consulting and Advocacy website is all about.  If your child isn't getting the services they need and you want help navigating the complexities of evaluations, placements, eligibility, etc. then Dr. Zaransky can help you.  He has over 30 years experience and is committed to working in your child's best interest.  His decision to work as a Special Education Advocate comes from a sincere commitment to help you help your child.

When Do Parents Need An Advocate?
  • To fight for appropriate placement and services
  • To help interpret an evaluation and explain eligibility
  • To help negotiate what is in your child's best interest
  • To assist in developing appropriate IEP's and 504 Plans
  • To attend meetings and conferences on your behalf
  • To consult with you prior to a meeting, evaluation, etc.

Special Ed. Students who May Benefit From an Advocate

  • LD (learning disabled) and ADHD
  • BD/ED (behavior disorder and/or emotionally disturbed)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder, PDD, and Asperger's
  • Mental Retardation
  • TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • Hearing Impaired, Physically Impaired, Visually Impaired
  • Speech Language Impaired

Schools, Agencies, Physicians, Lawyers need an Advocate Too

  • When Clients or Patients need expert representation 
  • When appropriate recommendations require Mediation 
  • When a need for Conflict Resolution requires expertise 
  • When they need objective 3rd party to help negotiate
  • When Parents don't trust Special Education Team 
  • Prior to State Mediation or Due Process Hearing 
  • When they need an Advocate with 35+ years experience 


*Free Initial Phone Consultation

Phone: 312-670-3648



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