Barry Zaransky, Psy.D.

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Professional Experience

Dr. Zaransky has over 30 years experience in Clinical School Psychology and Special Education.  He was the Supervising Psychologist in a Chicago area school district for 30 years where he supervised many Interns and Practicum students from Chicago area universities. 

He understands the complexities of school law and the
need for kids to have a fair minded Advocate on their side when they are not receiving the appropriate level of services.  Dr. Zaransky has extensive experience in all areas of Special Education, assessment, eligibility, etc., and has had a private practice for many years where he specialized in complex cases that often resulted in Mediation, Due Process Hearings, and Court Testimony.  

Dr. Zaransky has over 20 years experience as a Professor in 2 Doctoral programs in Chicago where he taught advanced assessment courses in the Clinical and School Psychology programs.  His experience in Conflict Resolution and Mediation further strengthen his skills as an Advocate.  

Dr. Zaransky can help Parents, School Districts, Agencies, Hospitals, Physicians, Attorneys, etc. arrive at the appropriate level of services and do it in a way that is in the child's best interest.  

Dr. Zaransky has chosen to work as a Special Education Advocate because he believes strongly in fairness and justice.  He has spent over 30 years developing the skills necessary to "fight for the right thing" and bring opposing sides together on difficult issues.  His desire to be helpful is sincere and his skill set is unique when compared to other Special Education Advocates.  Give him a call (*Free initial phone consultation) and get an honest opinion on your issues and what he can do to help you.

Professional Highlights

  • Psy.D. Clinical School Psychology - 1985 (ISPP)
  • Supervising Psychologist K-8 School District 148
  • 25 years Supervising Interns and Practicum students
  • Private Practice Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Professor 2 Doctoral Programs (Loyola & ISPP)
  • Experience in Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Professor of the year (ISPP)
  • Psychologist of the year Chicago Area (ISPA)
  • Special Education Case Manager; IEP's & 504 Plans
  • Testimony at Mediation, Due Process, Court Hearings
  • Advocate for Families throughout his career


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