FAQs

DOES TEAM ESTEEM WORK 1:1 WITH A STUDENT, PARENT, OR TEACHER?

We work with anyone willing to support the child in the Team Esteem Approach. We determine the best course of action from our initial meeting and go from there.

DOES TEAM ESTEEM OFFER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SCHOOLS?

Yes, please fill out our contact us form and request a date of service, age grade of staff, amount of staff,  and number of hours or call 917-426-7671.  

 

HOW MANY HOURS IS THE TEAM ESTEEM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM?

Each module is approximately 1 hour, depending on how you choose to customize the program for your school. All of this is determined with Jamie during your initial conversation so we can best suit the needs of your school staff.

 

The first 2 foundation modules are TEAM AND ESTEEM. The next 5 are CUSTOMIZATION COMMUNITY, HUMOR, INTEGRATION, AND TEAMWORK. 

 

DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES THAT YOU OFFER?

Yes, we can work with your school for professional development, professional development with follow-up teacher training, as well as parent development.

 

DOES TEAM ESTEEM WORK WITH BUSINESSES?

Yes, Team Esteem will gladly coordinate a speaking opportunity with you and work with your office to  provide parenting tips on the Team Esteem Approach. Contact us to learn more. 

MY CHILD IS EXHIBITING ACADEMIC STRUGGLES IN SCHOOL. HOW DOES TEAM ESTEEM ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
In addressing academic struggles, Team Esteem often focuses on strengthening the foundation executive function skills and how they apply to each specific area of struggle. By developing and strengthening planning skills, organization skills, working memory, self-monitoring skills, task initiation skills, and flexible thinking, we provide a structure and framework to foster and facilitate academic success. Following a comprehensive assessment, Team Esteem will design a customized action plan to address each issue of concern and implement a system for monitoring your child’s progression and development.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEAM ESTEEM’S SERVICES AND THOSE OF SPEECH/LANGUAGE, OCCUPATIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND PLAY THERAPISTS?
Such therapists provide important fundamental skills to address very specific issues. Team Esteem enhances these skills, integrating them into everyday life through practical experiences and exercises. Team Esteem takes a team approach in working with various specialists and the school on common goals.
MY CHILD’S SCHOOL HAS SUGGESTED THAT WE HIRE A SEIT, PARA, OR AID. WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
We can work with you and your child’s school to determine which is more appropriate for your situation. Often, we make this decision during our initial consultation and then schedule a time for a more in-depth background, observation, and assessment. We then deliver a detailed action plan, which sets forth a customized program, to the parents and school for approval. We start providing services as soon as the plan is approved.
 
MY CHILD IS NOT SPEAKING AT THE AGE APPROPRIATE LEVEL. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
Team Esteem specializes in working with speech and language impaired or delayed children. We are able to work with children inside and outside the classroom and provide strategies that help parents, caregivers, and schools develop and encourage children’s communication skills. We provide the support necessary to ensure that your child is receiving wraparound service delivery so that areas of deficit are being addressed and worked on continually throughout their day, rather than just during isolated parts of their day.
MY CHILD HAS CERTAIN OT OR OTHER PHYSICAL ISSUES. HOW DOES TEAM ESTEEM APPROACH THESE TYPES OF ISSUES?
Following Team Esteem’s background, observation, and assessment, we are able to provide you with an action plan that outlines a specific program (in addition to working with an occupational therapist when appropriate) to address these issues and improve in-class and at-home behavior. Our wraparound approach will ensure that your child’s needs are being appropriately addressed throughout their day and across all settings.
 
WHY GO PRIVATE?
As a parent, you have many options that can help alleviate the stress of challenging situations when it comes to your child. Some parents opt to only seek private services because they want a high-quality, customized approach or have privacy concerns within the education system. Other parents use our assistance to supplement services that they may not qualify for from the state. With Team Esteem, there is no lengthy and tiring process to get the help you need in a timely manner because we strive to achieve your specific needs and goals.