Educational Consultation Compass Educational Services helps parents navigate the educational system by helping them identify an appropriate educational program or school for their child’s unique learning needs. This may include observing the child at school, interviewing teachers or other professionals, reviewing records and previous testing, making recommendations, or providing referrals.

Our consultative services utilize an array of techniques, including observation, collaboration, interviewing, surveying, demonstration, conferencing, and provision of professional development resources and presentations. We are here to help.

picCompass Educational Services offers a series of educational seminars and workshops for schools, programs and agencies that are designed to provide practical strategies and ideas to promote learning. Areas of focus include data-based decision making, progress monitoring, effective instruction, and educational assessment. Topics can be provided in 60, 90 minute, ½ day, or full day sessions. All seminars and workshops are uniquely designed to address the needs of the intended audience. Compass Educational Services will create trainings to meet your needs. Contact Dr. Patricia O’Malley for more information.

School-Based Consultation and Services Dr. Patricia O’Malley has extensive experience supporting schools and providing professional development to help ensure quality services and record keeping.

Services include:

  • Assisting with overall compliance issues related to special education services and record keeping.

  • Provision of training, staff development, and technical assistance to school personnel in matters pertaining to the IEP Team process.

  • Developing appropriate guidance for school leaders on current best practices in specialized instruction for students with disabilities.

  • Monitoring the quality and implementation of IEPs based on federal, state, and a school district’s quality IEP standards.

  • Provision of training and feedback for teachers in administering, scoring, interpreting and writing quality educational assessment reports.

Advocacy An advocate works with other professionals to help ensure that a child receives the appropriate support to optimize potential. Compass Educational Services can give advice to address concerns about a child’s learning challenges (attention, behavior, academic). We offer support for children requiring special education services, IEPs, 504 plans, and those in gifted and talented programs.

This service may include:

  • Academic planning to help attain educational goals.

  • Assisting with the 504 Plan or IEP development or process.

  • Attending school meetings to advocate for a child’s needs.

  • Communicating with other agencies or schools on behalf of the parents.

  • Conferencing with other professionals.

  • Assistance with identifying a child’s most appropriate placement.

  • Preparing parents for meetings with school personnel.

  • Monitoring the child’s progress while enrolled in a school or program.

  • Assisting in the selection of modifications, accommodations or auxiliary aids to support a child’s learning.

Fee and Payment Structure: Compass Educational Services uses a service-based fee structure. Therefore, fees vary depending on the complexity of the consultative or advocacy services and the battery of assessments that may be required to address the client’s unique needs.

There is no charge for the first hour of consultation. Unless otherwise determined and agreed, rates for services rendered will be billed at a rate of $175 per hour for services (e.g., meetings, observations, phone calls, record reviews, emails) and $50 per hour for travel. A $200 non-refundable retainer fee is required to be paid in advance when an appointment for consultation or testing is scheduled. The deposit is applied toward the overall service fee. We offer a sliding scale whenever possible. Checks, cash and major credit cards are accepted. Contact Dr. Patricia O’Malley for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Compass Educational Services does not accept direct insurance payment for services and does not participate in any insurance provider network. Insurance companies rarely pay for educational testing or psychoeducational evaluations. Compass Educational Services will work with a family to help them with reimbursement process. You are encouraged to check with your insurance provider.

Compass Educational Services, LLC

11047 Racetrack Road, Ocean Pines MD   21811  

Dr. Patricia O’Malley  (c) 410-274-2042