Alicia Tucker Advocate USA
Mrs. Tucker
Alicia Tucker

Mrs. Tucker has worked in the public school system for 26 years, working primarily with students with special needs. She has served as Special Education Team Leader and as Special Education Department Chairperson.

Advocate for special needs in Bay Area

Alicia Tucker, is a Special Education Advocate in the Bay Area and is able to help parents get the best education possible for their special needs child. Alicia can attend IEP and 504 meetings to ensure that the school is providing the services your child needs.

Services

How Alicia can help

Autism

Autism, a neurological condition, is characterized by differences in social communication and interaction, alongside restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disability is a condition characterized by limitations in cognitive functioning and adaptive behaviors, impacting an individual's everyday life and learning abilities.

Emotional Disturbance

Emotional disturbance refers to a condition in which an individual exhibits inappropriate behaviors, emotions, or both, leading to difficulties in social interactions and academic performance.

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Children with ODD often exhibit stubbornness, argumentativeness, and a tendency to deliberately provoke others, leading to significant impairment in social, academic, and familial functioning.

ADHD

Advocates emphasize the importance of understanding ADHD as a unique neurological variation rather than a flaw, promoting acceptance, support, and accommodations for individuals with ADHD to thrive.

OHI

OHI is an engaging platform offering insightful content tailored to advocate interests, fostering community and empowerment through knowledge sharing.

Specific Learning Disability

A specific learning disability is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information. It can manifest in difficulties with reading, writing, math, or other cognitive processes despite average or above-average intelligence

Speech Impairment

A speech impairment refers to any condition that affects a person's ability to produce sounds correctly or fluently, or to use their vocal cords, tongue, lips, or other speech-related structures effectively.

Professional Development Courses

A few topics Alicia can present include: “How to help de-escalate a child with intense behaviors”, “How to utilize a Safe Place within the classroom”, “Using visuals effectively”, “Documentation and collecting data on IEP goals and behaviors” and “Building rapport with sensitive and students with challenging behaviors”. She can also tailor presentations to address specific needs of the staff

Special ED Advocate in Bay Area

Every child deserves a free appropriate public education. Alicia is committed to advocate for your child’s individual needs. She understands the struggles that go along with trying to understand the special education system. If you are a parent in the Bay Area, Alicia Tucker will provide advocacy services that includes reviewing your child’s current paperwork, all testing that has been completed, current IEP and services your child is receiving through the school.

Special Education Advocacy near Bay Area

Bay Area parents, if you have any concerns about your child’s special education services or accommodations, it is important to consult with a special education advocate who can help you understand your rights and options. No matter what your child is diagnosed with (Autism, ADHD, Speech, etc..) Alicia will advocate for your child to make sure his/her IEP is tailored specifically for your child’s needs and that it is being implemented with fidelity.

Testimonials

Alicia Tucker's customer say

James Wittenbrook
James Wittenbrook
2024-07-11
She is definitely in it to help the children! After receiving her info from a family member I’m super grateful for all her help!
Rebecca Grubb
Rebecca Grubb
2024-05-29
Alicia is an amazing advocate. She has been working with our family for over a year and I only have wonderful things to say. She is detailed, reliable, responsible, organized and everything you could possibly want as an advocate. In addition, she is a warm and kind person who really just wants to help families anyway she can. She has years of experience working with autistic children and even more experience working within the school system. I would recommend anyone to her who is looking for support navigating this extremely complex process or just some advice on ways to work with autistic children. If you are on the fence, just give her a call and have a conversation with her. I promise you won’t be sorry you did!
Patricia Perez
Patricia Perez
2024-05-17
It was a pleasure working with Alicia a few years ago. She was a great advocate for our students, always attentive to their needs and dedicated to doing what was best for them.
Kalpana Mobley
Kalpana Mobley
2024-05-16
Alicia Tucker has worked with special education children for a very long time.She is very patient and caring towards all her students. She has indepth knowledge of the ARD proces. Mrs. Tucker will work hard to get the needed accomadation for your child.
Margie Cioci
Margie Cioci
2024-05-16
I have worked as a regular ed teacher with Alicia Tucker for many years. She was always thinking and doing what was best for her students. She has a in-depth knowledge of children's development and abilities that she was able to use for her students' benefit.
Bridget Rivera
Bridget Rivera
2024-05-16
I worked with Alicia for 7 years at Alvin Primary School and in her classroom for 1 of those school years. She demonstrated a strong self motivation to work towards the success of each student meeting their individualized needs. She was empathetic and firm while encouraging them. She was also a great teammate treating me with the utmost respect snd gratitude.
Ashley Kirkpatrick
Ashley Kirkpatrick
2024-05-16
I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Tucker at my previous campus. She is an amazing educator and advocate for all students!! Her goal was always for the IEP team to work together to meet the childs needs. If I ever need an advocate I will be using her!!
Katie Posey
Katie Posey
2024-05-12
Alicia was a great advocate for our kids. She tried to do and fight for what was best for each kid.
Lilibeth delacruz
Lilibeth delacruz
2024-05-11
I worked along side Alicia for a couple years. I learned a lot about special education from her. From the acronyms to the laws! Any question I had she would answer it. She is very knowledgeable with this. I now recommend her to my students parents if they ever need an advocate!
Crystal Gomez
Crystal Gomez
2024-05-05
Getting help from Mrs. Tucker assisted in reducing the stress and feeling overwhelmed in the ARD meeting. With her help my child made more progress, improved his skills and confidence, and felt happier going to school. We love Mrs. Tucker”! Crystal, Pasadena ISD
FAQ's

FAQ'S

A special education advocate can play a crucial role in assisting an autistic person in the Bay Area, Texas by providing support, guidance, and advocacy across various aspects of their education and development. An advocate can help families understand the rights and the laws.  Advocates are well-versed in federal and state education laws, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. They can help families understand these laws and how they apply to their child. They are knowledgeable about local school district policies and procedures in the Bay Area, Texas, ensuring that families are informed about their rights and the services available.

There are specific therapy and counseling options available for individuals with emotional disturbances in the Bay Area of Texas. These services cater to various emotional and behavioral needs and can be found through specialized clinics, community mental health centers, and school-based programs. Some are: Bay Area Counseling and Education Services which offers individual and family counseling, specializing in emotional and behavioral issues. They provide tailored therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Another is Clear Lake Children’s Center and they provide comprehensive mental health services for children and adolescents, including therapy for emotional disturbances. They offer individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessments. Lastly, Innovative Alternatives, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering counseling services for individuals, families, and groups. They specialize in trauma-informed care and provide therapy for emotional and behavioral issues.

 

Managing challenging behaviors associated with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) at home can be challenging, but there are effective strategies that parents in the Bay Area can use to help manage these behaviors. Consistency, structure, and positive reinforcement are key components of managing ODD.
  1. 1. Establish Clear and Consistent Rules
  2. 2. Use Positive Reinforcement
  3. 3. Implement Structured Routines
  4. 4. Practice Effective Communication
  5. 5. Teach Problem-Solving Skills
  6. 6. Set Realistic Expectations
  7. 7. Use Time-Outs Effectively
  8. 8. Model Appropriate Behavior
  9. 9. Seek Professional Help
  10. 10. Support and Self-Care for Parents
By implementing these strategies, parents in the Bay Area can create a more structured and supportive environment that helps manage challenging behaviors associated with ODD. Consistency and patience are crucial, and seeking professional support when needed can also be very beneficial.

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