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 Katy

 Alicia Tucker, is a Special Education Advocate in the Katy 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 Katy

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 Katy 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 Katy

Katy 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

Special education advocates play a crucial role in helping children with ADHD navigate the educational system and receive the support they need to succeed. Here are some ways they can assist:  helping parents and guardians understand the rights of children with ADHD under special education laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the United States, guide families through the system, helping them understand the steps involved in securing appropriate services and accommodations for their child, help parents understand the purpose of the IEP, assist in developing appropriate goals and accommodations, and ensure that the child’s needs are being addressed effectively, ensure that the services and accommodations outlined in the IEP are being implemented effectively and make recommendations for adjustments if necessary and offer resources and information to families about ADHD including strategies for managing symptoms at home and school. 

An Advocate may also provide referrals in the Katy area, such as psychologists or occupational therapists, who can provide additional support.

If you have a child with an emotional disturbance in the Katy area, you need to know that the IEP should be reviewed annually to update goals and make sure your child is getting the support that’s needed. However, IEPs can be changed at any time on an as-needed basis.

One way to find an advocate in Katy is to ask other parents with special needs children.  A parent can also log on to the COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) to find an advocate. Lastly, many advocates can be found on the internet. However it is important that you find an advocate that you are comfortable with and feel like will best represent you and your child.

An IEP is a legally binding document that outlines the educational goals, services, accommodations, and modifications that a student with a disability will receive in order to access and make progress in their education. The meeting is an opportunity for everyone involved in the student’s education to collaborate, discuss the student’s strengths and needs, and determine the most appropriate educational plan.

During the meeting, participants typically discuss the student’s current academic and functional levels (PLAAFP), review any assessments or evaluations, set goals for the upcoming year, and determine the specific services, accommodations, and supports that will be provided to help the student achieve those goals. The meeting also provides an opportunity for parents to ask questions, express concerns, and provide input into their child’s educational program.

IEP meetings are required by law for students who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the United States, and they typically occur at least once a year, although additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

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