About 3 Degrees Educational Consulting
Our goal at 3 Degrees Educational Consulting is to support you and your family as you navigate the process of finding the right educational setting for your child.
By utilizing our combined experiences and backgrounds, we are able to look at your child through multiple developmental lenses. The 3 Degrees Signature System, a comprehensive approach, along with our intimate knowledge of both specialized learning environments and mainstream schools throughout the New York Metropolitan area, allows us to provide you with the guidance and support you need throughout the process. By collaborating with the people who are engaged with your child on a daily basis, we provide customized recommendations for the best educational environment for your child and family.
Having worked separately and together for over 20 years, we believe an intimate level of support benefits our families. Our team approach brings the perspective of a Speech Therapist, a Social Worker, and an Educator. We have seen first hand the value of integrating our professional viewpoints to offer a level of dynamic and confidential support, which is reflective of your child and family.
- Assessment of your child’s current evaluations and progress reports
- Observations in appropriate settings
- Multidisciplinary review by professionals with over 20 years in the field
- Summary including tailored options for educational settings for your child (specialized, therapeutic and mainstream schools, as appropriate)
- Step by step guidance from application to acceptance
- Emotional support and parent education as you navigate this process
- Various packages to fit your needs
Meet the Team
Kim Kramer is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Special Educator specializing in the assessment and treatment of children from birth to 14 years of age. Kim’s multi-disciplinary approach assists children and families in reaching their goals.
Lauren Silvers is a Licensed Social Worker and Special Educator specializing in integrating children with disabilities into a mainstream classroom as well as working with and providing families the tools and techniques needed to best assist their child.
Kim holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Hunter College and a Master of Special Education from Long Island University. She maintains her CCC’s and is licensed to practice in the state of NY. She is trained and certified in a variety of programs including, P.R.O.M.P.T. (level II), Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Judith Hochman’s Teaching Basic Writing Skills, Fast ForWord, PAF II, Sounds in Motion and Hanen Takes Two to Talk.
Kim is an active member in ASHA, AAPPSPA and NYSSLHA. She is also an active member of Small Steps in Speech, a nonprofit organization that provides funding for speech therapy sessions for children who may not be able to afford these services on their own.
Kim started her career in 1995 as a Speech Teacher and Special Educator in the NYC Board of Education with elementary and middle school students. She provided individual and group speech therapy sessions for children with speech and language delays and articulation difficulties as well as children with special needs and diagnoses.
After leaving the Board of Education, Kim worked at the Roosevelt Hospital Children’s Center. This specialized preschool serves children with a variety of special needs and diagnoses including, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairments, Autism/PDD, and Failure To Thrive. Simultaneously, Kim treated children through Early Intervention in their homes, nursery schools and day-care centers.
Following Roosevelt, Kim started to build her private practice, Speech Pathology UES, PLLC, while continuing to work through Early Intervention and CPSE. Kim’s private practice began in 2003 and has been thriving ever since.
Lauren holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University and a Master of Early Childhood Special Education from Bank Street College. She is a licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) and holds permanent teaching certification for children birth through eight years of age. She is licensed to practice in the state of New York. Additionally, Lauren is certified in both Sounds in Motion and Preventing Academic Failure (PAF I). Lauren is an active committee member of Camp Good Grief, a tuition-free bereavement camp for grieving children and teenagers.
Lauren began her career in 2004 as an Educational Specialist for the PINS program of the Children’s Aid Society. She provided educational case planning and advocacy as well as served as a liaison between the program, Board of Education, VESID and other educational agencies.
After leaving the Children’s Aid Society, Lauren worked at YAI/ NYL Early Intervention Program helping to evaluate and coordinate services for children identified with developmental disabilities from birth to 3 years of age. She further worked to advise and assist families in obtaining the services to which they are entitled. Additionally, Lauren provided Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA therapy) for children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders.
For the last 9 years, she has provided Special Education Itinerant Services (SEIT) support to preschool aged children with disabilities in regular ed classrooms. Lauren continues to provide SEIT services privately.
Get in Touch
Send us a message or give us a call at 929.262.0032. We look forward to hearing from you!