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The Shepherding Success Way

Patty McCarty - Special Ed Consulting

As a professional Special Educational Consultant for over 20 years, I am committed to providing any needed guidance to make your home educational experience as successful as possible, with as little frustration as necessary.  I’m here to guide you through any and all legal processes. With my help, you will know how to reach your student, so that he or she will remember more of what you are teaching with fewer repetitions.  I will do the required testing, write you a PDP, and write you the notifications for your local ESD. Take a look around my site and get in touch to book a consultation meeting. Welcome! I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

My Services

I offer a variety of services to all of my clients, customized to fit their specific needs. No matter what your needs are, I am here to provide guidance every step of the way. Take a look below to see what I can do for you.
- Individual Testing
- PDP's
- Answering questions
- Walking you through first steps for successful home school set-up
- Encouragement!
- Notification letters for ESD
- I have met with school districts with families... I have done a wide variety of things to make education work for people.  Don't hesitate to ask if I can help.

The Path to Success

Privately Developed Plans

School Application

A Comprehensive Approach

State Required Testing

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Expert Guidance

Homeschool Consulting

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Client Testimonials

Great Feedback

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"Not only are we home schooling him legally now (big relief), but we also have a good and doable plan with clearly set goals, which I really needed. So--home school friends in Oregon--please keep her in mind if you meet someone home schooling a child with special needs :)"

- Maggie


“Adam and I have been blessed to know Patty for 16 years.  I fully trust Patty.  She is very compassionate, loving, and sensitive to the needs of her students.  Patty looks beyond their disabilities.  I would never doubt her.  She can help with to the special needs of your children.”

- Olga

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“For over twenty years Patty McCarty has worked with my daughter, Susan.  I think of her as the “autism whisperer”.  She was instrumental in finding the correct diagnosis for my daughter and then worked together with me to create a PDP that was realistic, but optimized my daughter’s capabilities.  She saw my daughter’s potential and formulated a plan to help her reach it.  When the therapists put a ceiling on Susie’s abilities; Patty helped her exceed it.  She sees a diagnosis as simply a way of describing the way a child learns and uses it to create an effective teaching plan.”

- Sandy


"When my son was diagnosed with ADHD, Patty was enormously helpful to our family.  She carefully read over the documents from the psychologist and helped us have some perspective on what we were reading.  As a result we were far more able to deal with the child study committee at his school and to understand what they were suggesting to improve his likelihood for success.  Because her experience with so many children and families is both broad and deep, she was a skilled guide for us during a very stressful time in our son's life.  THANKS, PATTY!"


Contact Me

Have a particular challenge you’re trying to deal with? Contact me today and see what I can do for you.

1127 NE 161st Ave
Portland, Multnomah County 97230

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