Meredith helps families understand their child's unique challenges and gets them pointed in the right direction.
She partners with parents to create a roadmap, identifying and taking advantage of the best of the abundant public and private resources available in the Greater Washington DC Metro Area.
Meredith delivers customized solutions for the unique needs of each family, including:
Meredith Jaeckel, LCSW is an educational counselor who has worked first hand with children since 1999. Meredith graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors degree in Child and Family Studies and from the University of Chicago with a Masters degree in Social Work with a specialization in School Social Work. Meredith has presented at annual conferences of the Learning Disabilities Association of America on topics relating to behavior, classroom management, and social skills development for children with special needs.
Meredith has worked in public and private schools in Illinois and the DC Metro area. While working at a private school for elementary-aged children with learning disabilities in Washington DC, she developed close relationships with the families of her students. Over and over, she heard parents tell stories of their heartache and worry while they worked to understand their child's unique needs and identify the best possible services. Parents talked of navigating the process alone, doing their very best but still struggling to cobble together support from other parents, friends and service providers. Meredith believes we can and should do better for parents and children.
Meredith launched Meredith Jaeckel Consulting with that goal in mind, and brings her education and experience together to offer parents and children a trusted counselor with knowledge of child development, the school system, the special education process and related services who could act as a guide and single point of reference for the sometimes dizzying maze of evaluations and services.
Meredith lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, two children, and Dudley the dog. Meredith and her husband are proud to be raising two small but dedicated Badger fans.