McMillan Education brings considerable expertise to the area of understanding and working with a wide variety of learning profiles. We help students with learning disorders, such as ADHD and dyslexia, find schools or colleges with programs that can effectively support their particular learning needs. We also advise gifted students who require distinctive qualities from an educational setting that is equipped to value their intellectual gifts and support their growth.
Some of our students experience significant obstacles to learning and come to us with a formal diagnosis of learning difficulties. Some struggle with particular aspects of learning and are thus most successful when engaged in learning through their distinctive cognitive strengths. We understand that developing insight into one’s unique learning profile is a significant factor in discovering schools or colleges where students can excel relative to their particular strengths.
Our expertise has led to collaboration with the landmark “All Kinds of Minds” program in neuro-diversity. We have trained teachers at independent schools in instructional methods for working with students with distinctive learning profiles and have also taught aspiring educators at the college and graduate level on a range of learning-related topics.
Cognitive & Spectrum Disorders
We also have expertise working with students who present significant disorders that require highly specialized environments. These cognitive profiles of our students who require heightened services and highly specialized academic and social programming include those with spectrum disorders, such as non-verbal learning disabilities, Aspergers, and high functioning autism.
Complex Learning Profiles
Our learning experts pride themselves on working with children, adolescents and young adults who have been identified as having overall low cognitive abilities as measured through standardized testing. For these students, we identify the premier programs that promote the student's fullest developmental potential and best fit for his or her needs and interests in school, post-secondary, vocational and, for many, college planning.
Get to know Sarah
Along with husband Don, Dr. Sarah McMillan also manages the team of McMillan Education consultants. In addition to her leadership of the firm, Sarah continues to love bringing her experience in schools and colleges to her work with a wide variety of families seeking independent day and boarding school, college, graduate program or crisis planning assistance. Get to know Sarah