Thriving Special Families

Compensatory Education: Where Are We Now?

September 23, 2021 Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP Season 2 Episode 15
Thriving Special Families
Compensatory Education: Where Are We Now?
Show Notes

Did your child experience significant learning loss last year during distance learning? Has your child been denied access to their free and appropriate education? If so, they may be eligible to receive compensatory education services (comp ed).

Join us in our informative conversation regarding updates in the area of comp ed. Our guests will be special education attorneys: Vickie Brett, Esq. and Amanda Selogie, Esq. from the Inclusive Education Project (

Amanda Selogie, ESQ.
Amanda Selogie received a degree in Child and Adolescent Development, specializing in Education from California State University, Northridge and a Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School. While at WLS, Amanda was a Fellow in the prestigious Center for Children's Rights Fellowship Program, served in the school's pro-bono Special Education Legal Clinic, and as Research Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Advocacy.

Vickie Brett, ESQ.
Vickie Brett was born and raised in Southern California. Vickie attended UC Riverside and received a Bachelor Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy before becoming a very active Whittier Law School student and alumnus. Through the law firm, Selogie & Brett, LLP Vickie is committed to strengthening her clients who come to her disheartened and beaten down by the current education system. Because Vickie is bilingual, she represents and empowers many monolingual Spanish-speaking families living in Southern California.

Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at

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