Personalized Learning Solutions, LLC is an educational consulting firm specializing in providing special education advocacy and consultation services. The mission of Personalized Learning Solutions is to assist parents/guardians of special needs students in their quest for a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws protecting children with disabilities. We are committed to building and supporting a collaborative team of parents/guardians, advocate, and school personnel with an emphasis on continuous assessment of the child’s educational needs in all settings while supporting and guiding the parents/guardians through the process.
Personalized Learning Solutions, LLC was formed for the expressed purpose of providing parents, guardians, and clients expert assistance and representation as they navigate the maze of Special Education and Section 504 services in the public school systems. Much care and attention is given to parent/guardian concerns and a child’s social, emotional, and educational needs.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Personalized Learning Solutions is to assist parents/guardians of special needs students in their quest for a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws protecting children with disabilities.
Our Vision Statement
The vision of Personalized Learning Solutions is to become a premier special education advocacy and consulting firm by building and supporting a collaborative team of parents/guardians, advocate, and school personnel with an emphasis on continuous assessment of the child’s educational needs in all settings while supporting and guiding the parents/guardians through the process.
Personalized Learning Solutions is committed to providing the most current development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Section 504 Plans. Our philosophy is to work collaboratively with schools as well as to help parents/guardians develop a mutually trusting and respectful relationship with the school so the child can be better served. An objective of Personalized Learning Solutions is to help parents and schools work together in the best interest of the child.
As an active member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), Personalized Learning Solutions follows COPAA’s Voluntary Code of Ethics for Special Education Advocates regarding:
- Ethical Principles
- Responsibilities to Client
- Conflicts of Interest
Personalized Learning Solutions is also a member of the National Association for Professional Special Education Advocates (NAPSEA).
Personalized Learning Solutions does not offer legal advice. No one employed at Personalized Learning Solutions is a lawyer, practices law, and makes no claim to be an expert in Special Education Law. We have special knowledge about the IEP process and students with disabilities.
About the Founder
Personalized Learning Solutions, LLC was founded by Shemica S. Allen who is a former educator with 15 years of teaching and administration experience working with students with disabilities and their parents/guardians. Shemica received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas in 1999 and a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Adapted Physical Activity in 2005 from Texas Christian University. She is certified to teach Special Education and Physical Education and also received her Principal certification in 2010.
Shemica actually began her teaching career in 2000 teaching cardiac education classes in two cardiac rehabilitation programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. She started teaching in public education in 2003 and her first teaching position was teaching Adapted Physical Education and coaching Special Olympics in Fort Worth ISD. She later moved on to teach a self-contained Life Skills class and coach Special Olympics at a middle school in Mansfield ISD. She kept advancing her career in the area of Special Education after she received her Principal certification and later gained experience as a Lead Case Manager/Response to Intervention Coordinator at a middle school in Crowley ISD, Special Education Team Lead at a high school in McKinney ISD, and Vocational Adjustment Coordinator in Garland ISD. She also has experience as a Content Mastery Teacher, Homebound Teacher, and In Home Trainer. Shemica has completed the Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) which is a year-long course that will help her better serve current and future clients. SEAT is a year-long course funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services awarded to the University of Southern California’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in partnership with COPAA. Shemica also has extensive training in facilitating Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee meetings which requires effective communication, problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution. She was named to the Special Education Continuing Advisory Committee (SECAC) for Texas in December 2017 to help make decisions that will improve Special Education in the state. Finally, Shemica was elected Co-Vice Chair of the SECAC in February 2018.
Special Knowledge & Expertise:
Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP)
Standards Based Goals and Objectives
Schedule of Services/Student Schedules
Data Collection and Analysis
Individualized Special Needs Programs
Functional Behavior Assessment/ Behavior Interventions
Public School Responsibilities
Facilitated Individual Education Plan (FIEP) meetings