Hi, I’m Dr. Brett Stone. You can call me Brett, Ms. Stone, Dr. Brett, Dr. Stone, whatever you prefer! I have a passion for helping youth and adults succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.
Many of the youth I work with have difficulties academically, due to having trouble getting their work done or making/reaching individual goals they set for themselves. With a little bit of help most all of these students can get passing, if not excellent grades and reach their other life goals. I enjoy working with youth in middle, high school, and college, and adults in graduate school to help them succeed academically and in other areas of life.
Upon completing my doctorate within this current year, I have added various services to my practice and other than my middle/high school coaching clients and working with youth with dyslexia, I am actively seeking coaching students in college that want help staying focused on their goals. I have experience with all of this work and will be practicing diligently, as always, with each client to meet individual needs. We now, at Effective Study Solutions, have two other professionals that may work with you or your child. Please read about them below.
Through my company, I work with youth with various attentional, learning, and social needs in all school settings: public, private, homeschool and all age ranges from elementary to college-aged students for coaching.
I am passionate about my work, my daughter, my family, and the youth and adults I have the opportunity to work with. We will work as a team to help you or your child through challenges all while leaning on individual strengths and trust in the process.
In my free time you will find me practicing yoga, playing basketball, tennis, reading, and enjoying Florida’s nature.
Curriculum Vitae provided upon request.
American Psychological Association Division 16- School Psychology
National Association of School Psychologists
Florida Association of School Psychologists
American Psychological Association Division 53- Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
My name is Rachel Manzione, and I am a nationally certified school psychologist currently working in the public school system. My first love was Exceptional Student Education, where I spent eight years teaching students with special needs at the middle and high school level in the areas of reading, math, social skills, and life skills. I have nine years of special education and ESOL teaching experience. I taught English and supported struggling students as an academic resource teacher for four years in South Korea. That was quite the adventure!
I currently hold a Specialist degree in School Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and a Master’s in Exceptional Student Education from the University Of South Florida. I also hold an active Florida professional teaching certificate with qualifications in the following subject areas: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement, Exceptional Student Education (K-12), Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (Grades 5-9), Prekindergarten Education (Age 3-Grade 3), Social Science (Grades 6-12), and School Psychologist (Prekindergarten – Grade 12). Certificate # 1070572.
For the past three years I have been working as a school psychologist within the public school system. My main role within the school setting is to identify students who are struggling academically and/or social-emotionally, assess their support needs, and then identify and implement the necessary interventions to help them achieve their highest potential. I have always had a passion for helping young minds grow and flourish into the successful adults they one day will be. I look forward to the opportunity to support your child in their journey to adulthood.
Hi, my name is Joel Butler. I currently work full time in the public school system as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. My passion is helping young people achieve a sense of success and belonging in school and life. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child’s self-esteem grow as they gain more confidence in themselves and their abilities. I believe in every child’s potential to learn and develop positively, and I have a special interest in reading development and the remediation of reading difficulties in children.
I first began working with children and their families in 2011 when I was a junior in college in Ohio, where I was born and raised. I mentored and tutored children in the foster care system, and also worked in-home with children with Autism and their families, providing assistance with everyday activities, tutoring, and implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques. After graduating, I spent a year teaching English in Sichuan, China at a middle school. When I returned to the United States, I moved to Florida and began working in the public school system as an instructional assistant in various special needs classrooms, including a Pre-K special needs unit, a 2nd and 3rd grade Specific Learning Disabilities classroom, a high school Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities classroom, and also as a 1:1 assistant for a high school student with Autism. During this time, I also attended the University of Central Florida where I earned my Education Specialist degree in School Psychology.
I have worked for the past few years as a school psychologist in the public school system, where I take great satisfaction in my role bringing greater clarity to students’ academic, behavioral, and social/emotional struggles as well as identifying their strengths, and in helping to match the appropriate interventions and levels of support to their needs. I currently hold an active Florida School Psychologist (Prekindergarten – Grade 12) professional teaching certificate (#1370207).
In my free time, I enjoy inline skating, going to the beach, reading, pottery, video and card games, watching TV shows, and practicing martial arts.