Welcome to Breakwater Associates…

Just as a breakwater provides a safe harbor for ships until they are ready for the open sea, Breakwater Associates aims to help steer children, adolescents, and young adults towards the competence and confidence they will need to navigate the rest of their lives.

Directed by Julie R. Wood, Ed.S., LPES and Meg W. Humphrey, Ed.S., LPES, NCSP, both Licensed Psychoeducational Specialists and Certified School Psychologists, Breakwater Associates is a multidisciplinary private practice serving the greater Charleston area providing cognitive and academic; speech and language; and social/emotional/behavioral evaluation, intervention, and therapy.

Breakwater Associates offers the following services:

  • Psychoeducational Evaluation
  • Speech and Language Evaluation and Therapy
  • Dyslexia Screening and Therapy
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Counseling
  • Social Awareness and Skills Therapy
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Academic and Life Coaching
  • Parent Advocacy
  • Consultation

The professionals at Breakwater Associates work together as a team to evaluate and make recommendations for individuals who may be struggling with:

  • Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Nonverbal LD)
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Executive Functioning Weaknesses
  • Academic/Study Skills/Test Taking Weaknesses
  • Behavior Problems
  • Weaknesses in Social Awareness and Skills
  • Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other mental health problems

To see how the team at Breakwater Associates may be able to help you or your child/adolescent, please contact us at 843.388.4048 or admin@breakwater-associates.com

Learn more: FAQ’s

Julie and Meg,

I recently reviewed a child's file and read an evaluation you all did on a youngster with severe dyslexia.

I was really really impressed.

I began practicing special education law in 1978. As a result, I have read hundreds of evaluations, perhaps more. Your evaluation of the youngster was one of the best I have ever read. I was impressed with the selection and depth of the tests you administered, your explanation about the tests and the child's scores, and, most important, what they needed to turn things around for the youngster. Your comprehensive report was written in a clear understandable manner and was absolutely superb. Great job!

Again, thanks for being at the Wrightslaw training and participating in the panel at the end of the day. South Carolinians are fortunate to have you all as a resource.


Peter W.D. Wright, Esq.
Special Education Attorney & Advocate for Children with Special Needs
www.wrightslaw.com