An Educational Therapist is a highly trained clinician who is skilled in providing a comprehensive
approach to teach students with disabilities how to master the skills that are difficult for them to
learn in a general education classroom or in a group special education setting.
I teach my educational therapy students to acquire solid, comprehensive academic skills so that they
can go on to succeed independently in college or technical school and then to succeed in the workplace.
Why Experience Counts
I have years of successful clinical experience in helping children and adults with AD/HD, dyslexia, and
other learning and language disorders learn the academic skills and strategies that they need to
become accomplished, skilled individuals. My practice also includes students with dysgraphia, executive
function disorders, depression, anxiety, and a wide variety of medical conditions that affect learning
My Unique Use of Individualized Research-Based Interventions
I provide a broad range of individualized research-based educational interventions for children and
adults with learning disorders and other learning challenges. My students and I partner to craft a
customized learning program based upon their own potential and their learning strengths so that they
learn how to learn. Engaging each underachieving student to develop his or her own learning program
teaches each individual to learn how to think and to problem solve, not just for the moment, but
also for the future.
How Parents Help
Since parents are a vital part of the educational therapy process, I provide parent coaching to enhance
the learning process. Together we collaborate with school staff to develop better learning outcomes.
Mentorship with Experts
My own educational therapy approach began with my mentorship and training with some of the original
national professional board members of the Orton Dyslexia Society, now known as the International
Dyslexia Association. At the University of California San Francisco Pediatric Child Study Unit, I
worked with national and international experts in the learning disabilities field.
Over the years, I have collaborated with pediatricians, neurologists, language pathologists,
psychologists, psychiatrists, and master educators to hone the skills needed to be a thoughtful
observer and an appreciator of the complexity of each individual with whom I work.
How I Use Advanced Training
My ongoing extensive psychological and neurodevelopmental training includes up-to-date research and
clinical practices, both locally and internationally. I teach therapists and teachers to learn more
about these learning challenges so that we can be even more effective in our work to help each
individual develop a positive self-identity.