About Barbara Bennett
As an Educational
Therapist/Educational Consultant, I have over twenty-five years of experience as a university clinician at the
U.C. San Francisco Medical Center, a consultant at the University of Washington, a consultant for preschools
through college, a first grade and Head Start teacher, and a private practice educational therapist.
I present effective training programs
I organized and taught training programs for educators and parents to promote effective learning in school and at home.
I train teachers, therapists and physicians in the latest research in the fields of dyslexia, AD/HD, language disorders, anxiety, depression, and other learning challenges.
My extensive education includes
B.A., University of California, Berkeley - Modern European History Major with a Minor in Sociology.
M.A., San Francisco State University - a unique Special Education Master's program which combined the knowledge of learning disorders and the psychology of working with students who struggle to learn. As part of this M.A. program, I interned in California's first Learning Disorders classroom.
Lifetime Elementary Teaching Credential, University of California, Berkeley - This special elementary credential program emphasized techniques to access and develop each student's learning potential in the regular classroom where I taught full-time.
Specialized training with leading national and international figures in fields of Dyslexia, Learning Disorders, AD/HD, and emotional disorders.
Active in professional groups
As a professional member of the Association of Educational Therapists, I founded the national organization’s Seattle Study Group to provide professional training for educators in the greater Seattle area.
A longtime member of the International Dyslexia Association, I served on the Washington State board.
I helped found the EASTSIDE CHADD group of the national organization of CHADD. I now help facilitate the EASTSIDE CHADD monthly meetings and special programs to meet the needs of both the families with AD/HD and the educators who teach students with AD/HD.