Resource Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area

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Welcome to the SF Bay Area PEN Resource Guide!

This directory consists of paid advertising. While PEN is pleased to present a forum for advertising to benefit those with learning and attention difficulties, it is not PEN's policy to recommend or endorse any specific program, product, speaker, exhibitor, institution, company, or instructional material.

Sections:

Assistive Technology

Educational Therapy & Tutoring

Psychological Services

Schools

Other Services

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Assistive Technology


Technology to Unlock Potential – Shelley Haven, ATP, RET
Assistive Technology Assessment, Training, Implementation & Consulting
Web:  www.TechPotential.net
Email:  Shelley@TechPotential.net
Phone:  (408) 737-2092
Address:  All services provided in your home or school

TechPotential serves families, educators, and schools throughout the Bay Area with a focus on technology for learning differences and executive functioning. Certified Assistive Technology Professional Shelley Haven specializes in matching students with appropriate tech tools, and provides hands-on training, strategies, and technical assistance on devices and software for reading, writing, math, notetaking, organization, planning, and attention. Shelley also helps schools leverage technology to more effectively reach diverse learners.


Educational Therapy & Tutoring


Academy of Cognitive Learning
Educational Therapy, Resource and Tutoring Center
Web: thelearningstudios.com
Email: kferreira@thelearningstudios.com
Phone: (650) 231-8148
Address: 845 Malcolm Rd., Burlingame CA 94010

Serving ages 8 years through adults.The Arrowsmith Program is founded on neuroscience research and over 30 years of experience demonstrating that it is possible for students to strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying their learning dysfunctions through a program of specific cognitive exercises. The Arrowsmith Program identifies, intervenes and strengthens the weak cognitive capacities that affect learning, thus enabling students to become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life.


Developmental Learning Solutions
Educational Learning Services
Web: www.dls-learning.com

Email: info@dls-learning.com
Phone: (408) 497-2002
Address: 3550 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 210, San Jose, CA 95117

Developmental Learning Solutions provides educational therapy for academic skills, executive functioning, and self-advocacy; psychoeducational and developmental educational assessments; and expert tutoring. Since 1993, DLS has served students and adults in integrated learning centers promoting a transitional, multidisciplinary model for integrating educational therapy with learning specialists, speech pathology, and clinical psychology. Locations in San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.


JET Consulting, LLC
Educational and Therapeutic Consulting
Web: www.jetedconsulting.com
Email: jennifer@jetedconsulting.com
Phone: (415) 887-8998

Education and Therapeutic consultant for children and teens ages 10-21. Autism, ADHD, Learning Differences, Executive Function and other nonverbal learning disorders that get in the way of reaching potential or are unsupported in the current setting. Also, work with IEP advocacy within your own school district. School refusal, Technology addiction, Anxiety and Depression can also find success with my guidance. Outplacement, wilderness and other ideas to help your child succeed!


LearnUp Center
Tutoring/Reading Clinic  
Web: www.learnupcenters.org
Email: stevehagler@learnupcenters.org

LearnUp Centers is a unique reading program, co-located at prestigious universities and corporate campuses, that teaches struggling readers to read at grade level and beyond in about half the time than most other major reading programs. Like our reading program, LearnUp reading assessments are fast—just 20 minutes. And they’re FREE. Our proprietary assessment process quickly puts the student at the correct entry point and on the path to success. Our reading clinics are are open daily from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, year round.


Morrissey-Compton Educational Center    
Nonprofit/Educational Services    
Web: www.morrissey-compton.org    
Email: info@morrcomp.org    
Phone: (650) 322-5910    
Address: 595 Price Avenue, Suite 100, Redwood City, CA 94063    

We empower those with learning/processing, mental health, and/or behavioral challenges to succeed academically—and beyond—by providing the highest quality diagnostic and intervention services in a supportive environment. Comprehensive suite of services includes: evaluations, tutoring, psychotherapy, Challenge Summer School, social skills groups for kids, advocacy, and parent education.


Stress-Less Student
Academic Life Coaching
Web: sarahrweidman.com
Email: sarahrweidman@gmail.com

Phone: (857) 272-7499

Sarah Weidman works with stressed out teens, those with learning differences or who are simply overwhelmed, to get their work done without the stress! Using a unique approach, she works with students virtually or in person with organization, time management, self-motivation, and self-advocacy. She looks forward to hearing from you!


Turning Points Educational Solutions    
Educational Specialty Clinic    
Web: www.turningpointsed.com
Email: info@turningpointsed.com
Phone: (408) 439-1111
Address: 1261 Lincoln Ave Suite 104 San Jose, Ca 95125    

Turning Points is an educational specialty clinic.  We provide assessment (psycho-educational, school neuropsychological, autism, IQ/gifted testing, and independent educational evaluations). We also provide Speech/Language Pathologist services and Educational Therapy with a focus on teaching students to study in the most efficient manner for their learning style.  We serve students of all ages, preschool through adulthood, and address difficulties due to attention, executive functioning, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, language/visual processing, memory, and social cognition/autism.


Psychological Services


Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic
Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Assessments and Neurofeedback
Web: www.abbeyneuropsychologyclinic.com
Email: rachaellittle.anc@gmail.com
Phone: (510) 214-2765
Address: 1900 Powell St., 6th Floor Emeryville, CA 94608    

We offer comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments for a variety of presentations.  We determine strengths and weaknesses in the areas of academics (reading, writing, math, and spelling), attention, memory, executive functioning, and fine motor functioning. We also asses mood, including anxious and depressive symptoms.  Our assessments are comprehensive, and most importantly, provide detailed recommendations and solutions.  We also offer 19 channel, z-score Loreta neurofeedback, the most advanced form of neurofeedback, which provides opportunities to train ones brain to higher levels.


Alan Siegel, Ph.D.
Psychologist: Comprehensive Evaluations
Web: www.AlanSiegelPhD.com
Email: AlanSiegelPhD@gmail.com
Phone: (510) 527 7929
Address: 2607 Alcatraz Avenue Berkeley CA 94705

Alan Siegel, Ph.D. has 35 years of experience doing psychoeducational, neuropsychological and psychological evaluations of children and adults. He has helped students from over 100 different schools and dozens of colleges to obtain academic and test accommodations from elementary through graduate school and for professional examinations. He is Associate Clinical Professor, UC Berkeley and practices in Berkeley and San Francisco. Informational Website: www.AlanSiegelPhD.com


Summit Center
Educational and Neuropsychological Assessments, Consultation, and Treatment for Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families
Web: summitcenter.us
Email: info@summitcenter.us
Phone: (925) 939-7500
Address: Offices in Walnut Creek / Millbrae / Cupertino

Is your child having trouble at school, home, or with peers? Summit Center offers psychological & educational services for children, adolescents, and families. We specialize in helping students with complex learning profiles, including kids who may be gifted, those with learning challenges, and those who might be both gifted and have challenges (i.e. twice-exceptional).  We can provide a formal evaluation of strengths and challenges, and help both parent and child develop strategies to cope. We also offer educational therapy, parent discussion groups, webinars, and more.


Schools


Chartwell School
K-12 (College Prep Project-based High School)
Web: www.chartwell.org
Email: gmitchell@chartwell.org
Phone: (831) 394-3468
Address: 2511 Numa Watson Road, Seaside CA 93955

As the leading school on the Central Coast for students aged 7 to 19 years with dyslexia or ADHD, Chartwell empowers and enables their students. We see learning differences as opportunities and takes pride in teaching students to utilize the exceptional way they think. Students in Lower and Middle School are taught from a research-based curriculum which emphasizes a multi-sensory phonemic approach to literacy. The High School program provides students with project-based learning and field experiences through their college preparatory program. All programs are fully accredited by WASC.


Fusion Academy
Private School
Web: www.fusionacademy.com
Address: San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Los Gatos

Fusion Academy is a revolutionary private school for grades 6-12 whose mission is to help every kid flourish – emotionally, socially, and academically. We believe that positive relationships are the key to unlocking the potential in every kid. We believe in the power of a one-to-one classroom to ignite a student’s passion for learning. We create a supportive community of learning where every child can find success and connect meaningfully to others. At Fusion, we prepare students to meet the world head on with confidence and competence.


The Marin School    
High School    
Web: www.themarinschool.org   
Email: admissions@themarinschool.org    
Phone: (415) 339-9336    
Address: 150 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903   

At TMS, our educational approach and content inspires and engages students and faculty alike. We are a truly unique place with exceptional teachers, classes with no “back row,” and students who are encouraged to be independent thinkers and pursue their passions.


Southern Oregon University
University
Web: www.sou.edu/dr/ucam.html
Email: UCAM@sou.edu
Phone: (541) 552-6213
Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520   

U-CAM is a comprehensive fee-for-services support program.  Designed for university students with executive function challenges, AD/HD, ASD and other learning disabilities, U-CAM promotes self-advocacy, autonomy and academic achievement.  Professional coaches, writing support, skill development opportunities and an orientation session are provided to help students reach their academic goals.


Star Academy
Special Education School
Web: www.staracademy.org
Email: info@staracademy.org
Phone: (415) 456-8727
Address: 4470 Redwood Hwy  San Rafael, CA 94903

Star Academy provides a comprehensive, individualized education program for students with learning differences in grades 1-12. We help students experience academic success on a daily basis. As students achieve and recognize these successes, their confidence grows and they find joy in learning.


Westmark School    
Grades 2-12 College Preparatory School for students with learning disabilities    
Web: www.westmarkschool.org
Email: lshackel@westmarkschool.org    
Phone: (818) 9865045    
Address: 5461 Louise Avenue, Encino, CA 91316   

Westmark School has been transforming lives for over 30 years, building on the strengths of students in grades 2-12 with dyslexia and ADHD, as well as math, reading & other language-based learning differences. Through the integrated use of assistive and educational technologies, Westmark differentiates instruction based on student need and allows children to discover not only their personal academic style but their strengths and areas of need as well.


Other Services


Family Resource Center at Gatepath    
Parent to parent support for families with special needs children    
Web: www.smcfrc.org    
Email: info@smcfrc.org    
Phone: (650) 259-0189    
Address: 1764 Marco Polo Rd Burlingame, CA 94010    

The Family Resource Center at Gatepath provides free support and resources to families of children with special needs and the professionals that serve them.  Our services include parent support groups, parent mentors, warm line support, IEP training and support, Bilingual support, and parent workshops.


Gatepath    
Nonprofit    
Web: www.gatepath.org    
Email: info@gatepath.org    
Phone: (650) 259-8544    
Address: 350 Twin Dolphins Road, Suite 123, Redwood City, CA 94605   

For more than 95 years, Gatepath has been “Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities.” As one of the premiere nonprofits in San Mateo County serving people with special needs and disabilities, Gatepath has a comprehensive service portfolio spanning from early intervention therapy services for children to job training and placement for adults. Gatepath programs are designed to prepare children and adults to actively participate in their schools, community, and the work place.


Spark Focus, LLC
Executive Function Coaching and Consulting
Web: sparkfocus.com
Email: vanessa@sparkfocus.com
Phone: (651) 470-3622
Address: PO Box 1631, Mountain View, CA 94042    

Spark Focus provides clients with effective tools and strategies to counter the over-stimulating, fast-paced world each of us faces in our daily lives. By pausing, questioning, and reflecting, clients learn how to build a foundation that utilizes their inherent strengths and unique differences. In solidifying this foundation, clients are able to fully thrive with the amazing brain they’ve been given!


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