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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.
TacScreen is a tactile iPad learning screen that easily covers any tablet; instantly transforming it into a multi-sensory learning device that promotes early advanced reading & stimulates the dyslexic, autistic, & ADHD brain. TacScreen adds the proven & fundamental techniques of Orton Gillingham, Montessori, & early educational apps already being used to supplement learning for our children. It's a simple, vital, & clean tool used by teachers, specialists, & parents, and Occupational Therapists.
Technology to Unlock Potential – Shelley Haven, ATP, RET
Assistive Technology Assessment, Training, Implementation & Consulting
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.
Academy of Cognitive Learning
Educational Therapy, Resource and Tutoring Center
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
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.
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 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.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an organization dedicated to helping children and adults learn to their potential. Our research-validated instruction teaches reading, comprehension, and math, and is successful for those previously diagnosed with dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADHD, CAPD, and autism spectrum disorders. An internationally recognized leader in literacy research, remediation, and professional development, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes has pioneered programs and instructional models to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading, spelling, language comprehension, critical thinking, and math.
The Literacy and Language Center offers highly personalized multi-sensory research based programs in a supportive one-to-one setting to improve reading, spelling, writing, verbal expression, reading and listening comprehension, critical thinking skills and vocabulary. These programs are appropriate for ages 5 to adult and are an excellent approach for all learning styles and abilities. We are dedicated to helping each of our students realize their full potential for learning and life, while embracing their unique differences.
CoreAtlas.io is a critical thinking adventure through a year of Math, Science, Reading, Writing... Personal Quests, too! For Grade “Levels” 3, 4, & 5, each CoreAtlas Map illustrates over 150 Learning Quests, motivating children to take charge of their learning. Children advance at their own pace -- with self-assessment, metacognition, and your encouraging feedback. Once your child learns the ABCs, it’s time to learn how to learn… anything! Explore CoreAtlas, in web and print formats.
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center
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.
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
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.
Tutor Corps' mission is to empower students with the tools and confidence to succeed academically, to encourage self-advocacy, and to inspire a love of learning. Our tutors work one-on-one with students in all grade levels. We provide both remedial support for struggling students and enrichment for those that want to hone their skills. We combine customized content, personalized learning strategies, and compassionate mentorship to help students understand not only what to learn, but how to learn.
Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic
Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Assessments and Neurofeedback
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. 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
The Center at Children’s Health Council supports kids and teens confronting ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism. We provide expert team evaluations, personalized therapy and innovative programs: Glen Elliott ADHD Program, Anxious & Depressed Teens Initiative, Early Support Program for Autism. Free 30-minute parent consultations with CHC experts.
Educational and Neuropsychological Assessments, Consultation, and Treatment for Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families
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.
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.
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 Helix School is a non-profit private school, located in Mill Valley, CA, serving children with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder and other neurological differences. Helix’s mission is to provide quality instruction to children with autism. Our teaching approach is relationship based and includes a variety of modalities including kinesthetic/full body learning, experiential learning, sensory motor strategies, visuals, music, play, dance and drama. We believe in working with the “whole child” recognizing that cognitive, language, social-emotional and sensory motor systems need to work together to achieve success.
Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Today, Landmark offers two- and four-year degree programs for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD, as well as summer programs for high school and college students who learn differently.
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.
At Sand Hill School, kids experience the Sand Hill Edge – our special approach to teaching bright, creative kids with LD and dyslexia. Extraordinary LD-trained teachers use evidence-based curriculum that includes Executive Functioning and Social Emotional skills to help kids learn to love school again.
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.
Special Education School
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.
Grades 2-12 College Preparatory School for students with learning disabilities
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.
Family Resource Center at Gatepath
Parent to parent support for families with special needs children
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.
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 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!
We are about empowering parents and children. We believe that in order to effectively navigate your child’s education, parents need a roadmap that supports them. Learning to understand a child with learning differences means understanding their strengths and their challenges. By providing you with the expertise and requirements necessary, we can help make every family successful. And that will make all the difference in the world.