Resources for Parents


Parent’s Education Network (PEN)



Support for Families



Parent’s Place


Parents Helping Parents



Learning Differences-Dyslexia-ADHD


International Dyslexia Association


Great Schools


All Kinds of Minds


Rick Lavoie


Learning Disabilities Association of America


Learning Disabilities Association of California


LD Online


Reading Rockets


National Center for Learning Disabilities


National Association for Child Development


Children’s Health Council (Palo Alto)


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)


UCSF’s HALP Clinic (Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems)


Jonathan Mooney


Project Eye to Eye


Brain Connection


Bright Solutions for Dyslexia


Cogmed Working Memory Training


Internet Special Education Resources


Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities





Autism Society


UCSF’s Autism Clinic


Natural Learning Concepts (resources for autism)





The Sentence Center

433 Airport Blvd,

Burlingame, CA 94010

(650) 993-4003


826 Valencia – The Writing Center

826 Valencia St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 642-5905



Behavioral Specialists


Gateway Learning Group

(ABA for early intervention in autism)

San Francisco and Redwood City

(877) 264-6747


Kalmanovitz Child Development Center at CPMC SF

(415) 600-6200



Neuropsychological, Psychoeducational or Educational Evaluators


Dr. Gumina, Ph.D., B.C.E.T.

Comprehensive cognitive/behavioral assessments

(415) 750-0612


Beth Ohanneson, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Counseling for parents of children with learning & sensory integration differences.

(415) 564-0782.



McClure, Mallory, Baron & Ross

Educational Counseling and Planning

200 Lombard St.

San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 421-4183



Bay Area Psychological Testing Associates (BAPTA)

Roz Wright, PsyD

(415) 296-8081


Kalmanovitz Child Development Center at CPMC SF

(415) 600-6200


Patricia J. Weiss, PhD

Alta Mira Recovery Center

2186 Geary Blvd, Suite 315

San Francisco, CA 94115

Tel/Fax: (415) 566-2022


Patricia Henery  (415) 441-2366



Julie Wolfert, PsyD (415) 308-9631




Occupational Therapy/Movement Therapy


OT Studio

Julia Harris, OTR/L, Lora Harris, OTR/L

219 Balboa St. (Between 3rd & 4th Ave)

San Francisco, CA 94118

(415) 752-0226


Project Commotion


Kalmanovitz Child Development Center at CPMC

(415) 600-6200



Speech Pathologists & Audiologists


Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California

Services in Speech & Language and Audiology



Speech Inc

Services in Speech and Language Therapy and Evaluations

Locations in San Francisco, Oakland, and Marin


Communicative Disorders Clinic at SFSU

Services in Speech and Language Therapy and Evaluations

Located in San Francisco


The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center

Services in Speech and Language Therapy and Evaluations

Locations in San Francisco and Burlingame


Associated Learning and Language Specialists

Services in Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy,

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Parent Education and Training,

School Placement, and the Arrowsmith Program

Locations in Redwood City and Sunnyvale


Judith Paton, Audiologist in San Mateo

(650) 340-1280




Polsinelli Optometry and Vision Therapy

(415) 800-7763


Vision, Learning & Dyslexia


College of Optometrists in Vision Development


PAVE (Parents Active for Vision Education)


Polsinelli Optometry

Dr. Elio Polsinelli, Jr.

1906 Polk St. San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 800-7763


David Grisham, OD and Jeremy Shumaker, OD

Rising Star Optometry

Offices in San Francisco and San Rafael

(415) 459-2020


Family Vision Care & Vision Therapy

1234 Cherry St.

San Carlos, CA 94070

(650) 593-1661

Assistive Technology:

Reading and Writing Technologies


California State Library – Braille and Talking Book Library


Learning Ally


Books Aloud Inc.







Software & Apps for Writing


Don Johnston Products (Wynn, Inspiration, etc.)

Free Online Typing Program


Voice Recognition Software


Dragon Naturally Speaking



Information and Classes on Assistive Technology


Support for Families


Dan Leibowitz, Innovative Learning Services

(415) 407-0234



Activities/Services for kids


San Francisco Recreation & Parks


Star Fall (learning to read games)

Activities for kids in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Families

Alumni Student Blogs:


As part of our mission to help students reach their full potential we are very proud to share blogs written by alumni of the Literacy and Language Center.


To Read or Not to Read


Film Arts