About Us

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike.

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Meet Our Team

Meet our professional staff of diagnosticians and instructors versed in a wide range of disciplines.

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Success Stories

Read stories and testimonials about learners of all ages who found academic and social success at the Stern Center.

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Courses & Workshops

Join our knowledgeable and experienced staff in learning research-proven strategies in the areas of literacy, social cognition, math, and more.

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SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

We partner with districts and individual schools to help build strong systems of support for all learners.

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MODELS OF SUCCESS

Learn about the positive changes we have seen as a result of integrating our services throughout schools.

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Stern Center for Language & Learning
Welcome to the Stern Center...
because all great minds don’t think alike!

Mission

 

The Stern Center for Language and Learning is a nonprofit educational center dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential. Through high-quality direct service, professional development and research, we are committed to enriching the lives of learners because all great minds don't think alike!


Vision

 

A world where, through scientific understanding of learning differences and corresponding teaching strategies, learners of all ages and backgrounds will experience personal accomplishment and self-esteem...a world where education, as a whole, will progress to even higher levels of success.


Since 1983, we have worked with learners to help them reach their academic, social and professional goals. We provide research-based learning evaluations and customized instruction for all students, including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, language disorders, social learning challenges, autism, attention deficit disorders and learning differences. We design and deliver customized professional learning programs and system development using current research and trends in education. Through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence, we work with schools and individual educators in early literacy, oral language, reading, written language, social cognition, executive functioning and math.

The Stern Center means a lot to me.
- STERN CENTER ALUMNUS
A NOTE FROM A STERN CENTER ALUMNI
I struggled with reading and my mind was focused on the fact that I couldn’t do it - that it was impossible.

Being tutored at the Stern Center not only improved my reading skills tremendously, it also changed that mindset. With the help of my incredible tutor, I was able to build confidence in my learning.

Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence

The Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence (CKHIE) within the Stern Center for Language and Learning is a model of best instructional practices for educators. It supports access to professional learning for teachers and instructional services for students.  Cynthia K. Hoehl, a former teacher, established the CKHIE as part of her vision for helping all children learn.

BY THE NUMBERS
$43,223
UNDERWRITING FOR STUDENTS RECEIVING DIRECT INSTRUCTION SERVICES
$73,587
GRANTS AWARDED IN FY16 FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
818
STUDENTS BENEFITED FROM DIRECT SERVICES IN FY16
How it Works

Stern Center’s highly-qualified group of instructors can collaborate with your school team to provide services for one or multiple students at a reduced cost. For students who will benefit from explicit instruction (4 or more hours per week) and are in need of quality services, we encourage you to contact us.

In addition, schools and individual educators are invited to submit proposals for professional learning, which may be eligible to receive underwriting grants. Both opportunities are subject to continued availability of funds. To learn more, check out School Partnerships and Professional Learning.

Having the opportunity for a coach to watch your lesson and give you feedback based on a student's needs is crucial for professional growth. The O-G course and practicum are invaluable and the effects will last a lifetime for all of us.

- Special Education Teacher in an Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator training course