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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Course Calendar

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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Courses & Workshops

Browse our entire collection of Professional Learning offerings. Find a course for yourself or design a customized remedial program for your school/district.

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BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LITERACY®

Discover the program that teaches early care and education providers as well as parents how to foster early literacy skills in children ages five and under.

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Upcoming Events (17 total)

Jun 25 - Jun 28

Social Cognition I

This graduate-level course is designed to provide participants with a conceptual understanding of the theoretical frameworks underlying social cognition assessment and intervention for individuals presenting …

Jun 25 - Jun 28
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
Jul 16 - Jul 20

Reading and the Brain

Humans are not hard-wired for reading, and yet many young children learn how to read at a basic level by the end of first grade. …

Jul 16 - Jul 20
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
Jul 16

Fundations® Level K

Fundations® for Grades K-2 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations® is based upon the Wilson Reading Principles …

Jul 16
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Holiday Inn Burlington, Vermont
Jul 17

Fundations® Level 1

Fundations® for Grades K-2 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations® is based upon the Wilson Reading Principles …

Jul 17
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Holiday Inn Burlington, Vermont
Jul 18

Fundations® Level 2

Fundations® for Grades K-2 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations® is based upon the Wilson Reading Principles …

Jul 18
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Holiday Inn Burlington, Vermont
Sep 21 - Nov 09

Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory, structured language instruction. Orton-Gillingham (OG) is biologically and linguistically sound, diagnostic and prescriptive, and structured …

Sep 21 - Nov 09
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
Apr 12

Orton-Gillingham: Beyond the Basics

This workshop is designed to review and extend your knowledge of the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach. Do you feel rusty on how to teach and provide …

Apr 12
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
Apr 18

Orton-Gillingham: Advanced Morphology

The English language is a morphophonological language. Therefore, teachers need to teach both phonics and morphology to enable struggling readers and writers to unlock literacy. …

Apr 18
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
May 17

Orton-Gillingham: Robust Vocabulary

Reading comprehension relies heavily on vocabulary knowledge; therefore, robust, explicit vocabulary instruction will help all students improve their oral language, reading comprehension, and written expression. …

May 17
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Stern Center for Language and Learning

By far, I have never taken another course that stands up to the instruction I received during my Orton-Gillingham training in the summer. I cannot speak highly enough of the instructors I have had over the course of two years.

- Linda E. Beaudet // Orton-Gillingham Practicum Teacher