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 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 (13 total)

Sep 28 - Jan 25

Social Cognition 1

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

Sep 28 - Jan 25
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Shelburne Community School 3843
Oct 10

Trauma of Poverty

In this 45-hour course, participants will gain an understanding of poverty related stress and its impact on brain function. Participants will establish a framework for …

Oct 10
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Richmond Elementary School 3801
Jan 11

Visual Methods for Improving Social Understanding

This module will focus on exploring the use of Comic Strip Conversations (Gray), Social Stories (Gray) and SOCCS (Smith Myles) to enhance teaching students skills …

Jan 11
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Stern Center for Language and Learning 91
Jan 12

Reading Comprehension Across All Content

This workshop is for the teacher whose students can read but may be struggling to comprehend the text. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) demand …

Jan 12
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Stern Center for Language and Learning 91
Jan 25 - Apr 20

Reading and the Brain

Humans are not hard-wired for reading, and yet, most young children learn how to read, at least at a basic level, by first grade. How …

Jan 25 - Apr 20
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Stern Center for Language and Learning 91
Jan 30 - Mar 23

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 …

Jan 30 - Mar 23
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Stern Center for Language and Learning 91
Feb 2

Orton-Gillingham: Beyond the Basics

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

Feb 2
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Stern Center for Language and Learning 91
Mar 8

A Model for Managing Anxiety and Improving Self Regulation

This module will focus on managing anxiety and improving self-regulation using techniques for increasing self-awareness and modifying one’s own behaviors. The Incredible 5-Point Scale (Dunn-Buron …

Mar 8
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Stern Center for Language and Learning 91
Mar 30

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. …

Mar 30
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Stern Center for Language and Learning 91
Jul 9 - Jul 12

Trauma of Poverty

In this 45-hour course, participants will gain an understanding of poverty related stress and its impact on brain function. Participants will establish a framework for …

Jul 9 - Jul 12
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Stern Center for Language and Learning 91

Donated support helps keep our fees more affordable for clients and provides scholarships for those who otherwise might not be able to take advantage of the services they need.