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 (13 total)

Jul 16 - Jul 20

Reading and the Brain

We’re sorry, but this class is full. We will offer this course again in the spring of 2019. Humans are not hard-wired for reading, and yet …

Jul 16 - Jul 20
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
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
Aug 28 - Oct 10

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 …

Aug 28 - Oct 10
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Greater Rutland Central Supervisory Union
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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South Burlington High School
Oct 1

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 …

Oct 1
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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

Before going to the Stern Center, I struggled with reading and my mind was focused on the fact that I couldn't do it. The Stern Center not only helped me improve my reading skills, but I was able to build confidence in my learning.

- Stern Center Student