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 (15 total)

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
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
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
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
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
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
May 1

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 …

May 1
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
May 2

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 …

May 2
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
May 7

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 …

May 7
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Stern Center for Language and Learning
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

I liked the high level of knowledge and experience that the instructor of my Professional Learning course had. She exuded a very comfortable combination of professionalism, experience, and accessibility

- Social Cognition 1 Attendee and Educator