About Us

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


Meet Our Team

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


Success Stories

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


Courses Calendar

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


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.



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.


Services for children in Preschool through Grade 12

At the Stern Center we believe that everyone learns differently. We are here to determine how our students learn best and to help them better understand their strengths and challenges. We help children learn strategies that will build confidence and help them find academic and social success. Our students are diverse learners and include those with learning style differences, learning disabilities, autism, dyslexia, ADHD and speech/language concerns, as well as those looking to advance their math or reading skills through enrichment. Looking for Summer Programs? Check out this page. Each of our services offers a customized approach to learning. Our team will work closely with each student, his/her family and the school teams to create a plan for success. Financial aid and scholarships are available to eligible students through the Stern Center Annual Scholarship Fund.


We offer a similar set of services customized for Adult and College level learners.

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Stern Center Services

Learning Evaluations

Are you interested in discovering how your child learns best? Do you suspect a learning delay or difficulty? A learning evaluation can help provide a full picture of how your child’s brain works. Evaluations are essential in diagnosing differences in learning, planning an effective instructional program and monitoring progress.

Customized Instruction

We will work with the student, family and school team to create an individualized instruction plan to help your child reach his/her full potential. We have discovered through years of experience that each child learns differently, at their own pace, and with assistance, establishes their own goals to help build confidence and achieve success. Our services provide assistance in reading, writing, spelling, math and enrichment as well as study and organization skills, SAT/ACT prep and homework support.

Communication Services

We offer speech and language interventions as well as social learning, including our Social Thinking® groups. Our social learning team of special educators and certified speech-language pathologists provides individual and group coaching for students with social cognitive challenges, including autism, Asperger’s, nonverbal learning disability, ADD and mental health issues; cognition issues with attention, memory, executive functioning and visuospatial skills, and medical and behavioral diagnoses, including social-emotional disturbances, ADHD, dyslexia, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy.

Getting Financial Aid

Financial aid and scholarships are available to eligible students through the Stern Center and the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence within the Stern Center.

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I truly believe that Karen teaching my son how to utilize PROMPT techniques has minimized frustrations that stemmed from not being able to talk. Despite his apraxia, words he once had trouble completing now come out complete and clear thanks to Karen’s help.

- Sherry Mullican // Mother of former Stern Center student