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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Services for children in Preschool through Grade 12

At the Stern Center, we believe that every child learns differently, and we work to determine how each of our students learns best. We help them develop strategies and learn techniques that build confidence and achieve academic and social success. Our school-age students represent a diverse set of needs. They include:
  • Learning style differences, including gifted learning styles

  • Specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia, language-learning disabilities, and non-verbal learning disabilities

  • Attentional difficulties, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Social or adaptive behavioral problems, including autism-specific differentiated diagnosis

  • Neurological handicapping conditions

  • Enrichment, for high-functioning students looking to advance math or reading skills

Get started by contacting us to schedule the service that best fits your needs. Our team will work closely with your student, your school team, and you to create a plan for success.

Financial aid and scholarships are available to eligible students through the Stern Center Annual Scholarship Fund.

LOOKING FOR HELP FOR ADULT LEARNERS?

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

Once we establish an individualized plan for your child, we’ll work with you to create a schedule for
instruction at a pace and frequency that works for you. Many students achieve positive results with weekly
sessions, while others receive multiple sessions per week. Every session is held is in a quiet, non-distracting
academic setting, with a highly-qualified instructor whom your child gets to know personally.

Our services provide assistance in:


  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Spelling

  • Math

  • Study and Organization skills

  • Homework Support

  • SAT/ACT Prep


Communication Services

For students with challenges that affect their ability to relate to the world around them, we offer a wide range of individualized speech and language interventions, as well as social-emotional learning.

Our social-emotional learning team of speech-language pathologists and certified special educators provides individual and group coaching for students with social cognitive challenges, including:


  • ADD and ADHD

  • Autism

  • Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Nonverbal learning disability

  • Mental health issues

  • Cognition issues with attention, memory, executive functioning and visuospatial skills


We also offer Social Thinking® groups at our Williston, Vermont location. Groups consist of students with similar social learning profiles, and are designed to provide the benefit of coaching and learning in a supportive peer setting.


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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