Raskob Learning Institute and Day School is a non-profit organization that serves the Bay Area community by providing services for students and adults with learning differences. The Institute is comprised of three Programs: the Day School, the Clinic and the Diagnostic Program. Raskob Day School is a Comprehensive Academic Program that serves bright students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, grades 3-8. The Clinic provides 1:1 Educational Therapy, and the Diagnostic Assessment program offers comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for students age 6 through adulthood.
What is Educational Therapy?
An educational therapist is a professional who combines educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems.
What is the difference between Tutoring and Educational Therapy?
While a tutor generally focuses on teaching specific subject matter, an educational therapist’s focus is broader. Educational therapists collaborate with all the significant people concerned with the student’s learning, and they focus not only on remediation but also on building self-awareness and underlying learning skills to help clients become more self-reliant, efficient learners.
The Clinic offers individualized educational therapy in all academic areas during the fall, spring and summer semesters for students and adults who may need supplemental academic remediation and support. In addition, educational therapists support students in organization skills, time management and other executive function skills. Experienced Clinicians collaborate with classroom teachers, family and/or caregivers to best support a student in the application and transfer of skills and strategies.
The Raskob Clinic offers:
- Intensive, individualized educational therapy
- Multi-sensory approaches to academics
- Sessions tailored to each student’s needs
- Experienced Clinicians
- Fall/Spring/Summer sessions
- Consultation meetings with families
- End of semester reports documenting students’ progress
- In-service trainings for teachers and allied professionals
- Lower-cost sessions with educational therapy interns from Holy Names University
The Raskob Summer Program offers a full day (9:00-3:00) experience of learning through individual educational therapy, small (3-5 students) group academic instruction, multi-sensory teaching, and project-based learning. It combines an integrated individualized academic program that accelerates and remediates academic learning through a variety of research-based approaches. The morning includes one hour of daily individual educational therapy, one hour of a small academic class (typically in the areas of reading, math or writing), and one hour of enrichment class, such as music, arts and crafts or keyboarding. The combination offers myriad opportunities to boost students’ confidence, and academic success. The afternoon portion includes daily swimming at the Holy Names University pool, crafts and cooperative games, as well as facilitated and supervised choice time.
Speech and Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy is offered as a supplement to the regular program, for an additional fee.
The Diagnostic Program offers comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. These are conducted by a licensed neuropsychologist, and the assessments cover the areas of cognition, academics, processing speed, executive functioning, memory and social/emotional issues. Testing typically occurs over 2-3 mornings, 8:00-11:30 at the Raskob Clinic. The report is completed, and sent to the family, four-six weeks after the final testing date. At that time, the family will have a meeting with the neuropsychologist and Clinic Director to answer any questions about the results and recommendations, and to discuss any referrals that may come up as a result of testing.
First appointments are scheduled within a month to a month and a half of registration. For further information, and/or registration materials, please contact the Clinic Director, Polly Mayer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.436.1104.
Raskob Day School is a co-educational school for students with language-based learning disabilities. Raskob seeks to recognize and nurture the talents and strengths of each student while remediating areas of academic weakness in a safe, multi-sensory learning environment.
- Small Class Sizes with a 6:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
- Daily Physical Education
- Weekly Art and Music
- W.A.S.C. Accredited
- NPS State Certified (Non-Public School)
- Not appropriate for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders or students who demonstrate moderate-to-severe behavior or emotional regulation difficulties
Being part of the Raskob community has meant so much to our family. My son is ready for high school, both socially and academically; we couldn’t be prouder.