Raskob Day School is highlighted in the May 2015 issue of Parents Press Magazine as a school to consider for children with language-based learning disabilities, and is among other prestigious schools that represent a diverse continuum of student need. The article appears on page 23.
Parents’ Press has awarded Raskob Learning Institute with two awards for 2014: Best Special Needs Elementary School, and Best Learning Disabilities Specialist. Raskob also earned “Top Pick” for Best Special Needs Camp. See more at parentspress.com.
Joan Cardellino, a Raskob parent, was the featured commentator on the June 11 edition of the Perspectives series on KQED-FM. Click here to listen to her story of celebrating her daughter’s graduation from middle school.
Raskob has been named a “School of Excellence” by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). This is our third year of earning this distinction.
Since last June, Raskob Learning Institute and Day School has had the pleasure/privilege of hosting pediatric residents from Children’s Hospital Oakland at our site. The doctors, in groups of two or three, come to Raskob to take a tour, and learn about the challenges faced by children with learning disabilities. Their visits are part of a class that they take “Community Advocacy Primary Care Rotation.” Raskob is one of many sites they visit that serve children in the East Bay.
The doctors have been delighted to see the healthy students. In addition, through conversations with Executive Director Edith Ben Ari and Clinic Director Polly Mayer, they learn about the possible “red flags” for learning issues that they may encounter when seeing children in their own pediatric practices and clinics. Some of these symptoms may include a reluctance to go to school, as well as chronic stomach aches and headaches. The doctors are grateful to learn about the issues that arise when children struggle in the classroom, and about the abundance of resources and support available to children and their families in the community.
Each doctor leaves with a folder filled with articles, referral sources, and a brief bibliography of websites and books about learning issues.
The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has selected Raskob Learning Institute as a School of Excellence for the 2013–2014 academic year. This recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that have met rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated dedication, commitment, and achievement in the field of special education. Only 68 other schools received the distinction this year.
Raskob Learning Institute Summer Program has been featured as one of the recommended summer programs for students with learning challenges on the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association’s (NCBIDA) newsletter. This organization provides a forum where parents, educators, individuals with dyslexia and researchers share their knowledge about a disorder that affects up to 20 percent of the U.S. population. The NCBIDA, the oldest branch of IDA, provides workshops, hands-on simulations, and resources to increase public awareness of dyslexia.