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Summer Program

The Raskob Summer Program offers a half day (9:00-noon) 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.

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Assessment

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.

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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.

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Day School

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. Raskob Day School is a co-educational school for students with language-based learning disabilities.

Dr. Fumiko Hoeft Visits Raskob

Dr. Fumiko Hoeft visited Raskob this January to discuss her latest research. Click here to see more.

Raskob Featured in Parents Press Magazine

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.

Raskob Wins Two "Best of the East Bay" Awards

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.

Raskob Parent Featured on KQED-FM's Perspectives Series

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.

School of Excellence Hat Trick

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.

Raskob’s Partnership with Children’s Hospital Oakland

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.