Hello! Welcome to the blog of the da Vinci Learning Center, an educational therapy practice centered around understanding and meeting the needs of learners who may not be a good match for typical classrooms. I work primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults who manifest giftedness, learning disability, or multiple exceptionality, as well as with families and educators. I offer a wide variety of services, including assessment, enrichment, remediation, mentoring, program development, parent and teacher guidance, public speaking, and professional consultation. This blog is where I will put my various musings on topics related to giftedness, learning disability, psychology, education, family dynamics, and the often-complex relationships between them.
I draw upon my analytical background as a research scientist, my practical background as a classroom teacher, and my professional training as an educational therapist, to develop an approach tailored to each client’s individual needs. I focus on understanding the complexity of the person-in-context, capitalizing on strengths and shoring up weaknesses. My goal is always to build a child’s range of adaptive skills, self-understanding, capacity for self-regulated learning, and independence, to help them identify and effectively follow their passions. I also strongly believe in helping interested parents and educators develop their own knowledge and skills.
For more information about the services I offer, click here.
For more information about me as a person, click here.
– Aimee Yermish, PsyD