Associated Learning & Language Specialists, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area resource for over 30 years, provides quality early intervention and school-aged services. Through exceptional evaluation, therapy, and educational services, we enable our students to overcome their unique challenges, and gain skills and confidence. Our trans-disciplinary team, including early infant educators, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, behavior therapists, certified Arrowsmith teachers and California credentialed teachers collaborate with the family to create an individualized intervention plan for your child.
We offer multi-disciplinary services including:
Our approach accelerates your child’s learning rate and renders services far more effectively than a compartmentalized approach. A cornerstone of our philosophy is that an individual's developmental needs do not exist in isolation. Diagnosis and therapy must occur with an understanding of the entire spectrum of the individual's abilities, as well as his or her family, school or work environment.
The Arrowsmith Program®
The Arrowsmith Program® was authored by Barbara Arrowsmith Young of Toronto. Over the last 30 years, her cognitive remediation program has provided support for thousands of children with learning disabilities.
ALLS is the pioneer in California with this program, which has been used successfully since 1978. The Arrowsmith Program® comprises a suite of individualized cognitive exercises for students with learning disabilities, developed from extensive research in the fields of neuroscience and neuroplasticity. Each cognitive exercise has multiple levels of difficulty and is designed to address a specific area of cognitive functioning. The Arrowsmith Program® deals with root causes of the learning disability rather than managing the symptoms. Students become effective learners, which often increases confidence, as the positive brain changes are life-long. Follow-up studies have shown that the outcomes of students participating in the Arrowsmith Program®, after 30 years of completing the program, resulted in permanent changes to the brain without regression in learning abilities. We are proud to be offering The Arrowsmith Program® at our San Mateo Cognitive Center. Learn More
ALLS is uniquely able to provide and adapt educational solutions that make sense for your individual district or agency. As an organization, ALLS understands Bay Area school districts, your financial constraints, and legal and educational obligations. At ALLS, staff regularly receive training on topics such as clinical vs. educationally related recommendations and IEP etiquette. Learn More