Raskob Day School and Learning Institute 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 2-8. The Clinic Program offers 1:1 Educational Therapy for students and adults, and will be starting a Reading Clinic designed for 1st and 2nd graders struggling in reading. Finally, the Diagnostic Program offers comprehensive neuropsychological assessment and evaluation for children and adults.
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Limited openings available for the 2013-2014 school year; for more information contact Jessica Baiocchi at 510-436-1278 or at Baiocchi@hnu.edu
Clinic Program information please contact Polly Mayer at 510-436-1104 or Mayer@hnu.edu
Day School (grades 2-8)
Raskob Day School is a co-educational school for students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds with language-based learning disabilities. Raskob seeks to recognize and nurture the talents and strengths of each student while remediating areas of academic weakness through individualized curriculums and multi-sensory teaching approaches.
- Full academic program serving bright children with language based learning disabilities (LD) and/ or other academic difficulties - grades 2-8
- Staffed by credentialed teachers and learning specialists
- Small class size (student/teacher ratio - 6:1)
- Certified by State Department of Education as a Non-Public School
- WASC Accredited
The Clinic offers year-round, individualized Educational Therapy in all subject areas to students who may need supplemental academic support. Clinicians collaborate with the classroom teacher and family so as to best support a student in the application and transfer of skills.
- Private or small group intensive educational therapy
- Multi-sensory approach tailored to each student's needs
- Experienced clinicians
- Fall/Spring/Summer sessions
- Outreach program to local private schools
- Consultation and in-service training
- Reading Clinic for early readers grades 1-2
Summer Program offers a full day program of learning through individual educational therapy, small group instruction, multi-sensory teaching, and project-based learning. It combines an integrated individualized academic program that accelerates and remediates academic learning with enrichment activities and opportunities for boosting children’s self esteem.
Speech and Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy is offered as supplemental to the regular programs for an additional fee.
The Diagnostic Program provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations conducted by a licensed neuropsychologist that cover the areas of cognition, academics, processing, executive functioning, memory, and social/emotional issues. Assessments typically occur on two visits, and a final written evaluation report is usually completed within 4-6 weeks of the final visit. At that time, the family will have a meeting with the Diagnostic team to discuss any questions, recommendations, or referrals that may come up as a result of testing.
My daughter is a whole different student because of the summer she spent with you. I will be forever grateful!
– Alumni Family
Raskob has taught [my son] strategies that he will take with him to high school and beyond. He is more confident, self-assured, and knows how to compensate for his disability.
– Alumni Family
While we appreciate all the support that Raskob provides for children to prepare them for middle school and ultimately high school, we are mostly concerned that [our child] has the experience Raskob has already provided her in terms of school and learning—caring support that encourages positive risk taking towards her development, increased understanding regarding her own particular needs, appropriate and tailored academic and intellectual challenges, and a holistic approach to learning that fosters her innate curiosity and desire to explore and try new things. For these gifts, thank you so very much.
– Raskob Parent
I so appreciate having the time to talk with each of [my son’s] teachers and hearing about the curriculum, goals, and objectives of each class. I could really feel the strong sense of commitment, dedication, and clarity for the needs of each student, and a cohesiveness amongst the staff. It is comforting for me to know that [he] is in such good hands…
– Raskob Parent
I like Raskob because there is a lot of outdoors and really good teachers. They teach you how you need to be taught. When you need these things they give them to you. They give separate attention to each kid and there are very few kids in the class so you can get a lot of attention. 5th grade student
I really like Raskob because I get to spend time with my friends and the teachers are really nice, and the kids are, too. I like learning here because it is fun and the teachers know how to teach kids with dyslexia. 4th grade student
– Current Student
High school is different from Raskob, but I really like it. I am using the strategies I learned and am doing great!
– Raskob Alumni