Rise Above - A Learning Environment
80 Long Court, Suite 80-1A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Services Offered:
  • One-to-one intensive educational therapy (ET). (Click here for more information.)
  • One-to-one executive functions (EF) support. (Click here for more information.)
  • Virtual executive functions (EF) consultation and family intervention. (Click here for more information.)

How do I know if ET or EF is needed?
The need for educational therapy and/or executive functions support and intervention may be identified in a number of ways

If your child or adolescent has never been identified by specialists or school personnel:

  • You may have had early indicators when your child was very young, such as early ear infections, difficulty with maintaining concentration on a task, problems remembering, delay in learning language, or problems paying attention.

  • Your child or adolescent may come home from school and tell you, “I’m stupid.  I hate school!  I don’t get what I am supposed to do.”  You see a loss of self-esteem regarding school performance.

  • Your child or adolescent may resist going to school, or participating in normal childhood activities.

  • You may have concerns based on observation of your child or adolescent that all is not right with his or her ability to learn, or to benefit from school. 

  • Your child or adolescent may take an extreme amount of time and parent support getting homework tasks done. 

  • You see ongoing struggles with homework and school assignments that may increase as schoolwork becomes more difficult.

  • You see a sudden onset of frustration with school and homework. 

  • You see discouragement and withdrawal. 

If your child or adolescent has been identified by specialists or school personnel: 
  • School personnel such as a classroom teacher, the school psychologist, or the speech and language specialist may already have identified your child or adolescent as a struggling learner.  However, he or she may require additional individualized interventions beyond those now received. 

  • Your child or adolescent is receiving services from multiple specialists, and you need assistance in coordinating services. 

  • You need assistance in interpreting reports and recommendations from various specialists who work with your child.

Who can benefit from ET or EF?
Any student, ages five through adult, can benefit.  Students who are taught how to learn through demystifying the process of learning will increase their confidence, allowing them to become more efficient, empowered, and successful students.

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn” -  Anonymous

Success is a journey, not a destination