About Barbara Bennett

As an Educational Therapist/Educational Consultant, I have over twenty-five years of experience as a university clinician at the U.C. San Francisco Medical Center, a consultant at the University of Washington, a consultant for preschools through college, a first grade and Head Start teacher, and a private practice educational therapist.

I present effective training programs

I organized and taught training programs for educators and parents to promote effective learning in school and at home.

I train teachers, therapists and physicians in the latest research in the fields of dyslexia, ADHD, language disorders, anxiety, depression, and other learning challenges.

My extensive education includes

B.A., University of California, Berkeley - Modern European History Major with a Minor in Sociology.

M.A., San Francisco State University - a unique Special Education Master's program which combined the knowledge of learning disorders and the psychology of working with students who struggle to learn. As part of this M.A. program, I interned in California's first Learning Disorders classroom.

Lifetime Elementary Teaching Credential, University of California, Berkeley - This special elementary credential program emphasized techniques to access and develop each student's learning potential in the regular classroom where I taught full-time.

Specialized training with leading national and international figures in fields of dyslexia, learning d isorders, ADHD, and emotional disorders.

Active in professional groups

As a professional member of the Association of Educational Therapists, I founded the national organization’s Seattle Study Group to provide professional training for educators in the greater Seattle area.

A longtime member of both the International Dyslexia Association and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), I served on both their Washington State boards.

I helped found the EASTSIDE CHADD of the national organization of CHADD. I now help facilitate the EASTSIDE CHADD monthly meetings and special programs to meet the needs of both the families with ADHD and the educators who teach students with ADHD.

Barbara Bennett