Mediated Learning is about breaking through confusion. Learning difficulties affect more than just classroom performance; problem-solving skills, organizational ability, motivation, and even basic social skills can be impacted by challenges in the thinking process.
Over 20 years of utilizing the Feuerstein Method with learners of all ages, my goal has always been the same: to understand and remediate the student's thinking process and developing customized strategies for turning "I can't" into "How can I?" This philosophy informed the techniques used by myself and my staff at the Toronto Centre for Mediated Learning, which I founded in 1999 and directed until 2014.
As a "cognitive education specialist", I bring the worlds of education and psychology together into a unique, well-rounded approach to learning and metacognition. My students learn how to learn by becoming aware of their thinking processes, developing a positive attitude toward learning, and turning thinking strategies into thinking habits that stick around for life.
I have been fortunate to work with many different types of students, and also to demonstrate the value of Mediated Learning techniques to teachers, parents, therapists, and other educators through various consultations and workshops developed from my academic studies in psychology, hands-on clinical experience, and extensive training at the Feuerstein Institute. My practice has now grown wider to include pedagogical evaluations and programming recommendations, workshops focusing on best-practices in literacy education, and case management for students with special learning needs.
After living and working at an International school in Guatemala for 2 years, I have returned to Toronto where I continue to serve in senior-level school administration and private consultations.
I am fluent in Spanish and Hebrew.