For the past 35 years Dana Stahl, M.Ed., an educational consultant, diagnostician, child-parent advocate, and learning specialist, has worked with families, educators, psychologists, and service providers to help identify learning issues in children and to provide the assistance, resources, and guidance needed to address these issues.
Her recently published book, The ABCs of Learning Issues, is critically acclaimed and has been featured in Chicago Parent, L.A. Parent, Midwest Book Review, Education Update Online, and Special Needs Book Review. The ABCs of Learning Issues also received the Parent and Teacher Choice Award and the NAPPA Award (National Parenting Product Awards).
In 2014 she founded Educational Alternative LLC, building upon her experience in diagnostic assessment, educational intervention, and advocacy to help parents find schools and programs for their children. She explores alternative and educational options with students and families and advises on appropriate day and boarding school placements and differential instruction for children with learning deficits; on therapeutic needs for special needs children, and on college searches for schools with learning disorder support programs.
Dana also provides career vocational planning for individuals experiencing failure to launch and who need guidance in selecting career choices that match their specific skill set.
Dana Stahl, who struggled from a learning disability, became a learning specialist to assist children with learning issues to find compensatory strategies to reach their social, emotional, and academic potential. She also provides life coaching and counseling for children with learning disabilities, Autism, ADHD, and Dyslexia, as well as career and vocational counseling.
She earned a B.S. in Special Education from Boston University and a Masters of Education Diagnostic Prescriptive Clinician from The College of William and Mary.
This is episode 275 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast for educators. Our talk focuses on Dana's book, The ABCs of Learning Issues: A Practical Guide for Parents.
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