Ms. Tolin is well-connected with many professionals and organizations. She and her associates can make referrals to other disciplines, resources, or schools. She is adept in helping families who may be limited in appointments to prioritizing their needs.We have a wide base of connections in the following areas. Please ask for a referral should you need any of the below.
-Games, toys, equipment, and activities (see Products)
-Apps and technology
-Floortime® practitioners
-Psychologists, neuropsychologists (for assessment and/or therapy), and other mental health practitioners
-Speech and language pathologists
-Educational therapists and tutors
-Developmental optometrists
-Medical professionals, such as pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, or psychiatrists
-Behavior specialists and shadows
-Social skills groups (including social thinking)
-Legal advice from advocates or attorneys
-Parent support groups
-Assistance with nutrition, feeding, or dentistry
-Physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists
-Extracurricular activities such as drama, martial arts, art classes, horseback riding, sensory friendly movies, and/or ski instructors in Mammoth
Private Schools:
TouredHad clients thereKnow the staffLectured thereLink
Adat Ari El Day SchoolX
AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian SchoolX
Beth HillelXXhttp:/
Brentwood SchoolX
Bridges AcademyXhttp:/
The Buckley SchoolXX
Campbell HallXXXhttp:/
Chatsworth Hills AcademyXXhttp:/
Children’s Community SchoolXX +http:/
The Country SchoolXXhttp:/
Echo Horizon SchoolXXhttp:/
The Help GroupXX
Highland HallX
Ilan Ramon Day SchoolXX
Kadima Hebrew Academy
Kirk of the ValleyXX
LaurenceXX +XX
Los EncinosX
New RoadsX
Sierra CanyonXX
Sinai Akiba AcademyXX
St. Francis de SalesX
St. Mel SchoolX
Valley Beth Shalom Day SchoolXX
Westside Neighborhood SchoolX
Wildwood (West LA)X
Wise SchoolXX
Woodland Hills Private School: Oxnard


TouredHad clients thereKnow the staffLectured thereLink
Adat Ari El Day SchoolXX
Beth HillelXX
Beverly Glen Play GroupX
Caterpillar CottageX
Children’s CircleXX +
Child’s WorldXX
Church of the ChimesXXX
The Country SchoolXX
Emek Hebrew
Gan IsraelXX +X
Highland HallX
Little Acorns GrowX
Magic YearsXX
Neighborhood School: Mammoth AveXXNo website?
Here’s yelp reviews:
Neighborhood School: Riverside DriveXXNo website
The Nurtury PreschoolXX
Oak Park Neighborhood SchoolXNo website
Sherman Oaks Co-OpXX
Sunnyside: Sherman OaksXX
XNo website
Sunnyside: Studio CityXX
XNo website
Sunshine Preschool (Brentwood)X
Temple JudeaXX
TSONS (The Sherman Oaks Nursery School)XX
VBS (Valley Beth Shalom)XX

Public Schools:

Academy for Enriched
Haynes StreetX
Lanai Road ElementaryXX
“+” Indicates schools that have been welcoming of occupational therapy intervention on campus.

Other consultation available for schools in the New York City area and some additional locations (Santa Monica, Pasadena, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Valencia, etc).

The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to redefining and promoting each child’s development to their fullest potential. Through the leadership of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, ICDL has led the interdisciplinary movement to implement a revolutionary approach to understanding and improving a child’s development. This Developmental, Individual-differences, and Relationship-based approach known as DIR® has become the foundation for understanding child development and to provide intervention that helps every child reach his or her fullest potential. DIRFloortime® (also known as Floortime®) uses the DIR® foundation to provide an intervention for children with Autism and other mental health and developmental disabilities that has been shown through research and practice to be very effective. A directory of Floortime® Providers is listed on their site, as well.

Dr. Jonine Biesman, ABPdN, is a Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She holds an advanced, post-doctoral certificate in Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention through the Fielding Institute. Dr. Biesman was recently appointed by the Governor to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, honored with a seat on Area Board 10 serving Los Angeles County to protect and advocate for the civil, legal, and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities. Dr. Biesman holds two certifications as a training leader and interventionist in DIR/Floortime® through the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders founded by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and through the Profectum Foundation lead by Dr. Serena Wieder. Dr. Biesman has over fifteen years of experience working with infants, children, adolescents, adults and families. Dr. Biesman conducts comprehensive neuropsychological and developmental evaluations, psychoeducational and psychological testing, and general screening consultations to better understand students’ strengths and areas of need, gain diagnostic clarity, devise individualized treatment plans, early intervention programs, to secure academic and testing accommodations through all grades including college, and to provide a “road map” to optimize students’ development.818-416-6435.

This DIRFloortime® approach is the center for outreach and fundraising efforts to promote parent choice in California. Parents and professionals who use a DIRFloortime® approach can get information and follow lobbying efforts in California to advocate for parent choice in the treatment approach used for their child.