Schools/Resources

 

 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
-Camps
-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 School X  http://www.aaedayschool.org
AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School X  http://www.agbumds.org/
Berkeley HallX   www.berkeleyhall.org
Beth HillelXX  http:/www.tbhla.com
Brentwood SchoolX   https://www.bwscampus.com/
Bridges Academy X  http:/www.bridges.edu
The Buckley SchoolXX   http://www.buckley.org
Campbell HallXXX http:/www.campbellhall.org
Chatsworth Hills AcademyX X http:/www.chaschool.org
Children’s Community SchoolXX +  http:/www.ccsteaches.org
The Country SchoolXX  http:/www.country-school.org
CurtisX   http:/www.curtisschool.org
Echo Horizon SchoolXX  http:/www.echohorizon.org
Emek Hebrew AcademyXX  https://www.emek.org
FrostigX   http://frostig.org/
The Help GroupXX  http://www.thehelpgroup.org/
Heschel X  http://www.heschel.com
Highland HallX   https://www.highlandhall.org/
Ilan Ramon Day SchoolXX  http://www.ilanramondayschool.com
Kadima Hebrew Academy    http://www.kadimadayschool.org/
Kirk of the ValleyX X http://www.kirkschool.org/
LaurenceXXXXhttps://www.laurenceschool.com
La TribuX No Website
LILA: Lycee International de Los Angeles: Los Feliz (preschool-5th)Xhttps://www.internationalschool.la/about/
LILA: Lycee International de Los Angeles: West Valley/ Tarzana (preschool-5th)XXhttps://www.internationalschool.la/about/
Los EncinosX   http://www.losencinosschool.org
New Roads X  http://www.newroads.org
OakwoodXX  https://www.oakwoodschool.org
Sierra CanyonXXX http://www.sierracanyonschool.org
Sinai Akiba AcademyXX  https://www.sinaiakiba.org
St. Bernadine of Siena-Preschool- 8th gradeXX  https://stbernardineschool.org/
St. Francis de SalesX   http://www.saintfrancisdesalesschool.com/
St. Mel School X  https://www.stmel.org/
Turning PointX  https://www.turningpointschool.org/
Valley Beth Shalom Day SchoolXX  https://www.vbsds.org
ViewpointXX Xhttp://www.viewpoint.org
WesleyXX  https://www.wesleyschool.org
Westmark School Grades 2-12XX  https://www.westmarkschool.org
Westside Neighborhood School X  https://www.wnsk8.com/page/Home
Wildwood (West LA) X  http://www.wildwood.org/
Woodcrest Preschool-8thXXX https://www.woodcrestschool.com/
Wildwood (West LA) X  http://www.wildwood.org/
WoodcrestX    
Woodland Hills Private School: Oxnard CampusX X www.woodlandhillsprivateschool.com
 

 

Preschools:

 TouredHad clients thereKnow the staffLectured thereLink
Adat Ari El Day SchoolXX  http://www.aaedayschool.org
Bethel PreschoolX  http://bethelencino.org/preschool/curriculum
Beth HillelXX  http://www.tbhla.com
Beverly Glen Play Group X  http://www.beverlyglenplaygroup.org/
BoulevardX  https://www.boulevardschool.com
Cassidy PreschoolX   www.cassidypreschool.com
Children’s Circle Nursery SchoolXX+  http://childrenscirclenurseryschool.com/index.html
Caterpillar Cottage X  https://caterpillarcottage.com/
Children’s CircleXX +  http://childrenscirclenurseryschool.com/index.html
Child’s WorldXX  http://www.childsworldschool.com/
Church of the ChimesXXX http://churchofthechimes.org/preschool/
The Country SchoolXX  http://www.country-school.org/
Discovery SchoolXXX www.discoveryschooltarzana.com
Emek Hebrew AcademyXX  www.emek.org
Gan IsraelXX +X http://www.chabadofthevalley.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/164209/jewish/Gan-Israel-School.htm
Greenleaf Mindful MontessoriX  https://www.greenleafmontessori.com/
Heschel X  www.heschel.com
Highland HallX   https://www.highlandhall.org/
Little Acorns GrowX   https://littleacornsgrowclasses.wordpress.com/
Maggy HavesXXX www.maggyhaves.com
Magic YearsXX  http://www.magicyearsnurseryschool.com/
Neighborhood School: Mammoth AveXX  No website?
Here’s yelp reviews:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-neighborhood-school-sherman-oaks
Neighborhood School: Riverside DriveXX  No website
The Nurtury PreschoolXX  http://www.nurturypreschool.com/
Oak Park Neighborhood School X  No website
One GenerationX X www.onegeneration.org
Sage AcademyXX+  https://sageacademy.net/index.html
Saint Bernadine of SienaXX
+
 https://stbernardineschool.org/
Sherman Oaks Co-OpX X http://shermanoakscoop.org/
Sunnyside: Sherman OaksXX
+
X No website
Sunnyside: Studio CityXX
+
X No website
Sunshine Preschool (Brentwood) X  http://www.brentwoodsunshinepreschool.com/
Temple JudeaXX  http://www.templejudea.com/learn/early-childhood-center/nursery-school/
TSONS (The Sherman Oaks Nursery School)XX  https://www.tsons.org
Turning PointX  https://www.turningpointschool.org/
United Children’s Learning AcademyX  https://www.unitedchildrenla.com/
VBS (Valley Beth Shalom)XX  https://www.vbsds.org
 

 

Public Schools:

Academy for Enriched StudiesX   www.academyforenrichedsciences.net
Buttercup X  www.buttercuppreschool.org
CHIMEX   www.chimeinstitute.org
Community MagnetX   www.communitymagnet.org
Dixie CanyonXX  www.dixiecanyon.com
Emelita Academy Charter SchoolX  No website Yelp reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/emelita-st-elementary-school-encino
Granada Hills CharterX  https://www.ghctk12.com/
Hesby Oaks X  http://www.hesbyoaks.org/
Haynes Street X  http://haynescharter.com/
Lanai Road ElementaryXX  https://www.lanairoad.net
LupinXX  www.lupinhillelementary.org
New WestX  https://www.newwestcharter.org/
RiversideXX  www.riversidedrivecharter.com
WilburXX  https://wilbur-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/
“+” 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.