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:
  Toured Had clients there Know the staff Lectured there Link
Adat Ari El Day School   X
AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School   X
Berkeley Hall X
Beth Hillel X X     http:/
Brentwood School X
Bridges Academy  X X     http:/
The Buckley School X X  X
Campbell Hall X X X   http:/
Chatsworth Hills Academy X   X   http:/
Children’s Community School X X +     http:/
Corpus Cristi   X     http:/
The Country School
X X     http:/
Curtis X       http:/
Echo Horizon School X X     http:/
Emek Hebrew Academy X X
Frostig   X
Granada Preparatory School (used to be Chatsworth Hills Academy)
The Help Group   X
Heschel   X
Highland Hall X
Hollywood Schoolhouse    X
Ilan Ramon Day School X X
Kadima Hebrew Academy
Kirk of the Valley X X X
La Tribu   X     No Website
Laurence School X X+ X  X
LILA: Lycee International de Los Angeles: Los Feliz
LILA: Lycee International de Los Angeles:
West Valley/ Tarzana (preschool-5th)
X   X
Los Encinos X
New Roads   X
Oakwood X X
Pilgrim   X
Sierra Canyon X X X
St. Bernadine of Siena-Preschool- 8th grade X X
Sinai Akiba Academy X X
St. Francis de Sales X
St. Bernadine of Siena-Preschool- 8th grade   X
St. Mel School   X
Sycamore X X
Turning Point   X
Valley Beth Shalom Day School X X
Viewpoint X X   X
Wesley X X
Westmark School
Grades 2-12
Westside Neighborhood School   X
Wildwood (West LA)   X
Wildwood (West LA)   X
Woodcrest X        
Woodland Hills Private School: Oxnard Campus X   X




  Toured Had clients there Know the staff Lectured there Link
Adat Ari El Day School X X
Bethel Preschool   X
Beth Hillel X X
Beverly Glen Play Group   X
Boulevard   X
Cassidy Preschool X
Children’s Circle Nursery School X X+
Caterpillar Cottage   X
Children’s Circle X X +
Child’s World X X
Church of the Chimes X X X
The Country School X X
Discovery School X X X
Emek Hebrew Academy X X
Gan Israel X X + X
Greenleaf Mindful Montessori   X
Heschel   X
Highland Hall X
Little Acorns Grow X
Maggy Haves X X X
Magic Years X X
Neighborhood School: Mammoth Ave X X     No website?
Here’s yelp reviews:
Neighborhood School: Riverside Drive X X     No website
The Nurtury Preschool X X
Oak Park Neighborhood School   X     No website
One Generation X   X
Sage Academy X X+
Saint Bernadine of Siena X X
Sherman Oaks Co-Op X   X
Sunnyside: Sherman Oaks X X
X   No website
Sunnyside: Studio City X X
X   No website
Sunshine Preschool (Brentwood)   X
Temple Judea X X
TSONS (The Sherman Oaks Nursery School) X X
Turning Point   X
United Children’s Learning Academy   X
VBS (Valley Beth Shalom) X X



Public Schools:

Academy for Enriched Studies X
Buttercup   X
Community Magnet X
Dixie Canyon X X
Emelita Academy Charter School   X     No website
Yelp reviews:
Granada Hills Charter   X
Hesby Oaks   X
Haynes Street   X
Lanai Road Elementary X X
Lupin X X
New West   X
Riverside X X
Wilbur X X
WHECES(Woodland Hills Elementary Charter for Enriched Studies) X X
Wonderland X   X
“+” 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.