Carolyn Patterson,
Board Certified Educational Therapist (BCET), MA

Carolyn Patterson is an educational therapist dedicated to helping students improve their academic achievement, working with students with a variety of learning challenges. She can help you find the answers to these questions:

  • How can my child be more successful at school?
  • Is there something wrong with my kid?
  • Why is my child behind in reading, or writing, or math?
  • How can I work productively with my kid’s teachers?
  • What’s ADHD and does my child have it?
  • What is autism?
  • Could my child have Asperger’s Syndrome?
  • Should my kid be in Special Ed or in a regular classroom?

Whether your child has specific, identified learning disabilities, has ADHD, or is just a normal but chronically disorganized or underperforming kid, Carolyn Patterson can help your child with:

  • Time management
  • Executive functions
  • Learning strategies

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In individualized, one-on-one sessions, Ms. Patterson will work with your child, family, and teachers to develop effective learning and classroom strategies.

Mrs. Patterson helps students identify their unique learning profile, strengths, and weaknesses. While such designations as “ADHD” or “learning disability” may be useful (and necessary) to qualify for services, Mrs. Patterson focuses on “learning differences” to ensure that your child can get to work on improvements while avoiding the often negative connotations of such labels. Children who are behind in school can feel overwhelmed, ashamed, fearful — strong emotions that can lead to lack of motivation or poor performance.

Additional services include time management workshops and consulting with teachers and school administrators to facilitate effective learning.


Mrs. Patterson has an MA in Special Education, is a Board Certified Educational Therapist, and has years of classroom experience. Qualifications