I am a Board Certified Educational Therapist through the Association of Educational Therapists. As an educational therapist, my job is to discover the processing disorder that is interfering with success at school or at the workplace.
I am a professional educator. I am the sole owner and provider of services for Offstein Educational Therapy, Inc. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in Special Education, an Elementary Education Credential, a Resource Specialist Certificate, and a Montessori Education Certificate. I taught special education classes in public schools for 22 years. My teaching experiences have included preschool to adult and both regular and special education. I have worked with mentally disadvantaged, emotionally handicapped, learning disabled, gifted, and mainstream students.
I began teaching in the public school system as both a long-term and day-to-day special education substitute teacher in 1976 for the Montebello Unified School District. I wanted to devote time to raising my son and being a stay-at-home wife and mother.
When my son graduated high school, I was hired to teach my own K-5 Resource Specialist Classroom for the Bonita Unified School District. Then, in 1989, the Glendora Unified School District contacted me and hired me to teach the Resource/Special Education grades 6-8 at Goddard Middle School.
I retired from the public school system in 1999 and became a member of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET). I attended UCLA Extension to earn my Certificate in Educational Therapy and opened my private practice as an Educational Therapist in 2001. I subsequently became a Board Certified Educational Therapist (BCET #10151) from the Association of Educational Therapists.
Soon after going into private practice as an educational therapist, I learned about Real-Time EEG (electro-encephalo-gram) Neurofeedback Training. This revolutionary treatment helps to promote healing of many conditions affecting the brain, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, dystonia, epilepsy, autism, and migraine and cluster headaches, dyslexia and learning disabilities, as well as improve memory and learning.
When I became aware of the amazing healing that could be accomplished through this technique, I began training with Dr. Margaret Ayers, the creator of the world’s first patented, Real Time, All-Digital EEG Neurofeedback Machine. (USA patents: 4,919,143; 5,024,253; 5,571,057 and patents in England, Germany and Japan.)
I provide Real-Time EEG (electro-encephalo-gram) Neurofeedback Training. This revolutionary treatment helps to promote healing of many conditions affecting the brain, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, dystonia, epilepsy, autism, and migraine and cluster headaches, dyslexia and learning disabilities, as well as improve memory and learning.
I use a patented Real-Time, All-Digital EEG (electro-encephalo-gram) Neurofeedback machine, which allows the clients to actually see their brain waves with less than one-thousandth of a second delay from when the brain produces an electrical impulse and they appear on the computer screen.
All Real-Time EEG Neurofeedback equipment used in brain retraining sessions is the patented Margaret Ayers system. Unfortunately, the world lost an amazing teacher, researcher, brilliant mind, and kind-hearted human being when Margaret passed away from a sudden illness in 2008.
I have personally provided Real-time EEG Neurofeedback training to individuals who have suffered from strokes, severe head injury, migraine headaches, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, locked-in syndrome, and coma, as well as various degrees of learning disabilities, and attention deficit. I find this therapy to be effective for improving a variety of conditions and encourage you to continue to explore my site to learn more about it.
I am a member of the board of the Southern California Tri-Counties Branch of International Dyslexia Association. I have served as President of the board for several years. You can learn more about dyslexia and the activities and services of our branch by visiting our website: https://socal.dyslexiaida.org/
I enjoy traveling to different places in the world.It’s life-changing to experience different cultures. I also love to photograph animals and pristine, natural locations. I have visited Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands and cities in 20 different countries.
My husband, Jerry and I were married April 11, 1965. The animals that share our home are two dogs, a desert tortoise, freshwater tropical fish and a koi pond. Our son, Norman, is happily married. We now have a daughter-in-law, Rocio, and three grandsons, Dario, Simon, and Isaac.