The Dubin Difference
As Educational Therapists, Barry and Deidre takes a whole child approach seeing the child in the context of the school, family, and peers, addressing a child's social and emotional needs as well as the academic concerns and processing challenges. The Dubin Center fosters self-esteem, confidence, and self-direction.
M.Sc. Spec. ED. BCET
Deidre Dubin worked as a child psychologist before becoming an Educational Therapist. She is a Board Certified Educational Therapist & Study Group Leader for the SB Association of Educational Therapists
M. Sc. Spec.Ed. Credentialed Teacher
Barry Dubin was a Master Teacher & Educational Therapist at the Marianne Frostig Center for Educational Therapy in Los Angeles. Dr. Frostig was a pioneer in the field of Learning Disabilities.
Jessica is a certified Orton Gillingham instructor. She has tutored children with reading difficulties in schools, reading centers and private practice. She is trained in a variety of multi-sensory methods.
Kristin has 10 yrs experience in the Public & Private sector with learning disabilities,
social skill training, autism -spectrum disorders.
The Dubin Learning Center is one-of-a-kind. It was established in 1979 in Santa Barbara by the current directors, Barry and Deidre Dubin. We are not a franchise or part of a chain.
Barry and Deidre Dubin are trained Educational Therapists with Masters Degrees in Special Education. They have the experience and training to work with students with Learning Differences, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Non-Verbal Learning Disability,Aspergers, and ADHD.
The Center designs its services to match the needs and strengths of each student, instead of expecting its clients to adapt to a standardized program.
They are trained in a variety of multi-sensory techniques including Lindamood-Bell methodology. There is ongoing assessment and adaptation of techniques to maximise progress.
Child Development First
We have a knowledge of child development and how children learn best. We know when to teach, and how to teach children ranging from students with a learning challenge to gifted students. Developmental readiness is particularly important in the early grades.
Deidre Dubin worked as a child psychologist before becoming an educational therapist. Her testing is able to provide practical recommendations for teaching.
Barry Dubin was a master teacher at the Marianne Frostig Center for Educational Therapy in Los Angeles. Dr. Frostig was a pioneer in the field of Learning Disabilities. Both Barry and Deidre have been instructors at several Universities, including U.C.S.B.,& Cal Lutheran, training teachers to work with students with Learning Differences.
Santa Barbara Style
We are a warm and comfortable setting rather than a slick, impersonal institution. The Center is a Victorian house in the historical Brinkerhoff area.