Mary Allaire’s Background

Mary Allaire has devoted her educational career to diagnosing and treating children with learning disabilities. Her credentials include:

BS in Education (elementary major, psychology minor)
MS in Medical Sciences specializing in the psychoneurologic process of learning
Standard CA Elementary Teaching Credential
Specialist Instruction Credential in Special Education in the authorized field of “Learning Handicapped”
CA Administrative Services Credential

The breadth of her work has included:
  • Title I teacher of immigrant children, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Teacher of “Educationally Handicapped” children in a self-contained class CA (received superior rating)
  • Reading Lab Specialist at the Diagnostic School for Neurologically Handicapped Children of Northern CA
  • Diagnostic Team Member at the Diagnostic School for Neurologically Handicapped
Seminar Leader at State of CA workshops:
  • Salinas: “Reading Components, Analysis of Errors and Remediation”
  • Humboldt: “Overview of Components of Academic Learning, Diagnosis and Remediation Techniques”
  • UC Berkeley & Sonoma State credit courses / workshops in North Bay cities regarding classroom diagnosis / teaching techniques

Private Practice: Diagnosis and Remediation of children with LD
Learning Specialist for San Domenico School

  • Orthomolecular Therapy
  • The Effects of Day Care on Child Development
  • Piaget’s Developmental Stages
  • “Differential Diagnosis of Childhood Learning Handicaps: Etiology, Behaviors, and Misdiagnosis”
  • “Modality Skills Development”
  • “Observation Criteria for Nonverbal Language”