Student Support Services
Learning Center

Learning Resources

Learning & Attention Differences

  • Parent Education Network (PEN) -  A coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences.
  • LD Online - A guide to Learning Disabilities and ADHD
  • LD Resources - Parent info and resources with community comments
  • Understood.org - Resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues developed by PEN and 14 other nonprofits
  • All Kinds of Mind -  Provides programs, tools and a common language for parents, educators, and clinicians to help students with learning differences achieve success in the classroom and in life
  • Parents Helping Parents - Family Resource center run for and by parents for students with special needs
  • Smart Kids with LD
  • Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson  (executive functioning/ADHD)
  • Attention, Girls! by Patricia Quinn (ADHD - written for adolescents)
  • Understanding Girls with ADHD by Patricia Quinn

Referrals & Evaluations

The Learning Specialists and Counselors interview outside support providers on an ongoing basis to maintain a strong body of referral specialists (tutors, therapists, etc.). We work to match specific student’s needs with specific outside support providers. For referrals for outside support or evaluations, please contact your daughter’s Counselor or Learning Specialist.
  • FAQ about Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • FAQ about Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy (OT) Evaluations

Dyslexia & Reading Disorders

Sensory Integration & Motor Development (OT)

  • Raising A Sensory Smart Child - supporting kids with sensory processing
  • School Moves - Brain breaks and sensory strategies
  • Sensory Integration and the Child by Anna Jean Ayres (Sensory Processing)
  • Sensational Kids by Lucy Jane Miller (Sensory Processing)
  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Nancy Peske (Sensory Processing)
  • Quirky Kids by Klass & Costello (OT)
  • Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz (Sensory Processing)

Speech & Language

Want Tools for Extra Practice at Home?

Below are online tools for extra academic practice that students have access to through Burke’s, some of which are already being used in classrooms. For help accessing these sites at home, please contact your child’s teachers or Learning Specialist.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

Katherine Delmar Burke School

An independent K–8 school for girls
7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
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