What is Holistic Learning Center?

The Holistic Learning Center is a gentle center for children, caregivers, and professionals seeking strategies for cognitive/linguistic growth, increased sensory processing skills, and nutritional consultation.  We are committed to the healing process, on any or all levels.

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Holistic Learning Center Offers:

  • Educational evaluations to determine learning needs.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with learning disorders to include Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
  • Behavior Intervention Services.
  • Caregiver and district staff training in such areas as functional behavior assessment/behavior management, ABA instructional methodology, language acquisition and verbal behavior, sensory integration for both OT and non-OT professionals.
  • Sensory Integration Occupational Therapy evaluations and services.
  • Listening Therapy for children with auditory processing disorders.
  • Speech Therapy to include oral motor PROMPT techniques.
  • Holistic Nutritional consultations to address dietary and lifestyle factors. Extensive nutritional and lifestyle report included. Food shopping outings available.
  • Social Groups to promote peer play.
  • Cranio Sacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release for all ages.
  • Reiki
  • Holistic Ocean Therapy

The staff of the Holistic Learning Center Includes:

  • Susan Varsames, M.A. Ed., Owner, Director, Special Education Consultant, ABA Therapist, Holistic Ocean Therapist, Cranio Sacral Therapist, and Reiki Master.
  • Josephine Rinaldi, M.S., Ed., Educational Director, Classroom Consultant, ABA provider, Parent Trainer, and Home Consultant for organizing your space for your child’s optimal functioning.
  • Nancy Guberti, CN, MS Holistic Certified Nutritionist and lifestyle coach and support group leader for GFCF and SCD diet implementation.
  • Christina Guarniero, M.S., Ed., M.S., Ed., Special Education Teacher, ABA provider, Behavioral Intervention Classroom Consultant.
  • Dana Carretta, M.S., MHC, LPC
  • Stacy Chisholm, M.S., Ed., TVI, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • Eric Soldano, M.S., OTR/L Sensory Integration Occupational Therapist.
  • Alexandra Barone and Michael Rynne, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech and Language Pathologists.
  • Gina DeCaprio, office manager.