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The Cornelsen Diagnostic Center is an integral part of the Learning Center that serves hundreds of children each year. It provides IQ and educational diagnostics, psychological assessments, Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), and occupational, speech/language, and physical therapy evaluations for children ages 2 to 18.  These assessments are needed to help diagnose learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, speech/language delays, sensory integration disorder, anxiety, depression and other conditions that may impact a student’s learning and functioning at home and school.  They provide parents with a pathway that will help their child achieve his or her potential. All assessments can be conducted at the Learning Center or, with permission, at the child's school.

Need-based financial assistance may be available for testing, fill out a Financial Aid Application

assessments offered

Therapy Services

The Learning Center offers a variety of therapy services designed to help children progress towards age-appropriate skills. All therapies are provided for 35 or 50 minute sessions. Goals are individualized to help work on each child’s unique needs. Services can be provided at the Learning Center or, with permission, at the child’s school. 

Therapy services offered

Please note: The Learning Center is out of network for all medical insurance companies. Parents are required to pay for services and upon request, will receive a generic insurance receipt that may be submitted for an insurance claim.

Summer Camps

Miriam’s specialty camps are perfect for students entering grades K-12 who need a fun way to boost academic or social skills during the summer months. Small groups, research-based programming, and experienced certified/licensed staff make for a winning combination. 

Watch for more camp information in January 2024.


Finding therapists who really understand ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities, and the co-morbid mental health issues that sometimes accompany these conditions can be difficult.  The Center treats hundreds of children each year who have social, emotional, and behavioral issues that impact home, school, and community life.  The Learning Center provides individual and family counseling during daytime and evening hours.  Our Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach is a research-based intervention that works well with many children. Call 314.961.1500 for information about Miriam’s counseling services, or click the link below.

counseling information

In-School Supports

The Learning Center’s certified, special education teachers, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, counselors, behavior aides, and diagnosticians easily push into schools to support children who may need more assistance than what their school can provide. Services are contracted with the parent and schedules are arranged with the school’s educators to maximize a child’s learning potential. A minimum of 60 minutes is required for an in-school session. The frequency, duration, and type of service are based upon each child’s needs. Children do not need to have a disability to receive push in services.


The Learning Center’s certified, special education teachers provide individual tutoring to improve reading, math, and/or written expression skills for children who learn in non-traditional ways. The Learning Center’s teachers understand the special educational needs of children with ADHD, Autism, and/or a learning disability. Research-based programs such as Orton-Gillingham - including SPIRE and Wilson, TouchMath, Step Up To Writing, and other multi-sensory approaches are used to help students improve academics areas in which they are struggling.

Certified tutors will provide instruction at the Learning Center or, with permission, at the child’s school. Daytime, after school and evening hours are available.


Interested in tele-education for your child in the comfort of your home? Miriam’s certified or licensed educators can provide daytime, after school and evening services that meet your individual child’s needs. Tutoring, counseling, or speech/language therapy services occur at the day and time that best fit your family’s busy schedule. TeleSPED is easy. Your child logs onto the link that the instructor sends via email, and the session begins! Access to WiFi and a computer are necessary to participate in TeleSPED. TeleSPED is available in a variety of areas.