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North Shore Learning Clinic


Specializing in the remediation and tutoring of individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities

The Learning Clinic offers intensive process-based instruction to address the following concerns:

  • Dyslexia
  • Executive Dysfunction/Organizational Difficulties
  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Word retrieval/Language Disorders
  • Curricular struggles in Reading, Written Language, or Mathematics
  • Standardized test preparation (e.g., SAT/ACT) and professional certification (e.g., Illinois TAP)

Remediation and tutoring services are provided by our caring and qualified Learning Disability and Educational Specialists:

Amy L. Luckey, M.A.

Amy has been with the Learning Clinic since its start, adding to over 20 years experience in private practice on the North Shore. She received her master's degree from National-Louis University. She is certified in Orton-Gillingham reading methods and is a member of the International Dyslexia Association. Amy's enthusiasm, knowledge, and ability to connect with children and families helps children gain confidence and instill a love of learning.
Lauren W. Solomon

Jill Howe, M.A.

As an undergrad, Jill studied Literature and Philosophy at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and went on to achieve her Masters in Teaching from National Louis University with endorsements for high school Reading and Literature. She has taught in Chicago Public Schools, as well as in a special needs private school. Her main areas of educational focus are in reading and writing for teens. Jill is also a professional storyteller and enjoys brining aspects of story and theater into her students’ educational growth.

Craig Elderkin

Craig Elderkin

Craig brings to the Learning Clinic years of experience in management consulting and financial analysis. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his graduate degree from University of Chicago. Craig helps high school and college students with math tutoring, test preparation (ACT, SAT, PSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT Reading), and professional certification exams, such as teaching or recreational therapist. Craig also provides executive function coaching and guided feedback to improve learning-related organization skills.

Kay Kohl

Kay Kohl, M.A.

Kay is a recent graduate of Northwestern University, where she received a Master of Arts degree in learning disabilities. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, she researched a broad range of concussion assessments. In her current position in the Learning Clinic, Kay combines her experience in coaching and teaching students, background in Kinesiology, and academic knowledge to work effectively with clients. She has particular interest in developing ideal strategies for each individual that will facilitate long-term learning.


Viola Jordan, M.S.

Viola has a Master of Science degree in speech, language, and learning / learning disabilities from Northwestern University, as well as several years of experience teaching foreign languages to adolescents and adults in both private and public settings in Germany. She helps her clients overcome learning difficulties and gain self-confidence in and out of the classroom. Viola is an Associate Educational Therapist and contributing member of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET).

Aldona T. Marchese

Aldona T. Marchese, M.S.Ed., BCET

Aldona is a Board Certified Educational Therapist with over 15 years of experience providing educational, therapeutic, and multi-sensory remediation services to individuals of all ages with learning differences. She specializes in helping children with co-occuring ADHD and sensory processing disorders. Aldona received her B.A. from Hollins University and her M.S.Ed. from Dominican University. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham and certified by the American Montessori Society. Aldona is a contributing member of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) and is a member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

J. Meg Racenstein, Ph.D.

J. Meg Racenstein, Ph.D.,

J. Meg Racenstein, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist with almost 20 years of experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and young adults. Her evaluations identify the presence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, mood disorders, learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, language disorders, as well as substance-induced disorders and their potential impact on academic functioning. Dr. Racenstein and Dr. Kleiner have collaborated on diagnostic assessments for 11 years.

Dr. Racenstein participated in research at the University of California, Los Angeles and the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center involving extensive diagnostic interviews with patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and comorbid substance abuse. Dr. Racenstein received her B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign, followed by her M.A., in Community Counseling at Loyola University, Chicago. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Psychology, and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship training in Neuropsychology at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago.

Stephanie Pont

Stephanie Pont, Office Manager

Stephanie brings to the Learning Clinic over 15 years of experience in Healthcare Management. Her years managing surgical and pediatric groups are an asset to assisting families to coordinate clinical services. Stephanie lives locally with her family.

Photo credit: Phil Goldman
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