Dr. Jordi Kleiner

Dr. Jordi Kleiner conducts comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults thought to have learning disabilities. He also provides individualized educational therapy to those struggling with learning disabilities, language disorders, and attention disorders. Dr. Kleiner’s ability to advocate for children and their families in school settings emerges from his own classroom experience teaching all ages of children from preschool through graduate school (Northwestern and DePaul Universities).

He received his B.A. in Psychology and Education from Swarthmore College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Learning Disabilities and Language & Cognition from Northwestern University. His dissertation examined how children are more successful at learning when their parents have a solid understanding of their children’s skill levels.

Dr. Kleiner is a board certified educational therapist, accredited by the Association of Educational Therapists. He is also a member of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

He has presented at numerous national conferences on the intersection of diagnosis and intervention in the learning lives of children and adults.


  • Dyslexia
  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
  • Giftedness
  • Writing Disorders
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Math disabilities
  • Visual and auditory processing disorders
  • Attentional Regulation
  • Development of Executive Functioning

Dr. Kleiner’s Blog Posts

Numbers n Brains

As our clinic as a group gets ready to attend this Friday’s conference on the Neuropsychology of Math sponsored by AET, I can’t help but run through some of my thoughts on math that come up in session, at recent conference presentations, and in clinic team meetings....

Why some of us learn more from experience

I’m always amazed when clients really turn things around.  Or perhaps I’m more amazed when they don’t turn things around.  Regardless, it is undeniable that success breeds success.  When she gains that confidence reading, so many other things fall into place.  When he...

Marshmallow, anyone?

I’m reposting an important article from Education Week, because it uncovers a better predictor of academic success than IQ: Study Reveals Brain Biology Behind Self-Control By Sarah D. Sparks September 20, 2011: A new neuroscience twist on a classic psychology study...