The Director of The Kotton Educational Therapy Center is Avlyn Kotton, MA. BCET [License # 10122],

a Board-Certified Educational Therapist  in practice for over twenty years in the Los Angeles area. 

 

Avlyn has a master's degree in special education and has worked in private and public school settings and as well as in private practice.  She has been an active member on the board of the Association of Educational Therapists where she held the positions of public relations, program director, business director, and website director. She has presented workshops at national conferences and taught assistive technology classes to students in the Educational Therapy Certificate Programs. She has trained schools and teachers in the use of assistive technolgy devices as an accommodation for students with special learning needs.

 

Avlyn also offers test preparation services focusing on the application process, understanding the content of various high school entrance examinations as well as interviewing techniques. 

 

Avlyn specializes in working with students from kindergarten through high school by implementing an individualized program that takes into account the individual’s academic, social, emotional and neurobiological learning needs.  She provides a nurturing environment so that students can thrive and reach their academic potential and improve their self-esteem and motivation.  Avlyn works with students from both private and public school settings and believes that by interacting closely with parents, school, and outside professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, a comprehensive program that looks at the "whole child" can be  successfully implemented. 

 

 

Testimonials
Colleagues and Professional Comments
Parent and Student Comments

“Avlyn Kotton, a long-respected colleague of mine in the Association of Educational Therapists, has embraced the essence of educational therapy by meeting her students’ full needs for core curriculum guidance and instruction, calming their anxieties and doubt, and uncovering each one’s specialness and strengths. Her vast knowledge of technology and use of appropriate learning software makes their sessions especially joyful while achieving academic mastery. In addition, she excels in training students for the minefield of test preparation for private and Catholic school entrance exams like the ISEE, ERB,  HSTP, COOP, and TACHS, demystifying the strategies so that her clients can be prepared to face those tests with more confidence and achieve greater results. Her combined skills are a real gift for clients of all ages!"

— Dorothy Ungerleider, Founding President, Advisory Board  Chair Assocaiton of Educational Therapists.

“I have referred many of my clients to Avlyn Kotton for ISEE preparation. She provided a safe , professional environment to prepare the students for the test. Avlyn's approach is to clarify the test by giving the students solid academic support and using excellent tools to manage the testing situation. In every case the student and family were pleased with the experience and , in fact, scored well on the test day."

 

-Beverly Borine, Board Certified Educational Therapist, Past President of Association of Educational therapists

 

 

My child has been working with Avlyn since 3rd grade, she is now a high school Sophmore. Avlyn has been patient, loving and kind. She takes her students success personally and has been there to help my child in every way possible and my child is thriving in school as a result of Avlyn's consistent support."

Parent Bel Air

Avlyn has helped my daughters study more efficiently and effectively. They are organized with their homework process and now know how to solve problems that they were unable or unwilling to do before educational therapy.”

- Parent Encino

 

"Avlyn Kotton is a compassionate educational therapist . She creates strong relationships with families and her students and collaborates well with teachers and educators. She has taught all 3 of my kids; each of them having various different learning styles. My kids connected on a personal level with Avlyn. Avlyn has given her support on improving reading, writing and comprehensive skills. She truly cares and goes above and beyond to help her students succeed.​.”

— Andrea (Windward Parent)

 

Schools and Areas Served

My child has been working with Avlyn since 3rd grade, she is now a high school Sophmore. Avlyn has been patient, loving and kind. She takes her students success personally and has been there to help my child in every way possible and my child is thriving in school as a result of Avlyn's consistent support."

Parent Bel Air

Avlyn has helped my daughters study more efficiently and effectively. They are organized with their homework process and now know how to solve problems that they were unable or unwilling to do before educational therapy.”

- Parent Encino

 

"Avlyn Kotton is a compassionate educational therapist . She creates strong relationships with families and her students and collaborates well with teachers and educators. She has taught all 3 of my kids; each of them having various different learning styles. My kids connected on a personal level with Avlyn. Avlyn has given her support on improving reading, writing and comprehensive skills. She truly cares and goes above and beyond to help her students succeed.​.”

— Andrea (Windward Parent)

 

School Connections

 

We work  with students from the following private schools as well as public schools.

  • Archer School for Girls

  • Brentwood School

  • Carlthorpe School

  • Campbell Hall School

  • Crossroads School

  • Curtis School

  • De Toledo High School

  • Harvard-Westlake School

  • Heschel Day School

  • John Thomas Dye School

  • Marlborough School

  • Milken Community High School 

  • Oakwood School

  • Stephen S. Wise Elementary School

  • The Buckley School

  • The Village School

  • The Willows School

  • Valley Beth Shalom

  • Viewpoint School

  • Wildwood School

  • Windward School

 

 

Areas Served Include....

 

Educational Therapy and Test Preparation Services provided for these geographical areas:

  • Beverly Hills

  • Brentwood

  • Calabasas

  • Pacific Palisades

  • Malibu

  • Santa Monica

  • Sherman Oaks

  • Studio City

  • West Hills

  • Woodland Hills