HEIDI L. YELLEN, MA, BCET

EDUCATIONAL THERAPIST & PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL DIAGNOSTICIAN

Mrs. Yellen is a Board Certified Educational Therapist and is a qualified Psychoeducational Diagnostician. As one of an elite group, she received an exclusive invitation to the Ukraine for an international conference to exchange ideas and current research in learning disabilities. Her work in the area of special education earned her the reputation of a hard line negotiator and patient advocate. Mrs. Yellen received invitations to lecture nationally on topics such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Autism and Learning Disabilities.

Mrs. Yellen has a Master’s degree in Education with a specialty in Counseling and Guidance from California State University, Northridge. She holds multiple credentials, which include Resource Specialist, Standard Teaching, Learning Handicapped Specialist, Pupil Personnel Services, and Psychometry, with an emphasis in Psychoeducational Testing. She is Board Certified as a professional member of the Association of Educational Therapists as well as serving on the governing board. Additionally, Mrs. Yellen holds professional memberships with the International Orton Dyslexia Society, American Board of Medical Psychotherapists, American Board of Disability Analysts, the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities and Children with Attention Deficit Disorder.

With her husband, Dr. Andrew Yellen, Mrs. Yellen coauthored “Understanding the Learning Disabled Athlete” which many consider a pioneering effort in the field. She is currently practicing in Southern California and is co-owner of Yellen & Associates, where she is head of Educational Services.

Along with her lecturing at numerous academic institutions, Mrs. Yellen was an integral part of curriculum design committees for educational therapists and consulted for private schools and institutions.

11260 Wilbur Ave., Suite 303
Northridge, CA 91326
Office: (818) 360-3078
Fax: (818) 360-4327
Website: www.yellenandassociates.com

EDUCATION

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION

Emphasis: Counseling & Guidance
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California
Degree Awarded: June 1975

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California
Degree Awarded: June 1970

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1985-Present                          Educational Therapist & Head of Educational Services Yellen & Associates Psychological & Educational Services Northridge, California
  • 1978-1988                              Resource/ Special Education Teacher Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, California
  • 1976-1978                              Resource/ Special Education Teacher Saugus Unified School District Saugus, California
  • 1970-1974                              Elementary School Teacher Saugus Unified School District Saugus, California

RELATED EMPLOYMENT

  • 1998                           Dispute Resolution Program, Los Angeles City Attorney, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angels, California
  • 1996                           Lecturer- Tourette Syndrome, Northridge Hospital, Northridge, California
  • 1995                           Lecturer, International Conference for Learning Disabilities, Research & Practice in Attention Deficit Disorder, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1994                           Delegate- Russia, Ukraine and Latvia, Citizen Ambassador Program, Washington, D.C.
  • 1993                           Lecturer- Early Childhood Development, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California
  • 1989                           Lecturer, Association of Educational Therapists, Los Angeles, California

PUBLICATIONS

Yellen, AG, Yellen, HL (1985) Understanding the Learning Disabled Athlete.
CC Thomas Publishing. Los Angeles CA

CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified Educational Therapist
  • California Standard Teaching Credential
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • Psychometry Credential
  • Learning Handicapped Specialist Credential
  • Resource Specialist Certificate & Competence Credential

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Board Certified Professional Member, Association of Educational Therapists
  • Member, American Board of Medical Psychotherapists
  • Diplomate, American Board of Disability Analysts
  • Senior Disability Analyst, American Board of Disability Analysts
  • Member, International Orton Dyslexia Society
  • Member, Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
  • Member, Children with Attention Deficit Disorder