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Education Through Engagement provides comprehensive  educational assistance to families and organizations in the Portland, Oregon area.  Families receive caring and compassionate representation to assist them in meeting their students educational needs. Education Through Engagement specializes in special education issues including classroom instruction support,  curriculum  planning, goal setting and implementation of  supports. Organizations can utilize Education Through Engagement to structure learning interventions and best practices  based on  experience and research in the educational setting.


Educational Consulting
educational guidance, planning and collaboration to support learning growth in educational settings

individualized instruction to meet educational standards

Social Skills

real-life learning and model with peers


outdoor group activities 

College Preparation/Assistance
parents and students will receive the knowledge and planning necessary for a successful college               experience

Learning Through the Arts

individualized art experiences 

Learning Through Dance

hip hop/ movement experiences to build motor movement

                     Utilize Helpful Hints

Need help with Tutoring- Ask yourself extactly what your child needs.  Your child's learning style might not be supported in the educational setting. Remember,  senseless drilling of information child will not help the situation.  Give your child a learning styles inventory (online learning inventory)  This will assist you in supporting your child at school.

"Studies suggest that developmental students like peer tutoring, are more relaxed with peers, and feel that peer tutoring helps their grades." (Maxwell, 1990)

Eye Problems -Does your child have problems focusing, frequent headaches, or tracking. Developmental eye problems can interfere with learning.  Particularly, research by  Check the links below for information.

American Optometric Association's
position on vision therapy

Eye care advice for parents

Parents Active for Vision Education

See what Harvard University Graduate School of Education has to say about vision and learning

Symptoms of learning-related vision problems

What is vision therapy?
An eye doctor answers common questions ...

What is vision training?

Vision and learning --
a resource for parents and educators

ut your approach to business, your values, and your abilities.
Book Corner

Lisa is working on a new book:
A Developmental Scope and Sequence from Infancy to Young Adulthood

Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom by Elaine Hall and Diane Isaac, Lisa Collins contribution

Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children
by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Thinking Goes to School by Dr. Harry Wachs

The Child With Special Needs by Drs. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder

Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) by  Dr. Lucy Jane Miller

Local Events

Get in Free!

The county library systems offer 'cultural passes' that allow families to visit a ton of local attractions for free, including the Japanese Garden, the Chinese Garden, and the Children's Museum. Here's how to get your cultural pass:

To reserve a pass for a specific day, just drop by your local library or call (503) 657-8269.
  • You get to keep the pass for a day, basically. Depending on the library, it either has to be back by closing or before opening the next day. Be sure to get the details when you call!

Here's a list of possible places you can visit.

  • The Chinese Garden
  • The Japanese Garden
  • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
  • Pittock Mansion
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Portland Children's Museum

The Portland Children's Museum is great for little kids, especially on gloomy days. You can take the Max there (same stop as the Zoo). 'Healthier' vending machine food is available - like cottage cheese, apple sauce, sandwiches, etc.

The Library systems are fantastic, regardless of which county you are in. The have tons of free story times, craft times, etc. for younger kids.

What to do - Not so free

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) or the Oregon Zoo is a great place to visit. The Zoo has a cheap admission special on Tuesdays.  Admission to the OmniMAX theater was 2 for 1 on Thursdays.

Community Centers

Portland Metro Community centers are a fantastic value. Each is a little different. Some have indoor pools with play fountains and slides (Southwest Community Center, Mt. Scott Community Center). Almost all have kids playtime, crafts, etc.

Oaks Park

Roller Skating all year round! Fun rides in the summertime! Picnic grounds next to the Willamette River in Sellwood

North Clackamas Aquatic Park

Open year round - indoor swimming, hot tub, wave pool, classes and movies!

Sauvie Island

If you feel the need to get your little tyke out of the city, head to Sauvie Island. It's about 20 minutes from downtown Portland. Sauvie Island is full of u-pick farms with seasonal events, such as corn mazes, and petting zoos. There's no gas station on the island, and no real restaurants.

Ongoing Free/Discount Days

Oregon History Museum: Two children admitted free per one paying adult on the third Saturday of each month

Oregon Zoo: $4 admission on the second Tuesday of each month

Portland Children's Museum: Free admission on the first Friday of each month from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

World Forestry Center: $3 admission on the first Wednesday of each month

Oregon Maritime Museum: Free admission for families with children younger than 14 on the third Saturday of every month.

Washington County Museum:
Family Day from 10 am to 2 pm on the second Saturday of every month, free admission.


Education Through Engagement, LLC

Phone (503) 985-9527        

      (310) 766 4864