Paul B. Yellin, M.D., FAAP and his team of experienced clinicians help struggling students experience genuine success in school and in life. Our interdisciplinary assessments help define a student's unique learning profile to create an individual action plan for academic improvement. We help students, their families, and their teachers understand how students learn and to implement strategies to build on strengths and meet challenges. We also work with professionals in education and other fields to share emerging knowledge and practices in the study of learning and the practice of assessment.
The Yellin Center is located in the heart of New York City. Families from five continents, fifteen countries, and from across the United States have worked with our center since its inception.
Before founding The Yellin Center, Dr. Yellin served as National Director of Clinical Programs at All Kinds of Minds, a national nonprofit institute, where he led teams of pediatricians, psychologists, and learning specialists who worked with thousands of students from all over the world at clinics in New York City and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. These teams applied the work of leading researchers and physicians to better understand how students learn and to offer learning plans based on individual students' strengths and challenges.
In 2007, Dr. Yellin created The Yellin Center to provide these dynamic, interdisciplinary assessments, as well as professional development programs based on emerging science in the study of learning. He organized a team of experienced clinicians and administrators and set out to extend the All Kinds of Minds assessment program and update it in keeping with the latest scientific research.
At The Yellin Center, our assessment and management programs serve students in grades K-12, as well as young children; college, graduate and medical students; and young adults. Dr. Yellin worked with the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs of the New York University School of Medicine, his alma mater, to develop an assessment program for medical students with academic difficulties and now works extensively with medical students, resident physicians, and faculty from schools across the nation to improve their performance, meet the expectations of their supervisors, and pass key exams leading to licensure. The Yellin Center is affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and is a training site for its Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship Program.
In response to the needs of the families seen at The Yellin Center, Dr. Yellin recruited his wife, Susan, an attorney with extensive experience in education law, to assist families in working with schools and obtaining needed services. Susan Yellin, Esq., co-author of Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010) also provides consultations with students who are coming to the end of their high school years and contemplating additional education or employment.