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Diane Provo


Diane conducts her education consulting practice in Marin County. She has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Education, with an emphasis in Special Education. She has taught special education classes in both public and private schools, coordinated special education programs for Head Start, taught graduate school at Dominican University and consulted on a regular basis for the Institute for Learning Difficulties in San Rafael. She creates and develops comprehensive programs for children with Autism and PDD, which includes selecting and prioritizing appropriate interventions as well as supervising and consulting with school-based and home-based programs.

Diane co-authored the book Starting Blocks and Kids Are Great...When You Know How They Work. She also co-designed the Starting Blocks Readiness Inventory, a skill assessment program for preschools to use in determining a child's level of school readiness. One of the original members of the Marin County Child Care Commission, she is currently a contributing expert to "Animated Language Learning," a computer based language program for children with learning difficulties.

For almost 15 years Diane was a regular personality on KRON TV's Weekend News Show, where she presented a live parenting segment. She has made frequent appearances on KQED Radio's Family Tal, as well as Bay TV and Tech TV cable stations. Diane's speaking engagements have included keynotes for such organizations as Levi-Strauss, Gymboree, Children's Hospital of Toledo and the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. In 2003 she spoke before 6,000 attendees at the Fifth San Francisco Summit for Women.


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