Learning should be painless.

We can help with learning, language, and behavior problems.

Who We Are

Educators and education consultants who specialize in working with children and adults with neurogenic disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders, syndromes, traumatic brain injuries, and specific learning disabilities.

Ellynpresentation 0e5b724a1a34d4461c2ee0b9d3bb381d3b5fa9cef152a366cf9b94784b4fd5f2 Apricotclinic 9d3c5e0c9b5d68a9e49c460a14f092fbf85bbd58f0d25730023c970232611254 Presentation 7037f512eac82dcb1c594af8a097e593bf34ac5de27cd22bbbf89f8e78e8a387

What We Do

Our services include: assessments, interventions, strategy counseling, professional services, on-site consultations, inservices, workshops, professional development, and curriculum development.


We specialize in working with children and adults with neurogenic disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders, syndromes, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Specific Learning Disabilities.

Professional Services

We Offer:

  • Assessments
  • Intervention
  • Strategy counseling
  • On-site consultations
  • Inservices, workshops, and professional development
  • Curriculum development
Ellynpresentation2 fe2362c0e6bf9a52cd5b7a0aec824328c0b762ff5f3ee2381a3b99fcdaa966f7

Kids blocks 377cc56dea82b8cac9e3639628c77b7b777487ad346480610fd2a7c29d0b5bd8

Our Services Benefit Children Who:

  • Exhibit frustration and confusion to spoken and written material
  • Do not complete assignments, miss due dates, or do not turn in homework
  • Don't pay attention to spoken directions or respond inconsistently to requests
  • Are easily distracted by noises, voices, movement, etc.
  • Do not understand effects of actions
  • Do quality work one day but not the next day
  • Can't keep hands or body to self
  • Are not developing language as expected
  • Do not read, write, and/or do math at grade level
  • Repeat what others say but use little normal language

Our Services Benefit Adults Who:

  • Have trouble following through with desired tasks
  • Have time management and organization issues
  • Have trouble concentrating on desired task
  • Have a history of reading, writing, and speaking problems
Adult writing 36891350564f209b009ae2f36466711ae2f5b0901b3c47479325f8a587f9c783

What's New View Older Announcements

Celebrating 30 Years of APRICOT, Inc.--1985 to 2015 Posted: 09-26-2015


Neuro-Educator Courses and Post Master Certification Posted: 09-25-2015

APRICOT wishes to showcase the Neuro-education courses now available at University of Portland. You can read more at: http://education.up.edu/default.aspx?cid=10399&pid=278

Receive Our Newsletter

We won't spam you or sell your information.

Get our latest updates on products, workshops, and more!


Our materials are language based and designed to meet specific curricular or intervention needs. They are developed from actual work with students and created from effective Lucas-Arwood methods.

Visit our Products page to see what materials best fit your needs. If you aren't sure if something is appropriate for your needs or want our recommendations, send us an email and we'll gladly help you find what you need.

Featured Product

Pro-Social Language: A Way to Think about Behavior

The purpose of this book is to describe the learning processes and relationships among thinking, language, and learning to behave.



We offer a wide range of workshops tailored to various audiences. There's something for everyone, from parents to education professionals, and everyone in between. We can also offer continuing education credits on most of our workshops. Check out our workshop page for a complete list of both upcoming and prior workshops. If there's a topic you're interested in, please let us know on our contact page.

Our Next Workshop

Thinking about Change: Learning to See

01-23-2016 (Saturday) through 01-23-2016 (Saturday)

All children must learn to think, view, listen, speak, read, write, and calculate. Learning is about acquiring meaning. So, learning is about the acquisition of meaning (semantics). This workshop w...

View Details


We realize that the majority of learners today think with a visual brain. But our culture educates with auditory methods. Therefore the APRICOT Clinic utilizes best learning practices based on the individual's learning strengths, not based on an auditory cultural bias. At the APRICOT Clinic, learning is viewed as an acquisition process as well as a mediation between language and behavior. All methods are based on how language and the brain function.

What Makes Our Methodology Superior?

First, our assessment process uses formal measures for data collection (language sampling and observable changes in behavior). This allows the evaluator to determine the client's best way of learning, the client's rate of learning, the client's learning system type, and the client's specific need for individualized compensatory strategies. This process differs from traditional standardized testing which typically results in a test score that is interpreted for academic and social concerns.

Secondly, our written report following the assessment will provide the client, parents, and/or follow up agencies with specific recommendations.

Thirdly, the assessment process is designed to determine the client's strengths, not weaknesses. Most school age clients leave the assessment standing taller and feeling better about who they are.

Fourthly, the assessments are meant to help find a way to assist in learning. Therefore, in addition to the report, follow up services are offered. For example, some clients need compensatory strategies for the following activities: reading, writing, spelling, comprehending, test taking, note taking, planning projects, doing homework, managing time, organizing self, doing multiple activities simultaneously, etc. However, this list is not meant to be all inclusive, and any given client's particular needs may vary significantly.