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101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Phone: (610) 526-5376
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370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392

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Debbie Flaks

Debbie Flaks, M.Ed. co-directs Student Success Services and The Center for Attention Disorders, both collaborative practices of professionals who help students achieve success academically, emotionally, and socially. Ms. Flaks has worked with students, parents and teachers in schools and colleges for over 20 years.

Before moving into private practice, Ms. Flaks worked at Overbrook School for the Blind and The Crefeld School, a progressive college preparatory school that attracts students who have struggled in more traditional school settings. At Crefeld she served as a teacher, learning specialist, and Director of Program and Learning Support.

Ms. Flaks is a Visiting Lecturer in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program. She holds an M.Ed. from Pennsylvania College of Optometry (with PA certification in the Education of the Visually Impaired), an M.Ed. from Temple University (with PA certification in as a Reading Specialist), and PA certification in Special Education.


Bi-co community invited to participate in Experience Dyslexia® workshop at Bryn Mawr on October 28, 2013, 7-10 pm

Experience Dyslexia®, developed by the International Dyslexia Association is a learning disabilities simulation workshop. The simulation is a hands-on experience that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations that people with this language-based learning disability face each day. The simulation provides a lively, thought-provoking experience for students, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in better understanding the lives of individuals with dyslexia.

If you are in the Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges communities and are interested in participating, please contact Debbie Flaks at