Mary and Alexander Laughlin Children's Center

Your Child's Bridge to Successful Learning

aka Laughlin Children's Center   |   Sewickley, PA   |  www.laughlincenter.org

Mission

Founded in 1956, Laughlin Children’s Center has a long tradition of offering multi-disciplinary educational support services to children from preschool through high school. Laughlin’s work centers on academic services such as traditional tutoring and Orton-Gillingham services for students with dyslexia; psychology services such as counseling and evaluation; occupational therapy; and speech services such as screenings and therapy. Although they focus on different outcomes, these services work together comprehensively, providing support to the whole child. As a community-based non-profit resource, Laughlin’s goal is to help each child build a bridge to successful learning.

Ruling year info

1938

Executive Director

George Sebolt

Main address

424 Frederick Avenue

Sewickley, PA 15143 USA

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EIN

25-1045694

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Academic Programs

Evaluations, Individual and Small-Group Instruction, including Dyslexia, and Credit Recovery

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Evaluations, K-1 Skill Builders, Individual Instruction, Multi-Disciplinary Play, Socialization and Sensory Exploration, Small Group Sessions

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Evaluations, Individual and Family Counseling, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Small Group Multi-Disciplinary Sessions for Behavior and Socialization

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Evaluations, Screenings, Therapy, Small Group Multi-Disciplinary & Sensory Exploration with Socialization

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Mixed-Age Classrooms

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Screenings, Evaluations, Therapy, Multi-Disciplinary Small Group Sessions for Handwriting Skills, Sensory Exploration, Behavior and Socialization.

Occupational therapy helps people of all ages achieve independence in their daily life activities of occupations. At Laughlin, occupational therapists use fun, therapeutic activities to improve children's independence. Our goal is to develop the underlying skills children need for success every day, from getting dressed to building with toys, playing with friends, and completing school work. Developmental skills targeted in occupational therapy may include:

· Fine motor coordination and play activities

· Visual perception and visual motor skills

· Gross motor skills and strengthening for big muscle play and sports

· Self care skills including dressing, grooming, and feeding

· Organizational skills and attention

· Sensory processing and regulation

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Psychological Association 1956

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 1956

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 1980

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Laughlin Children's Center (LCC) is a non-profit community resource located in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, providing support services for children from preschool through high school. The Center serves over 1,600 children each year from many areas in Allegheny, Butler and Beaver Counties and beyond. LCC has served over 125 area zip codes, encompassing more than 30 school districts, as well as parochial schools and home-school students. LCC offers services that center around four interconnected departments, namely, Academic, Psychology, Speech, and Occupational Therapy. Services in these departments include speech and occupational therapy, child and family counseling,

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The addition of a new Neuropsychologist was brought on to meet an increased need in the Psychology Department and expand our service offerings.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mary and Alexander Laughlin Children's Center

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kristin Westerhoff


Board co-chair

Courtney Jones

Annie Gensheimer

Valerie Johnson

Courtney Jones

Amy Joyce

Brendan Kenny

Francye Kinney

David Laughlin

Alexander Laughlin

Leslie Liebscher

Lauren McLeod

Thom McLeod

Natalie Mueller

Marilyn Newton

Kate Pigman

Robert Rossi

Todd Sacco

Curt Schaffner

Kris Westerhoff

Gretchen Pawloski

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/04/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/04/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.