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At ELC, our passion is to help each student learn more easily, think faster, and perform better. Encinitas Learning Center is conveniently located just one mile east of Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas. We deliver better learning through cognitive therapy and one-on-one brain training, making a difference in our student’s lives every day.



Founder and Director of Encinitas Learning Center. Speech Pathologist.

Lynda earned a Master’s Degree from Northridge University and has over 30 years of experience in Communication Disorders. Her goal in life is to change lives for the better on a daily basis and to date has thousands of success stories to tell. She has treated patients in many settings including schools, acute rehab hospitals, and convalescent hospitals, supervised Home Health Therapists for Scripps Home Care, and coming up on two decades of private practice by establishing The Encinitas Learning Center in 1997.

Meet The Team


Taylor Camisa

B.S. Psychology – Rhode Island College, Certified Brain Trainer 

Taylor serves as a Brain Training Coach working one-on-one with students with learning disabilities, slow processing speed, poor working memory, attention, reading, and other cognitive skills that need improvement to help her students learn, memorize and comprehend much more efficiently. Utilizing scientific-based programs at ELC such as FastForward, Pace, LearningRx, Lindamood Bell, and Interactive Metronome.


Danielle Carvalho

Administrative & Digital Marketing Manager, Brain Training Coach, and B.A. in Business - UNESA University, Brazil.

Digital Marketing at Somerville Digital Marketing Academy for Women.

Danielle became part of the ELC center in January 2020 managing Encinitas Learning Center Social Media channels since January 2021.

Danielle, is also our Brain Trainer and Spanish Coach, working one-on-one with students with learning disabilities, enhancing their cognitive skills for a life change.  

Danielle is certified in many different programs such as, LearningRx, FastForword and  Barton.

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Tyler Shook

Tyler Shook is a local alum of Oak Crest Junior High and San Dieguito High School. He has studied with a BS in Computer Science from Mira Costa College and San Francisco State University.


He has also continued CS education in numerous CS certifications. With a minor in math, he has had more than 4 years of experience as a math tutor and prides in teaching math to primary to high school students in a way that helps them find a core connection to the fundamentals of their personal needs for math skills. With 2 years of training as a Cognitive Coach under Lynda Detweiler-Newcomb, he is also proud to have aided in helping students K-12 develop an increase in Auditory Processing, Cognitive Processing Speed, and Cognitive Fluency.

Meet The Team

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Kieran Peackock

ELC Alumni is thriving at SDA High School.


Prior to the Summer of 2023, Kieran started his training with ELC where he was once a student. With deep understanding and knowledge, he is an outstanding trainer with unique ways to engage and improve students' performance.


Allie Kent

Master’s degree in Urban Education and Social Justice with a secondary credential in English. Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Allie Kent, a High School English teacher in San Francisco, works at the Encinitas Learning Center over the summers. Began her career teaching art in Thailand and then worked as a Paraeducator in San Francisco. She believes in keeping students with special needs at the heart of learning and always adding a creative twist to bring out student genius.

Dushan Konecni

Tyler Shook

Sarah Turitto


Arlene Kent

Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and minored in English as a Second Language from California State University at Northridge.


Arlene Kent, a teacher in San Diego North County for over thirteen years including seven years with Encinitas Learning Center. She has seen how many children get "left out" of learning in a classroom setting because it isn't ideal for them. Her goal is to help those children reach their full potential by finding and cultivating their unique learners within. 

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