I am relocating my private practice from my home/office in Evanston, to my new home/office now in Roscoe Village, where I look forward to establishing new client relationships.

James Bensdorf , M.Ed., taught for over 40 years. He received his Masters Degree in Educational Therapy in 1979 with a specialization in Learning Disabilities and Behavior/Emotional Disorders from National Louis University. James is also a graduate of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Teacher Education Program. James taught 2nd and 3rd grade general education at Kingsley School in and taught special education resource, K-8, for 28 years at the Martin Luther King Jr. Laboratory School, both in Evanston, IL. In addition, James has a private practice in Educational Therapy serving the special needs of children of all ages. James teaches graduate and undergraduate classes for prospective teachers in human development at DePaul University and Loyola University. James was appointed visiting professor of human development at DePaul University from 2008-2014. James has extensive experience as a professional development provider for school staffs.  He has spoken at major conferences throughout the United States. He supervised teachers in year long field placements in the Chicago Public Schools as practicum for certification. James was the primary consultant of special education at the Erie Charter Elementary School in Chicago. James is a winner of the 1998 Shaklee Special Education Teacher of the Year Award. He is past president of Professionals in Learning Disabilities and the Association for the Advancement of Therapeutic education. He served on the steering committee for the Fifth International Conference on Educational Therapy. James is past president of the  board of directors for the Tellin’ Tales Theatre company, a not for profit organization committed to inclusion.

make School better
James Bensdorf, M.Ed.

Educational Therapist, School Consultant

1800 W Roscoe, Apt. 603

Chicago, Illinois 60657

(847) 987-8721

www.MakeSchoolBetter.com