About Us

I am an educational diagnostician, learning specialist and consultant with extensive training and professional background in helping students of all ages who are struggling in school.  I conduct a thorough case analysis, including comprehensive educational testing, and then work with you in multiple ways to find the help that you and your children deserve. When it is appropriate, I make referrals to carefully selected professionals as close as possible to where you live. Through the years, working with many students, I have learned that there is not a “one size fits all” method that helps everyone with learning difficulties to become a successful and happy learner.

My office is located conveniently in SW Portland, Oregon.  Educational assessments and consultation are also available for college students and for adults who experience learning difficulties, including those related to head injury.

Consultation services are available for students and families at a distance, by telephone, email and video conferencing.

For more information about my qualifications and background, please see the Credentials section below.

Complimentary Consultation

Your first half-hour consultation is at no charge, so that you can learn more about how the process works and see if you would feel comfortable working with me. This session also helps me to be sure that your student’s learning difficulties are a good match for the work that I do. So, call or email today to set up an appointment and we can get started.

You will find more information about the services I provided on the HOME page.


Katherine Minton, PhD, M.S.Ed, completed her doctoral work at the Union Institute and University, her master’s at Baylor University, and B.A. at Coe College. She is a certified educational diagnostician, with advanced interdisciplinary training and experience in the multiple issues that affect learning success. Dr. Minton was in private practice in northern Colorado and served as an educational diagnostician and teacher in school districts and colleges in the U.S and Canada. She consults with and refers to a trusted network of highly skilled professional practitioners who believe in an integrated approach to developing strong learning abilities and a healthy lifestyle. Katherine’s second language is Spanish and she works well with students who are English language learners.

If you are looking for a unique comprehensive approach that has been proven to work successfully for many others, email Dr. Minton today. drminton@mintonlearning.com