Credentials and Education

20+ years of testing.


Dr. Deanna Paoli Gumina combines training in Comprehensive Assessments with an understanding of brain behavior and the demands of school curriculum.  Her assessments help pinpoint strategies that create successful students.

As a diagnostic and learning specialist in private practice since 1995, Dr. Gumina has tested students in private, parochial and public schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as college students and working adults.




- Administers comprehensive cognitive and educational assessments
- Formulates individualized interventions tailored to the client’s learning style
- Proposes academic, behavioral and vocational recommendations
- Thoroughly explains findings to individuals, family and school




- Board Certified Educational Therapist, BCET #10072
- California School of Professional Psychology, MA 1992, PhD 1995
- Post-Internship Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1994-95
- McAuley Neuropsychiatric Outpatient Clinic, 1992-94
- University of San Francisco, BA 1967, MA 1970




University of California Extension, San Francisco graduate courses 2007
- Administration of standardized assessments and implementations of accommodations in a learning disabled population

San Francisco State University graduate courses 2002-06
- Special Education - assessment, curriculum adaptation, educational planning and practices associated with mild to severe learning disabilities
- Special Education - advanced differential diagnosis/assessments

University of San Francisco undergraduate courses 1999, 2004
- Educational psychology
- Psychology of reading-experimental approach




The Laurel School

Consulted faculty on special needs and accommodations, screened students, and implemented learning profiles based on outside evaluations

Moving Forward Toward Independence

President, Board of Directors

Megan Furth Academy

Member, Board of Trustees | Learning Specialist | Consultant
Established diagnostic learning center and provided direct remediation to K-8th graders, including extensive assessment services

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Founder, organizer and facilitator of Archdiocesan Support Services meetings