"An Educational Therapist provides individualized intensive intervention, conducts formal and informal assessment of academic skills, and utilizes specific and (when appropriate) alternative teaching strategies. An educational therapist also can provide services for clients with a wide range of learning disabilities and learning issues by coordinating with the student’s team of teachers, parents, and allied professionals." - Association of Educational Therapy
Educational Therapists bridge the gap between home and school by synthesizing information from teachers, parents, caregivers, and the client into one treatment plan. They identify and prioritize primary versus secondary learning issues and develop client competence through academic remediation that promotes improved self esteem. They aid in developing their clients' self-advocacy skills and understand the interrelationship between learning and social/emotional functioning.
Children Who Benefit from Ed Therapy
Does your child:
Demonstrate grade level academic and social skills? If not, what's lacking?
Strain to complete homework and assignments timely?
Experience reprimands of not listening, paying attention, or following directions?
Show academic discrepancy?
Have great strengths in one subject but cannot make gains in another?
Identify or has been identified as a struggling student?
View school as a negative experience?
Have difficulty clearly expressing his/her thoughts?
Tend to procrastinate?
Appear disorganized, scatterbrained or become easily frustrated?
Have difficulty sustaining focus and attention?
Have difficulty sitting still and/or maintaining self-control?
Express negative emotions about themselves and/or school?
Need in depth testing to identify their individual learning profile?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of the questions above your child can benefit from services!