Educational therapy is a process that combines an understanding of how individuals learn, the ways in which emotions can impact learning, and knowledge of specialized teaching methods. Educational therapy investigates, defines, and addresses an individual’s pattern of learning strengths and weaknesses.
How is Educational Therapy Different from Tutoring?
Educational Therapy is an intensive process of teaching and learning. Individualized programs are designed to meet a client’s unique needs by addressing learning strengths and weaknesses. Tutoring focuses on re-teaching the content of academic subjects.
Who needs Educational Therapy?
All children want to be successful in school. When a child continues to struggle despite parent and school interventions or tutoring, they should be evaluated for underlying learning deficits. Children do not outgrow learning disabilities and unidentified learning problems can lead to social and emotional problems.
How does an educational therapist assess a student?
Educational therapists are trained in a variety of assessment tools. The ultimate goal of these assessments is to determine the specific learning strengths and weaknesses of the student. This process may include observations, interviews, standardized tests, informal questionnaires, and review of school records.
How much time does Educational Therapy take?
Educational therapy sessions are one–on-one and usually last about an hour. The length of time that a student may need educational therapy depends on the type of processing issues involved, cognitive ability, motivation, behavior and social or emotional factors.
What kind of learning differences does an educational therapist address?
Learning differences are as unique as the people who have then. Some of the more common issues we address are : Dyslexia/dysgraphia, ADD/ADHD, visual, auditory and language processing problems, memory deficits, math disabilities, low academic self-esteem, poor organizational and study skills, school and test anxiety, and weak social skills. Because educational therapists work closely with other professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, behaviorists and other therapists, many referrals are available. We will refer to another professional if we feel that they would better suit your child’s needs.