Learning challenges, including but not limited to: 

What Educational Therapy helps with

Dyslexia

Giftedness 

Non-Verbal Learning Disorder

Reading and Writing Difficulties

Math Disabilities

Language Processing Problems

Visual Processing Problems

Attention Deficit Disorder

Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Fragile X, and Tourette’s syndrome

Poor Motivation

Low Academic Self-esteem

Poor Organizational and Study Skills

School and Test Anxiety

School Placement and 

Retention

Poor Social Skills

An Educational Therapist is…

An educational therapist is a professional who combines educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems.

Educational Therapy is broken up into a minimum of three phases that work together to bring about successful cognitive, academic, and social-emotional progress.  

Role of an Educational Therapist:  

  • Performing informal assessments that take a look at differential diagnosis.

  • Synthesizing information from other specialists, teachers, parents, caregivers, and the 

    Client.

  • Interpreting self-administered assessment data and data from other sources.

  • Recognizing the presenting problems as the manifestation of the underlying learning 

    Issues.

  • Identifying and prioritizing primary versus secondary issues.

  • Anticipating problems that may emerge over time, in addition to identifying current 

    problems, as contexts and demands change.

  • Analyzing trends in academic domains in order to design a treatment plan.

  • Evaluating progress 

  • Understanding the language of Allied Professionals to effectively communicate with

    clients and students and all involved parties.

  • Consulting and collaborating with other specialists to identify additional needed services.

  • Adapting the treatment plan as needed.

Infused with Social Skills Groups and Reflective Parenting sessions, Educational Therapy becomes more dynamic, more effective and the result generalize and apply to most other challenging academic and social settings.  

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