What is Educational Therapy?
Educational Therapy offers children and adults with learning differences a wide range of intense, individualized interventions designed to remediate learning challenges and build resilience.
Educational Therapy demystifies learning differences and stimulates clients’ awareness of their strengths so they can use those strengths to their best advantage to overcome or compensate for areas of weakness.
Educational Therapists create and implement a treatment plan that utilizes information from a variety of sources including the client’s social, emotional, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological profiles.
What skills does Educational Therapy address?
planning and prioritizing
What's the difference between an educational therapist and a tutor?
A tutor usually helps the student with one subject or multiple subjects. Tutoring focuses on subject matter, and the goal is to improve the student’s grades.
An educational therapist takes a more holistic approach, with the goals of both improving a student’s academic performance and helping the student reach psycho-educational and social-emotional goals.
While tutoring focuses on "what", educational therapy focuses on "how". Some of the hows include:
understanding one's unique learning profile (both strengths and challenges)
developing certain learning and social-emotional strategies
fostering a growth mindset
building communication and self-advocacy skills
To support students across academic, psycho-educational, and social-emotional goals, educational therapists have extensive training in learning disabilities as well as understanding of the psychology of learning disorders, assessment, and intervention strategies that address the social and emotional aspects that impact learning.