What is Educational Therapy?
Educational Therapy is not tutoring. Educational Therapy is intensive, individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning challenges such as:
- learning disabilities (reading, writing, math)
- dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia
- processing difficulties (visual, auditory and/or language)
- executive function disorder
- motivation concerns
- low academic self-esteem
- performance anxiety
- poor social skills
- poor organization and study skills
Educational Therapy demystifies learning problems and stimulates clients’ awareness of their strengths so they can use those strengths to best advantage to overcome or compensate for areas of weakness. Clients may include students needing appropriate school placement or adults needing workplace support.
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 context.
What is an Educational Therapist?
Educational therapists are well versed in formal and informal assessment as well as a wide range of learning methods and strategies. They communicate with significant members of the client’s world, including family members, teachers, other professionals, and employers, for the purpose of developing an understanding of the client’s needs and appropriate ways to provide support.
EnCourage Institute is affiliated with the Association of Educational Therapists.