What is Educational Therapy?

20150518_170247Although everyone learns differently, it is estimated that millions of children and adults with average to superior intelligence are experiencing academic difficulties. Educational therapy can help these individuals progress and fulfill their learning potential.

Educational therapy is personalized remedial instruction for individuals experiencing learning differences and disabilities, including, but not limited to, dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, executive function deficit, language, auditory and visual processing deficit. Educational therapists have extensive training and experience administering academic assessments, developing intervention plans, setting goals, and teaching strategies to address challenges with reading, writing, spelling, math, organization, and study skills.

What are the Goals of Educational Therapy?

The primary goal of educational therapy is to foster self-confident, independent learners who understand their learning profiles and can advocate for themselves.

Educational Therapy Can Benefit Students Who Struggle With:

  • Completing homework or schoolwork in a timely manner
  • Understanding math concepts or recalling math facts
  • Associating sounds with letters
  • Remembering printed words
  • Understanding what is read or heard
  • Spelling even after much practice
  • Following oral or written directions
  • Expressing ideas orally or in writing
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Working independently

Learn more at the Association of Educational Therapists.