EDUCATIONAL THERAPY

Educational Therapy teaches a person to swim, where as tutoring keeps them a float (Anon)

Do these statements describe your young person?

  • Says they are not smart

  • Has low self-confidence about their academic progress

  • Hates or resists going to school 

  • Is unusually tired after school

  • Requires much longer than peers to complete work

If these comments sound familiar Educational Therapy may be of benefit.​

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WHAT IS AN EDUCATIONAL THERAPIST?

Educational Therapists are trained to work with difficulties such as:

  • Specific Learning Disorders (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD)

  • Working memory problems and processing problems

  • Executive function (i.e. organisation and time management) problems

  • Sensory processing difficulties

WHAT DOES AN EDUCATIONAL THERAPIST DO?

  • Educational Therapists use methods that are individualised and unique to each specific learner.

  • Educational Therapists address the cause of academic difficulties through ongoing assessment.

  • Educational Therapists focus on clear and efficient ways of thinking, remembering, using evidence based methods.

  • Educational Therapists develop relationships to help motivate students in a relaxed and safe learning environment.

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WHAT TO EXPECT.

  • Explicit Instruction: Explicit instruction is a way to teach in a direct, structured way. When teachers use explicit instruction, they make lessons crystal clear. They show kids how to start and succeed on a task. They also give kids plenty of feedback and chances to practice

  • Systematic Instruction:  A carefully planned sequence for instruction, similar to a builder’s blueprint for a house characterises systematic instruction. A blueprint is carefully thought out and designed before building materials are gathered and construction begins

  • Flexible: An approach that allows for flexibility where pace can be slowed down or sped up as needed

  • Diagnostic: Continual assessment of a student's abilities to understand and apply concepts. It also allows for reteaching if needed

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