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What is Educational Therapy?

Educational Therapy is 1:1 intervention for students that seeks to improve academic performance by increasing self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-advocacy.  Educational therapy differs from tutoring in that tutoring typically addresses only specific subjects. 


Educational therapists analyze neurological assessments and other evaluations to determine the underlying causes of academic struggle. While educational therapists are not licensed psychologists, they take into consideration psychological aspects that can interfere with learning, such as environment, behavior and motivation. Educational therapists collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals on the student’s learning team to help set attainable learning goals and accommodations. 

8 Neurological Constructs: The Building Blocks of Learning

In 2003, Dr. Mel Levine published a book which explained 8 fundamental components in which learning
develops. Those components are:

Educational Therapy looks at how these building blocks interact for each individual learner.  We address the academic struggle by addressing the area or areas causing the struggle. 

By considering the neurodevelopmental profile and and working within your child's interests, your child becomes a motivated, efficient, confident learner.

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