Note: this blog article is the first in a series about educational therapy and educational therapists and their role in helping struggling learners achieve academic success.
Do these statements describe your child?
If this sound familiar your child might benefit from working with an educational therapist.
Educational therapy is dramatically different from traditional tutoring.
Educational therapists are trained to work with issues like:
Educational therapists use the power of a personal relationship to encourage student motivation and to set-up a relaxing, safe and rewarding learning atmosphere.
Katrina de Hirsch, an early education therapy pioneer, said that the aim of educational therapy is to develop a “treatment alliance” with the student, fostering the student’s understanding of their learning patterns and teaching them how to manage them.
The next articles in this series will present some examples of how educational therapy has helped children and review some recent research on the effectiveness of educational therapy for specific types of difficulties.
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Asha Jaleel is the founder of Academic Therapy Solutions, Inc. a private practice in Jacksonville, Florida that provides both onsite therapy and Lexercise Teletherapy. Dr. Jaleel recently completed her doctorate in Education at Nova Southeastern University. She is now enrolled in the online Education Therapy Certification program at University of California Riverside. Dr. Jaleel has conducted extensive research on educational therapy. Her dissertation focused on using educational therapy as a complementary alternative medicine treatment for children diagnosed with ADHD and low academic achievement.