Guest Post by Ruth Bevan and Jennifer Olachea, Lexercise Teletherapy Partners
As summer is winding down some families are already starting to dread homework. Children with language processing differences like dyslexia are typically stressed by school and by homework that they don’t have the skills to complete. But educational therapy can actually help in this situation. Of course, over time, therapy will build skills that will make homework easier, but also the therapist can suggest immediate strategies for managing school and homework tasks. Perhaps most importantly, an educational therapist can give the child and parent tools for dealing with the stress that often derails academic tasks and degrades the memory and learning that the homework is meant to support.
A colleague recently reported that she had seen one of our students and asked him how his Lexercise therapy was going. She said that she was struck by the huge, ear-to-ear smile that came over his face. We love to hear this kind of feedback! This is what educational therapy is all about– helping a child and his parents approach learning in a happy and joyful way. Having the opportunity to work with children anywhere in the world through Lexercise teletherapy makes our world a very happy place. The Lexercise Teletherapy Platform allows us to meet regularly with students and their parents, forming a trusting, stress-free working relationship that supports memory and learning.
It allows us to send customized practice like online games and offline, table-top activities. This model saves time and money over other therapeutic options and produces excellent reading, spelling and writing gains. Seeing your child smile when they are asked about homework? That’s priceless!
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Jennifer Olachea, B.A. and Lexercise Teletherapy Partner, also contributed to this article.
Certified Teacher, ACSI
Read for Life Therapist
Reading Masters Candidate