It is important to assess a student to pinpoint the cause of difficulty. While we do consider all previous testing, we use our assessment to observe many aspects of the student and build rapport. Assesssments can vary based on student need and complexity, but assessment is required before starting any program and remediation.
A battery of tests can detect whether a student may have dyslexia. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that affects reading, spelling and writing, but it can affect many other aspects of learning as well. We can help to uncover these processing skills that are often identified as a “specific learning disability” on an IEP.
If a student has an IEP, we will use that information as part of our assessment and program planning. If there have been no previous assessments, we offer complete psychoeducational evaluations with recommendations that can be shared with schools.
An auditory processing disorder can only be completely diagnosed by a specially trained audiologist. However, there are certain tests that are indicators which we can give if this is suspected. We offer management and treatment for various subtypes of auditory processing disorders and screening tests prior to referral to an audiologiest.
If you suspect a sensory processing issues, questionnaires and surveys help determine how we can help. A student may have retained primitive reflexes or other neurodevelopmental delays that interfere with attention and learning. We address the problem directly and also work in conjunction with occupational therapy.
If a student has become credit deficient, we offer online and blended credit recovery classes, including a-g classes. Contact us for more information about our accredited program.
Students who attend a homeschool charter or independent homeschool may need more support to address a specific learning problem. We work with the school and /or family to provide those resources in our center. Explore our BT Homeschool option as well.
While a tutor generally focuses on teaching specific subject matter, an educational therapist’s focus is broader. Educational therapists collaborate with all the significant people concerned with the student’s learning, and they focus not only on remediation but also on building self-awareness and underlying learning skills to help clients become more self-reliant, efficient learners. We combine educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children and adolescents with learning disabilities or learning problems.