Have you heard of the term “Educational Therapist” before? Do you know what that person is or does? Are you curious how this individual can help your child? If you’ve ever asked these questions – don’t worry!
At BTES, we offer Educational Therapy sessions through our Learning Centers and we are here to help your child find success in and out of the classroom.
What is an Educational Therapist? An Educational Therapist is someone who is trained in research-based, multisensory instructional methods. This individual may have a background in education, Special Education, Speech/Language pathology or psychology. He or she may also have further educational training, testing, and brained-based research.
Here are some ways an Educational Therapist can support your child:
1. Use Assessments to Diagnose Learning Strengths & Weaknesses
Educational Therapists are trained in assessments and know how to conduct and measure these assessments to measure your child’s strengths and weaknesses. This is invaluable to creating a targeted learning plan!
2. Interpret & Synthesize Information From Other Specialists
Working with an Educational Therapist means you will have trusted eyes on your child’s education and learning program! This person will know how to interpret reports and assessments from other individuals and be able to clearly articulate connections or discrepancies in curriculums or programs your child has been working with.
An Ed. Therapist is your trusted source for your child’s educational needs!
3. Analyze Data & Design Effective Treatment Plan
Once data has been gathered, an Educational Therapist will create an individualized learning plan that meets your child’s needs. Rather than a “one-size-fits-all” type of program, your child will have something that is specific to his or her learning.
4. Implement Plan & Evaluate Progress
Once a plan is in place, your child’s Ed. Therapist will work closely with your child (and you!) to not only help you understand every step of the learning process, but to help evaluate progress and determine where changes need to be made.
5. Provide a Positive, Supportive Learning Environment
The Educational Therapist is a key member of your child’s learning team. It is his or her top to create a positive and supportive learning environment, one that fosters confidence and risk-taking that leads to success!
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