Ann Hobbs,

Licensed Educational Therapist

What is educational therapy? Educational Therapy is a personalized, 1-1 support for students with learning differences and/or diagnosed learning disabilities.  Educational therapists equip students with tools needed for life-long learning while building competence and confidence.  

Who can benefit from educational therapy? Students of ALL ages can benefit from educational therapy.  It is especially useful to a student who has not learned in the traditional way, particularly students with ADHD, learning disorders or difficulties, dyslexia, communication difficulties, and/or poor social relationships.  

How is educational therapy different from tutoring? Educational therapy seeks to address underlying causes of learning difficulties.  It does not focus on mastery of specific material like tutoring.  Educational therapy utilizes multisensory techniques to improve brain development and provides tailored treatment plans that incorporate individual learning styles and strengths to improve areas of weakness and “retrain” the brain.  

What does educational therapy include?  An initial learning assessment is conducted to determine overall IQ and academic abilities, as well as specific learning styles. An individualized treatment plan, based on the student’s unique abilities is provided to target areas of weakness.  Weekly or bi-weekly individual therapy sessions are conducted to teach new skills and improve learning abilities.  Special Education plans can be reviewed with the therapist, and the therapist can attend IEP meetings, if needed.  Progress assessments are periodically completed to track the student’s progress and improvements.   Additional services offered include classroom evaluations, attendance at parent-teacher workshops and providing further resources for parents.