Meet Ann HObbs,

Educational Therapist

Life is a journey

Journey Counseling and Psychological Services is excited to announce the addition of Licensed Educational Therapist, Ann Hobbs.  Ann holds a B.S. in Education and is a certified teacher with over 30 years of experience.  Mrs. Hobbs is a licensed educational therapist with the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD) and uses educational assessments and therapy methods to establish a strategic plan to meet each student’s individual needs.    Mrs. Hobb’s years of teaching and diagnostic experience will help students learn strategies to help them succeed both in the classroom and in life.

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

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 current 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 meetings and providing further resources for parents.  

Educational Therapy Services include:

  • Initial Assessment 

  • Individualized Treatment Plan

  • Individual Therapy Sessions

  • Support for IEP Meetings or Parent/Teacher Meetings

  • Ongoing Progress Assessments

Call our office at 229-255-3099 to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss how an educational therapy plan may be beneficial to help your student excel.