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Educational Therapy

Our Educational Therapists meet the unique learning profiles and challenges of each child, aiming to enhance their skills and confidence in various acedemic areas

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Approach

Individualised Assessments

Comprehensive standardised/ non standardised evaluations to identify learning strengths and challenges for children with: 

  • Dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other learning disabilities

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Executive functioning challenges

  • Processing disorders

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties affecting learning

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Targeted interventions

Based on assessment results, personalized intervention plans are designed that target areas such as reading, writing, math, attention, executive function, and social skills.

 

Our goal is to build foundational skills essential for academic success

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Collaboration with Families and Schools: We believe in the power of collaboration. Our therapists work closely with parents, teachers, and other professionals involved in the child's education to ensure continuity of support and implementation of strategies across different settings.

Sessions are conducted at

Individual or group sessions in centre

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School based support. Teachers will be coached on how to better support your child's learning

Home based sessions 

$180 for reviews (Inclusive travel time and cost)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Educational Therapy and Tuition?

Educational Therapy:

Educational therapy is a specialized form of intervention designed to address underlying learning difficulties and support students with diagnosed learning disabilities or challenges. They are focused on the process (HOW) a student learns rather than WHAT. It is conducted by trained educational therapists who often have additional certifications in research-based intervention programs. They have expertise in understanding different learning profiles and implementing targeted interventions. The primary goal of educational therapy is to remediate learning issues and develop fundamental skills essential for academic success and overall learning growth.

Key Features of Educational Therapy:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Educational therapists conduct thorough assessments to identify specific learning strengths and challenges. These assessments can involve cognitive, academic, and behavioral evaluations.

  2. Individualized Interventions: Based on assessment results, educational therapists develop personalized intervention plans tailored to the student's unique needs. These interventions focus on building foundational skills such as reading comprehension, math fluency, executive functioning, and social-emotional learning.

  3. Skill Development: Educational therapy aims to develop essential learning skills, including attention and concentration, organization, problem-solving, and self-regulation. These skills are critical for academic success and overall well-being.

  4. Collaboration: Educational therapists often collaborate with parents, teachers, and other professionals involved in the child's education to ensure a holistic and integrated approach to support.

  5. Long-Term Progress Monitoring: Educational therapy involves ongoing monitoring of the student's progress to adjust interventions and strategies as needed. This helps ensure sustained improvement and success.

Tuition (Tutoring):

Tuition, commonly known as tutoring, focuses on providing academic support in specific subject areas or topics. They are focused on WHAT a student learns. Tutors may be subject-matter experts who assist students in understanding concepts, completing assignments, and preparing for exams. Tutoring is beneficial for students seeking additional academic help, enrichment, or exam preparation. Anyone can be a tutor and so their background expertise and training will vary significantly. 

Key Features of Tuition:

  1. Subject-Specific Support: Tutors help students grasp specific subjects or topics they may be struggling with in school, such as mathematics, science, languages, or humanities.

  2. Homework Assistance: Tutors assist students with completing homework assignments and reinforce classroom learning.

  3. Exam Preparation: Tuition sessions often include exam preparation strategies and practice tests to enhance student performance in assessments.

Differences Between Educational Therapy and Tuition:

The main difference between educational therapy and tuition lies in their focus and approach:

  • Focus: Educational therapy targets underlying learning difficulties and develops foundational skills essential for academic success. Tuition focuses on subject-specific academic support and skill enhancement.

  • Target Audience: Educational therapy is suitable for students with diagnosed learning disabilities or challenges. Tuition is beneficial for students seeking additional academic support or enrichment.

  • Long-Term Goals: Educational therapy aims for sustained improvement in learning skills and overall academic performance. Tuition often targets short-term academic goals, such as understanding specific topics or preparing for exams.

 

In summary, while educational therapy addresses underlying learning difficulties through personalized interventions and skill development, tuition provides subject-specific academic support and exam preparation. Understanding these differences can help parents determine the most appropriate support for their child's unique learning needs and goals. Consulting with your therapist or psychologist to further clarify which intervention would be most beneficial for your child.

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