Educational therapy is the process of supporting a child’s learning differences, learning disabilities, and learning challenges for the purpose of academic achievement. Educational therapy is conducted by a professional educational therapist in a virtual, one-on-one setting, and is centered around a child’s strengths, challenges, and needs, specifically in the areas of reading and writing. Desired outcomes of educational therapy include improved performance at school and the development of new skills and strategies.
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If you have a child who is demonstrating difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling, you are most likely curious about what resources and programs are best to help your child learn literacy skills. In talking with teachers, parents, and other professionals, you have probably heard of or will hear about Orton-Gillingham or "OG". So what is this program and why is it beneficial for your child to have a tutor who uses this instructional method? In this post, we break down the basics for you, discussing exactly what it is and why it is so helpful.
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. With so much to think about and plan for the summer months, you may be wondering how to make the most of your child's summer break. One of the most beneficial things for your child or teen can be involvement in a specialized summer program which provides a jumpstart and proactive approach to preparing for the next school year. We've put together four reasons why summer programs can be a highly advantageous opportunity.
In our last blog in the Literacy at Home series, we discussed ways you can help your younger child learn to read at home. Just like you can support your child's growth in learning to read, you can also help to facilitate the early writing process. Here are 6 ways to help your child develop those early writing skills at home.