What Is It?
Educational Therapy is a program of intense intervention designed to change the thinking structure of a student from a passive and dependent performer to an autonomous and independent learner. To help your child become an independent learner, this therapy seeks to stimulate and strengthen the following perceptual areas:
The ability to understand and put meaning to what one sees: the ability to differentiate, interpret, and remember what is seen
The ability to attend to, understand, and derive meaning from a sound or a sequence of sounds
The ability to focus, either visual or auditory; the ability to attend to details; the ability to organize oneself, possessions, time; the ability to switch gears or to be flexible
The ability to process quickly what has been heard and/or seen in order to respond appropriately; the ability to move incoming stimuli to the specific part of the brain which handles that particular job
The ability to interact with other people in a positive way; to anticipate the consequences of one's own behavior
These are only some of the areas that educational brain- stimulating therapy addresses. Through mediated learning and intensive one on one interaction with powerful techniques, perceptual weaknesses are stimulated.
The techniques used to strengthen these perceptual areas are based on brain research and have been uniquely developed by NILD, the National Institute for Learning Development, based in Norfolk, Virgina. As research progresses, NILD continually improves and updates these techniques.
Not to be confused with tutoring, this academic therapy strengthens weak areas of the brain so that learning can be integrated and retained. Based on brain research and verified over decades of experience and research, this powerful therapy can be a transformational component for a struggling learner.