Educational Therapy

Who May Benefit?

Who May Benefit from educational therapy which is based on brain research?

This type of therapy is ideal for the student (or adult) who has an average to above average IQ, but struggles in one or more areas academically, organizationally, or in the area of focus and attention.

Unlike tutoring, therapy can address such issues as:

  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Dyslexia (including severe)
  • Written or verbal expression challenges
  • Poor spelling
  • Sequencing struggles
  • Executive control dysfunction (trouble with strategies, solving new problems, setting future goals, etc.)
  • Reading challenges
  • Poor working memory (visual and auditory)
  • Poor long-term memory retention

Some of these areas are so severe that they impact every level of classroom learning and testing. Others are not measured by standard academic testing, and so may be missed by the school system or parents because it “appears they are just not working up to their potential”.

Educational therapy is not “teaching to a child’s strengths”, but addressing and stimulating a student’s deficits so that they can become strong and balanced in all areas.

It is customized to meet each particular student's needs, and is not a "quick fix", "one size fits all" type of intervention.

It is focused - laser focused - to bring the best out of each student and help them to process information and learn more quickly and easily - particularly in the classroom and in other academic tasks.

While it is challenging, every effort is also made to build the child up and to infuse learning into a "game" platform where possible. This lowers the resistance to simply paper and pencil tasks and the student learns to function in a wide variety of modalities. There is auditory processing, visual processing, scanning, reading (for speed and comprehension), kinesthetic activities on the chalkboard and with puzzles, etc. that stimulate the brain, and memory tasks as well.

Math is also integrated into each session!

NILD educational therapy works to restore a solid base for both perceptual and cognitive skills. The long-term goal is for all learning processes to function efficiently and for the students to become able to learn independently – in the classroom and in life.

If you have a struggling student, and tutoring is not effective, you owe it to yourself to research NILD therapy. Explore this site - read the case studies of real parents and students, and be encouraged that there IS hope for your frustrated child!

Contact Me for more information if you feel your child may need therapy.

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