What is Educational Therapy?
Educational therapy is a specialized therapy that includes a wide range of remedial interventions for children facing scholastic backwardness, learning disabilities/difficulties like dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and attention related problems like ADHD (Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, restlessness) etc. When children face difficulty learning in school, it may take a toll on their self-esteem and confidence. They might start thinking that something is wrong with them. A child who is falling behind in academics such as facing difficulty in reading, writing, solving basic math problems, not able to pay attention in class etc. may struggle for years before the parents or teachers figure out that something is blocking the child’s learning. These challenges can be ideally mitigated by an Educational Therapist.
Educational Therapy includes set of tools and techniques which help children facing learning and attention related issues on how to cope with it and be independent in life. Educational Therapist’s main focus is to work on a child’s Cognitive abilities, Perception, Academics and Emotional aspects. These interventions are done on one-to-one basis because such children need individual attention which helps them to focus and understand the concepts in their own pace. ET also recommends an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each child depending upon their needs. These therapies are also helpful for children with behavioral and emotional problems
- Attention Enhancement Therapies
- Behaviour Modifications
- Brain Stimulating Exercises
- Individualized Education Plan
- Timed activities
- Skill Building therapies
How it works?
Educational therapist basically works on the reading, writing, spelling and math skills of a child. The therapist develops an individualized plan with a focus on one-to-one attention for each child. Therapist also keep a regular track of the child’s progress and make necessary changes in the plan when required. They work with the child to develop and enhance the skills required for learning. Educational therapists help the child how to think rather than what to think. Also, regular feedback is taken from the parents during this remedial journey with the child for a better understanding of their present condition at home and school settings.
Why is it important?
Educational therapy is a specialized therapy that means, it needs a qualified person to deal with such learning and attention related problems faced by children. Once a child is identified with any of the difficulties mentioned above, it is very important to start the interventions at the earliest. Teachers and parents may not be equipped to handle such situation, but they also play a vital role in the overall development of the child. An educational therapist can work with the child to define goals and create an intervention plan that addresses not only academic challenges but also the child’s social, emotional and behavioral development. This will boost the self-confidence and self-esteem level of the child and ultimately we can see a progress in overall performance of the child.
ET is best suited for-
Educational therapy is best suited for children who –
- Struggle to stay focused
- Not interested in studies
- Avoid homework or procrastinate things
- Have a hard time reading, writing, spelling errors
- Difficulty understanding number concepts, basic math problems
- Confusion in mathematical symbols
- Struggle to express his thoughts verbally or in written form
- Explain the subject matter orally well, but find it difficult to express in writing
- Avoid going to school
- Making excuses while studying
How can LMonk help you?
At LMonk, our focus is on addressing the underlying causes of learning and attention related issues, rather than just treating the symptoms. Our Educational therapists ensure the individualized plans for each child to raise their academic and overall performance. We train each child to become competent and confident learners.
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