with Ms. G
Educational therapy is a specialized form of therapy designed to address learning and academic challenges in individuals, particularly those with learning disabilities or difficulties. The primary goal of educational therapy is to help individuals develop the skills they need to be successful in their academic pursuits.
Here are key aspects of educational therapy:
1. Individualized Approach: Educational therapists tailor their methods to the specific needs of each individual. They assess the person's strengths and weaknesses in learning and design interventions accordingly.
2. Learning Disabilities: Educational therapy is often used for individuals with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can also be beneficial for individuals with other learning challenges.
3. Multisensory Techniques: Many educational therapists use multisensory techniques, which involve engaging multiple senses (sight, sound, touch, and movement) to enhance learning. This approach can be particularly effective for individuals with learning differences.
4. Skill Development: Educational therapists work on developing various academic skills, including reading, writing, spelling, math, and organizational skills, while addressing the underlying learning difficulties. They may also address broader learning strategies, study skills, and self-advocacy.
5. Collaboration with Families, Teachers, and Other Professionals: Educational therapists often collaborate with families, teachers, and other professionals (ex., speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, etc.) to create a supportive learning environment. This collaboration ensures that strategies used in therapy can be reinforced at home and in the classroom.
6. Emotional Support: Learning challenges can sometimes lead to emotional stress. Educational therapists may provide emotional support and help individuals build confidence and a positive attitude toward learning.
7. Goal-Oriented: Educational therapy typically involves setting specific, measurable goals. Progress is regularly monitored, and interventions may be adjusted based on the individual's advancements.
Educational therapists can work in various settings, including private practices, schools, learner's homes, and learning centers. They typically hold advanced degrees in education, psychology, or related fields and have specialized training in working with individuals with learning differences.
It's important to note that while educational therapy focuses on academic challenges, it can positively affect a person's overall well-being and confidence.
About Educational Therapy with Ms. G
Educational Therapy with Ms. G takes a whole brain approach. I teach students about their brain, how it works and why somethings are more challenging than others. Brain awareness is so important for student growth. My approach focuses on each child's individual academic strengths, area of growth with an emphasis on creating academic goals, developing self esteem, self regulation and independence through cognitive based strategies, explicit instruction, and diagnostic teaching. Educational Therapy with Ms. G supports students with developing mindsets, self regulation and academic skill that will set them up for success in school and in life.
Meet the Therapist
Ms. G is a Special Education Teacher turned Education Therapist, who has nine years of Special Education Teaching to support her understanding of individualized needs. She has a passion for neuroscience and understanding the effects of our brain, our thoughts and our nervous system on our every day life and learning. She has a Masters Degree in Education and a heart for life long learning. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching, co-teaching, and providing one-to-one and small group instructional intervention at the elementary level. Along with sixteen years of parenting a child with ADD and supporting him through home-school support and advocation of needs.
Every child is different, their brain wirings, their learning patterns, their strengths and their areas of growth. That is why I create student centered learning plans, goals and therapy that meet the individual students needs. The pace of the therapy is centered on each individual students' pace of learning to ensure skills are acquired and maintained.