Educational Therapist mainly helps individuals with mild disabilities acquire and improve learning skills; however, educational therapists can teach all students with different learning needs regardless of having or not having a diagnosis. For example, some students may be struggling with academics due to their family or environmental issues.
Even if a problem is not serious at first, if the problem left unsolved for a long time, it may lead to other serious issues such as emotional stress, trauma, and significant academic problems. That is exactly why concerns should be addressed early. Especially, those students who have experienced frequent moving or school transfer, those students who were raised in multilingual or multicultural environment, those students who have chronic stress, those students who do not read books on a regular basis, or those students who have few occasions to see peers may be at risk. Please share your concerns if you have any.
Preschool to Adults
＊In principle, Educational Therapy is targeted for children; however, college students and adults can also receive service.
Educational Therapists have extensive training in learning disabilities and other forms of learning difficulties whereas tutors usually skilled at time management, task completion, study skill, specific subject matter assistance. Both Educational Therapy and tutoring may support homework and test preparation, but Educational Therapy focuses more on building the foundation of learning and long-term development.