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Educational  Therapy

Educational Therapy focuses on academic transitions and management. It addresses the following areas:

  • Literacy difficulties (dyslexia, reading, writing, spelling).​

  • Math difficulties (dyscalculia, math anxiety, calculation, and numeracy).

  • Educational Therapists also take into account attention, emotional regulation, motivation, and other aspects of a child that might underpin their learning delay, which may be unrelated to the school’s curriculum itself. ​

  • Educational Therapists work closely with educational psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and teachers to find practical solutions. 

Educational Therapy plays a unique role in a child's learning. With background knowledge of development and learning, our Educational Therapists take into account a child's attention, emotional regulation, motivation, and other aspects that might underpin their learning delay, which may be unrelated to the school’s curriculum itself. By identifying these different factors, and targeting them alongside their literacy/numeracy goals, we create a holistic environment for learning. Educational therapists also work with a variety of resources such as the Social Thinking curriculum, Conscious Discipline, and Feuerstein Mediated Learning (for planning and organization). 

Our Educational Therapists are trained in literacy and numeracy. We use Lindamood Bell's Seeing Stars Program for literacy, and On Cloud Nine for visualization in numeracy. Rather than generalized lessons that follow a curriculum, an educational therapist crafts an individualized lesson plan that is set according to each child’s needs. Educational Therapists focus on working from the child’s level of abilities and work with other therapeutic disciplines for a perfect solution. 

Educational Therapists also work alongside parents, teachers, learning support teachers, Educational Psychologists, and Speech/Occupation therapists to gather input from different disciplines to communicate and carry over strategies that are beneficial to the learning of the child.

Difficulties faced by children involving Educational Therapy include:

  • Math struggles (Dyscalculia)

  • Literacy difficulties (Dyslexia)

  • Attention difficulties (ADHD, or Executive Function Deficiency)

Uncovering the Differences: Educational Therapy vs Tuition 
Educational  Therapy
  • The goal is to increase underlying processing ability to improve academic skill acquisition; this results in improved academic outcomes.

  • Lessons are aimed at stimulating thoughts, which gives students the tools they need to complete their work more autonomously; the focus is on thought and thought processes.

  • Therapy goals are targeted within an academic/curriculum context; focus on improving thought and cognitive learning processes.

  • Identifies neurological vulnerabilities that affect learning, academic success, and overall quality of academic life, treating these and monitoring progress over time. Uses a variety of innovative tools to enhance the learning environment, stimulate thought and make learning fun and motivating for the student; emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice when choosing appropriate learning tools selected with the individual child in mind.

  • Educational Therapists work with the student, their family, Teachers, Academic Support Staff, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, and other professionals involved in the child’s case.

  • Success is measured as an increase in consolidated learning, deep internalization of knowledge of skills and concepts across life contexts, and increased ability to actively learn through experiences; these all lead to better academic outcomes and a better quality of life.

  • The goal is to increase marks through re-teaching and repetitive practice.


  • Lessons are aimed at helping the student complete their school work; the focus is on task completion.


  • Curriculum content from school is re-taught and repeated; the focus is on rote learning.

  • Applies teaching principles, which are generally proven effective for neuro-typical children, but not always helpful with children experiencing vulnerability, such as language impairment, sensory and motor issues, attention issues, and other vulnerabilities. Some learning centers will also not accept children with these vulnerabilities into their service, but Educational Therapy can be very helpful in these cases. Uses school texts and assessment guides as a guide for lesson plans.

  • Tutors work with the student and in some cases the class teacher.


  • Success is measured as an increase in marks in school tasks, such as exams or assignments.


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