What is Educational Therapy and how does it differ from tutoring?
Unlike a tutor who provides assistance with homework and teaches students in a specific subject matter, an Educational Therapist is a highly trained professional who addresses the underlying learning skills that affect academics. An Educational Therapist combines educational and therapeutic approaches and provides individualized, intensive intervention, informal assessment, and case management on behalf of children and adolescents who have a wide range of learning problems.
These learning problems may include:
Non-verbal Learning Disorder
Reading and Writing Difficulties
Attention Deficit Disorder
Sensory Motor Skills
Visual and Auditory Processing Problems
Poor Memory Skills
Low Academic Self-esteem
School and Test Anxiety
Poor Organizational and Study Skills
What is the Virtual Educational Therapy and Tutoring Services Program and who can benefit from it?
EL Paseo Children’s Center offers Virtual Educational Therapy and Tutoring as an excellent and effective alternative to in-person sessions. This program is done through internet conferencing and is designed for students of any age.
It is ideal for those who are looking for the convenience of receiving services in the comfort of their own home, for students who are homeschooled, parents and kids with busy schedules, or students who are long distance and are looking for academic professionals that can’t be found in their hometown. Whether you need help with your homework, are looking for strategies to make learning easier, or are a student with special needs, El Paseo Children’s Center ensures that each student’s program is designed specifically to meet his/her individual academic needs. When you succeed academically, your self-esteem will soar!
Some of the detailed benefits are as follows:
Time: Telephone/Virtual Educational Therapy or Tutoring is fast. Rather than waiting weeks to squeeze in an appointment that fits both your schedule and your therapist’s/teacher’s schedule, it’s easier to find the time you need to schedule a quick appointment. You also save the time it takes to drive to your appointment and home, as well as any waiting period.
Last Minute Specific Subject Assistance: You may have an assignment due tomorrow and you need help! Perhaps you are having challenges with a specific homework assignment, writing an essay/report, or creating a school project...one of our therapists or tutors can help, even with short notice.
Convenience – You can conduct Telephone/Virtual Educational Therapy or Tutoring from your own home. No need to hire and pay a babysitter or get ready to go out to an appointment. Additionally, you’re comfortable in your own environment.
Flexibility – You can schedule sessions from your own home, your office, or even while on vacation.
Distance – You may want to set an appointment with us, but just live too far away. Telephone/Virtual Educational Therapy and Tutoring allows us to work with people from all over the world. Additionally, it means you don’t have to fight rush hour traffic, even if you live close by.
Privacy – This is self-explanatory – you want to keep your business your own.
Cost effective - You won’t have to leave work early (or take the kids out of school early) for sessions.