FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are indications that my child could benefit from Educational Therapy?
Many parents notice from an early age (preschool and younger) that their child frequently has ear infections, experiences difficulty staying interested in a task for more than just a few seconds, continually asks for information to be repeated and has language delays. These are some of the early indicators that your child might require educational support.
As your child moves through elementary school, you may get feedback from teachers saying that s/he is not reading or writing at grade level, has a short attention span, and presents frequently with behavioral issues. Again, these signs point to Educational Therapy as a viable option to help alleviate these difficulties.
If your teenager comes home saying they hate school, his/her grades are low, homework assignments are consistently missed and take hours to complete in the first place, then s/he may find relief and improved self-esteem by working with an educational therapist.
What are some of the challenges your clients are facing?
Klein & Associates specializes in working with at-risk children and teens who are struggling with:
- Social difficulties
- Emotional and behavioral challenges
- Overcoming learning and developmental differences
- Academic achievement
- Listening skills
- Memory skills
- Study skills
- Developmental delays
- Other academic and social challenges
As a result we have successfully helped many clients with complicated issues. All of our recommended programs are specifically tailored to each individual and family independently.
What can I expect from working with an Educational Therapist?
An Educational Therapist has had many years of extensive training in learning differences, along with ongoing education to stay current with new information and approaches to helping students out with a variety of learning challenges. S/he provides individual, intensive intervention after reviewing the school records, as well as any previous assessments done by the school or privately. A plan is then formed with the family, student, and therapist to address the areas of concern.
What’s the difference between a tutor and an Educational Therapist?
While a tutor can have expertise in a certain subject(s), s/he many not necessarily have any sort of teaching credential or advanced education. The work, then, is focused on the subject matter, not the process of learning and retaining information. An educational therapist has a master’s degree or above and assesses clients to get a deep understanding of learning weakness and strengths. The therapist communicates with all involved including school staff, attends IEP meetings, and assists the family as a resource and advocate. The educational therapist can also help with the day-to-day academic challenges as well.