What Is Educational Therapy?
- A process that determines where a student is, emotionally, socially and academically, and then develops scaffolding to build on existing skills to create new skills and strategies for academic success.
- Developing a relationship that leads to the student coming to an understanding of his/her learning strengths and challenges, and to experiencing increased academic success in his/her areas of challenge.
- Developing a student's metacognition skills, that is, the ability to think about his/her own thinking, and to be able to describe personal learning differences and needs in order to successfully self-advocate in the wider world.
- Not tutoring, which is generally focused on short-term goals such as completing homework, although it can include that.
It is important to realize and accept that nothing concrete academically may happen for some months if a student is not yet available for learning. There can be many reasons for this and each student is different.