SP11Educational therapy combines therapeutic and teaching techniques to determine what helps and hinders learning.  Students have the opportunity to discover how they take in, retrieve, and use information. In the process, they learn meta-cognitive strategies to recognize and adjust how they learn.

Our Educational Therapists have extensive training in learning differences and use specific teaching methods to accommodate an individual’s learning style. They will also consider the impact of school, family, and community on the student’s learning, and incorporate psycho-educational and socio­-emotional goals as well.

What support does your child need?

Whether your child would benefit most from working with an educational therapist is directly related to how the student thinks and performs.  External factors, such as family and the school environment, also play a role. Think about how your child approaches school and homework. Does he or she:

  • Struggle to stay focused?
  • Become easily distracted?SP8
  • Avoid homework or procrastinate?
  • Have a hard time starting homework?
  • Seem hyper-focused when interested in a topic or activity?
  • Know the subject matter but find it difficult to do well on a test?
  • Seem disengaged from school and homework?
  • Forget to turn in homework or have few strategies for keeping track of materials?

If you answered yes to some of these questions, it is likely that educational therapy can help your student. If you answered no to the majority of these questions, or feel that they only apply in one subject area, subject tutoring may be a better option.

First Steps

A family intake appointment is the first step to working with a clinician at Strategies for Learning.

To learn more, please see our Family Intake page or call 510-900-3121 to speak to Christine Zhang, Clinic Coordinator.