While educational therapy and subject tutoring may have a shared goal of helping students learn, their approaches are quite different. Tutoring focuses on what to learn, while educational therapy focuses on how to learn. For example, if the client has dyscalculia and math anxiety, a subject tutor may provide concept review and then have the client practice similar arithmetic problems, one after the other. Conversely, an Enhance EFS educational therapist might observe the client struggling with number sense and teach the client strategies for recognizing basic number facts or may suggest accommodations. Enhance EFS educational therapists will also teach academic coping skills to the client to manage their anxiety.
Through educational therapy, Enhance EFS strengthens clients’ academic abilities in areas such as reading, writing, math (through 6th grade), science, and history. Our executive functioning based strategies provide clients the tools and confidence to perform at their best.
An Enhance EFS educational therapy client can expect an individualized approach that may include:
- An executive functioning assessment
- A study skills assessment
- Provide study techniques, such as active recall, spaced repetition
- Assistance in goal setting, S.M.A.R.T goals
- Teach strategies to utilize a planner effectively
- Provide graphic organizers to write efficiently and effectively
- Teach the Touch Math program to assist in math fact recognition
- Offer a multi-sensory reading program such as Wilson Reading Program
- Provide guidance in chunking assignments into smaller subsets creating sub-deadlines
- Scribe to support organizational thought
- Present a finished model of what is being asked