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Individualized, Customized Learning Plans
We work with students with the following learning differences:
Dyslexia and Reading Comprehension Difficulites
Executive Functioning Difficulties
Asperger’s Syndrome (AS)
Dyscalculia (Math Disability)
Dysgraphia (Writing Disability)
Auditory Processing Disorders
Nonverbal Learning Disability
Poor motivation, time management and organizational skills
The middle and high school application process can be stressful for both students and parents. Knowing how to go about applying to these highly sought after schools is often an overwhelming process. We familiarize students with the content of the particular test they will be taking and teach specific test taking strategies to help them manage their time effectively, reduce anxiety, and use techniques that will boost their confidence. We provide test preparation services to help students prepare for ERB, ISEE, and Catholic School Placement Tests. In addition, we guide families through the whole application process from filling out the application forms and essays to selecting school that are appropriate for your child.
We believe that the interaction between an educational therapist and a client must focus on how each individual students learns and communicates and what their specific needs are. Is the individual an auditory learner, a visual learner, or do they learn most effectively through kinesthetic input? Understanding a student's strengths and weaknesses helps identify which strategies to use. Treatment plans that use areas of strength to help
compensate for weaknesses are beneficial.
Students are taught to advocate for themsleves
and use metacognitive strategies to understand how they learn.
Remediation of Learning Differences and Developmental Disorders
Approaches to Learning
Guidance for the School Application and Testing Process
Understanding the learning needs of a student helps the educational therapist plan an individualized program to meet the needs of each student. For optimum success, it is necessary to work together as part of a multidisciplinary team which might include a speech and language therapist, psychologist, occupational therapist, vision therapist, school staff, and parents. This approach includes strategies to improve concentration, memory and attention. It is important to recognize that behavioral issues may be caused by underlying learning and attention issues.
In The News
New SAT or ACT?
High school students graduating in
the class of 2017 are wondering whether they should take the ACT instead of the newly designed SAT. There is not yet enough data to convert the new SAT score to an ACT score. Also, there aren't updated test preparation programs for the
new SAT yet. For more insights on the subject read the link to usatoday.com
Impact of Technology on Young Learner's Brains.
New Rules for ISEE Test
announced a new testing policy for the ISEE:Starting in August 2016, test takers of all levels will be able to take the ISEE up to three times during a single admission cycle. Prevously, ERB permitted students to take the ISEE once per academic year.
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