Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)
Dyscalculia (Math Difficulties)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity  Disorder (ADHD)
Dysgraphia (Handwiriting Difficulties)

What is Educational Therapy ?

•Math-elementary school level, algebra, geometry

•Science physical science, biology, environmental      science

• Social Studies

•Geography

•French

•Computer technology [iPad Apps/Appropriate Software]

• Study skills

• Reading Decoding and Comprehension

• Writing/Word Processor

• Test Taking Strategies

• Assistive Technology

• Research Papers

• Motivational Strategies

• Organizational skills

 

• An inefficiency of the cognitive management system of the brain [likened to the CEO of the brain]

•Affects time management, organization, planning, strategizing, paying attention to detail and multi-tasking

• Chronic difficulty executing daily tasks and staying on task and meeting deadlines

• Often present in people with ADHD 

• Affects reading and language-based processing skills

• Severity and symptoms vary for different individuals

•May affect decoding, reading fluency, reading    comprehension, writing and spelling

• Decoding errors often relating to reversal of letters    and sight word substitutions

• Reading may be slow and labored

• May experience difficulty with math computation

 

• Discrepancy between high verbal skills and weaker motor and visual-spatial skills

• Trouble interpreting nonverbal cues such as body language and facial expression

• Poor coordination, clumsy and poor fine motor skills

• Trouble coping with changes in routine or transitions

• Difficulty generalizing instructions and sequencing

 Educational Therapy is the clinical practice of implementing a treatment plan for children and adults with learning differences by offering intensive, individualized remediation to help the individuals compensate for areas of weakness based on their unique learning profile. 
 
Dyslexia
Executive Functioning Difficulties (EFD)
Reinforcement of Academic Skills Areas

• Affects handwriting ability and fine motor skills

• Illegible handwriting, poor spatial planning and spelling

• Trouble with composing writing and thinking at the same time

• Copying is slow, labored and inaccurate

•Use of word processor, spell check and dictation programs recommended

• Difficulty staying focused and paying attention

• Trouble controlling behavior and inhibiting hyperactivity

• Impulsivity, restlessness and disorganization

• Diagnosed by preschool age or even as an adult

• Co-existing disorders are learning disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

• Affects a person's ability to understand math facts and reason mathematically

• Struggle to remember and retain math facts that are taught

• Poor visual-spatial skills can impact math performance

• Trouble following multi-step procedures and problem solving

• Calculators, graph paper and mnemonic strategies suggested