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Building a community of lifelong learners through educational therapy!
A tutor focuses on specific subject matter whereas the focus of an educational therapist (ET) is much broader.
ET's have extensive education and training, receiving a certificate or master’s degrees in Educational Therapy.
They must also be members of the Association of Educational Therapy (AET).
According to the Association of Educational Therapists, “educational therapy is the practice of providing personalized remedial instruction to children and adults with learning challenges, including but not limited to dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and language, visual and auditory processing issues.” By combining therapeutic and educational approaches, educational therapists help their clients achieve academically and professionally through support and remediationso that they may feel better about themselves and become lifelong learners. By identifying not only the strengths and weaknesses, but also the social, behavioral and emotional factors that can impact learning, an educational therapist creates a treatment plan to demystify the unique learning profile of each student. Educational therapists also serve as case managers, collaborating with family, teachers, and other allied professionals involved in the client’s life in order to best serve the client.
For more information about Educational Therapy, please visit www.aetonline.org