Does your child struggle to learn, frequently misunderstand what is said, and melt down often?
Do you feel that your child is not performing at a level equal to his or her potential?
Educational Therapy through the NILD's Discovery Program can build a strong foundation for life and learning by building processing skills.
What is Educational Therapy and how is it different from tutoring?
While tutoring focuses on a particular subject, educational therapy targets cognitive and perceptual weaknesses to strengthen and support independent learning in all areas of life. This approach is individualized and involves intense mediated techniques that build the basic processes needed for learning. Deficits in perception, cognition, and emotions impact the learning process and create uneven academic performance.
The learning process is represented as a wall with various components. Perceptual and cognitive skills form the foundation of this wall. If any of these areas including visual/motor coordination, auditory memory or abstract/logical thinking are weak or vulnerable, academic skills are affected. After cognitive and perceptual deficits are strengthened, confidence grows and the learning process functions efficiently. Students become able to learn independently.
The NILD Discovery Program gives hope to struggling learners.
The National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) has over 40 years of proven success with over 100,000 students in 45 states and 35 countries. In addition, the Discovery Program is endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association for meeting IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. NILD is also endorsed by the Feuerstein Institute: The International Institute for the Enhancement of Learning Potential which believes, “...everyone regardless of age, etiology, or disability-has the immeasurable ability to enhance their learning aptitude and heighten their intelligence.” Since our brains remain plastic or changeable our whole lives we can make changes not just in achievement, but in intelligence as well.
Sheri Taylor, M. Ed., is a National Institute of Learning Development (NILD) Professionally Certified Educational Therapist.
The American Academy of Pediatrics statement on dyslexia states, "Because dyslexia is a language-based disorder, treatment should be directed at this etiology (cause.) Most students with dyslexia require highly structured, intensive, individualized instruction by a teacher or an educational therapist who was specially trained explicitly in teaching the application of phonics."
For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. (Psalm 18:28)