Does my child or adolescent need Educational Therapy?
The need for educational therapy may be identified in a number of ways.
If your child or adolescent has never been identified by specialists or school personnel, you may have observed some of the following indicators:
- Early ear infections, delay in learning language, and difficulty maintaining concentration, remembering, and/or paying attention.
- Loss of self-esteem regarding school performance.
- Resistance going to school or participating in normal childhood activities.
- Lack of progress at school and questions about ability to learn or to benefit from school.
- Extreme amount of time and parent support to get homework tasks done.
- Struggles with homework and school assignments that increase as schoolwork becomes harder.
- Discouragement and withdrawal.
If your child or adolescent has been identified by a specialist or school personnel, you may still find that:
- your child appears to require additional individualized interventions beyond those offered at school.
- your child is receiving services from multiple specialists, and you need assistance in coordinating services.
- you need assistance in interpreting reports and recommendations from various specialists who work with your child.
Source: The Association of Educational Therapists