Education Therapy Services in Los Angeles, CA
Superior Tutorials & Educational Therapy Inc. offers individualized instruction and tutoring strategies to help students develop important skills and become effective lifelong learners. My approach generally involves creating workarounds that support their weaknesses while enhancing their personal strengths.
About the Process
Educational therapy is hyper-focused individualized instruction coupled with tutoring strategies that are aimed directly at developing a child’s strengths and creating work-arounds to support weaknesses. As we progress through the program, there will be spurts of growth as well as stumbling blocks. I will adjust the academic content to account for these changes to increase the child’s chances for success as we continually redesign a highly individualized approach to remediation.
To review a student’s educational status, I perform a formal evaluation using the Kaufman Test of Educational Assessment II© (KTEA-II©) (NCS Pierson, Inc.) and other measures I find useful, including an informal interview. Afterward, I write an improvement plan that specifically addresses the student’s needs.
These tests take about three hours to administer and another three to four hours to evaluate with a written report. Customarily, I charge for each hour I spend testing a student and only for two of the three to four hours I spend evaluating and writing the report.
Responsive Learning Program
Throughout the process, I will be reinforcing successful responses and encouraging self-correction. I will create high yet reasonable grade-level or age-appropriate expectations for the student.
Rewarding Responsibility and Discouraging Poor Behavior
I will be working in partnership with the parents to employ consequences that depend upon student progress and growth. Logical consequences provide appropriate rewards for fulfilling school-related responsibilities. When behavior is a major issue, I will introduce parents to Total Focus © and Total Transformation ©, two successful at-home behavior modification programs.