Educational Therapy

Summit Center offers Educational Therapy to students at the elementary through high school level. Our trained professionals combine educational and therapeutic approaches to assist students whose learning challenges at school are not resolving.

Some issues that we address in Educational Therapy include:

  • Dyslexia and dyscalculia, or undiagnosed and unexpected problems with reading, writing and math at grade level.
  • Test-taking difficulties in spite of effort in preparation.
  • Problems with organization of materials and assignments.
  • Problems with time management, including effective homework completion.

Educational therapy is not the same as tutoring. Our work is remedial, designed to fill gaps in background, understanding, and learning strategies in order to develop independent learners. We work closely with students and families to address social and emotional as well as academic aspects of learning problems.

In addition to evaluation and remediation, we provide follow-up information to families and teachers and communicate with other specialists and professionals as needed. Formal assessments often identify a need for educational therapy and can lead to more focused and productive educational therapy.

We want our clients to become independent learners who enjoy success in school and life. The ultimate goal of educational therapy is to foster:

  • Integration of individual students into grade-level school programs, with or without special accommodation;
  • Effective, individualized strategies for independent learning;
  • Demonstration of understanding in testing and other performance situations;
  • Calm, confident functioning in academic settings.

My daughter’s confidence has increased and she is eager to work on math. She enjoys her sessions immensely. She on occasion has come home and told me that her teachers introduced a math topic and she recognized it from your lessons. Her recall of math facts and learning of new material continues to be a work in progress. But because of her sessions she is more willing to put in the effort as she understands that the more she practices the more she understands and remembers. The homework and problems help her focus on math topics. We are so happy with the attention and care our child is receiving from Deanna.

- Parent of a Fifth Grader