Q & A
Below are frequently asked questions. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss any of these topics further or learn how Kahan Educational Therapy can help your child.
What is educational therapy?
The Association of Educational Therapists provides a comprehensive definition on their website.
How is educational therapy different from tutoring?
The role of a content tutor and ET is similar-to help a student achieve academic success. While an ET may share this goal, an ET considers the emotional component of learning by supporting the well-being of the student. Additionally, ETs are formally trained in supporting students with learning disabilities and executive function deficits. Once an ET establishes an individualized treatment plan, an ET facilitates learning and remediation strategies to promote a client's competence, confidence, and autonomy with learning. The ET role also includes acting as the client case manager between the family, school, and allied professionals to offer holistic support.
How long will my child need educational therapy?
I always tell parents that my goal is to work myself out of a job. The amount of time that I support a client varies and is determined by individual progress. Termination, or graduation as I like to call it, of the educational therapy process occurs when a client meets his or her psycho-educational goals.