Educational Therapy services are provided in a professional office setting in the quaint foothill community of Sierra Madre, CA. One-on-one sessions are typically 50 minutes in length and are billed at the rate of $140/session, with reduced-fees offered when possible. Sometimes sessions are shorter or longer, depending upon the needs of the client and/or the client’s family. In those cases, sessions are prorated. The frequency and duration of therapy varies and is also based upon the individual needs of the client.
Therapy sessions provide a wide range of intensive, individualized interventions designed to remediate learning problems. It is a skill-oriented process whereas tutoring is content-oriented. The purpose of educational therapy is to improve basic learning skills so the client can learn and retain content on his/her own. This often includes strengthening areas of perceptual and cognitive difficulty as well as critical thinking. The methods and programs used are research-based and uniquely selected for each client.
The use of formal and informal assessment and on-going case management is also utilized. Therapy sessions include developing the client’s use of strengths to foster learning as well as helping him/her understand the social and emotional aspects that impact learning. If a client does not already have the results of an evaluation from a professional, he/she may need a psychological-educational evaluation to determine levels of academic achievement, learning style, and areas of strength and weaknesses used to develop a treatment plan.
Clients are typically children, adolescents and young adults who struggle with learning difficulties such as:
- Academic difficulties (reading, written expression, mathematics)
- Language processing problems
- Nonverbal learning disorders (NVLD)
- Visual and auditory processing problems
- High functioning autism and Asperger’s disorder
- Weak executive functioning skills
- Poor motivation
- Low academic self-esteem
- Poor social, organizational, and study skills
Rachel Rabideau, M.A., ET/P
38 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Suite L, Sierra Madre, CA 91024