Where do we start? … Four Easy Steps Toward Helping Your Child
If your child is having difficulties, and you are wondering what you can do about those difficulties – we are here to help you understand your child’s need and learn what can be done to help.
STEP 1 – Ask Questions
The first step is to identify some of the problems you are noticing with your child. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is my child bright but underperforming in school? Do their grades reflect their effort?
- Does my child have trouble learning numbers, the alphabet, days of the week, or colors and shapes?
- Does the teacher report or do I think my child has difficulty sustaining their attention?
- Does my child have difficulty understanding questions and following directions?
- Does my child have difficulty with math-related word problems?
- Does my child seem forgetful? Does my child forget his/her homework at school?
- Is my child reading/writing/math skills below grade level?
- Is my child experiencing anxiety, frustration, anger, low self-esteem, and even depression due to difficulties in school?
STEP 2 – Preliminary Consultation
The second step is to call and schedule a preliminary consultation. During this consultation you will have the opportunity to talk about your child’s needs, your concerns and your goals.
STEP 3 – Assessment
The third step is to begin the process of understanding the causes of your child’s difficulties. This step begins with an educational assessment. An educational assessment is a way of obtaining in depth information about a child’s educational strengths and weaknesses to determine whether or not he/she requires remediation. Our assessment process usually involves a number of steps including an interview with the child and their family, informal observations obtained during different therapeutic interactions and standardized testing.
STEP 4 – Therapy
The final step of the process is to develop a treatment plan. Our Board Certified Educational Therapist will review the assessment report and determine which therapies would be beneficial to your child. The treatment plan may include a combination of different evidenced based programs and therapies customized to your child’s specific needs.