THE LEARNING MIND APPROACH
A key element to my approach as an educational therapist is an emphasis on executive function. Executive function refers to a plethora of mental skills related to working memory, critical thinking, and self-regulation. Developing executive function skills promote better focus, organization, task-completion, empathy, and self-awareness. By utilizing executive function in my practice, I aim to deliver sustained outcomes to my clients, as well as vital skills applicable to all areas of life.
With this in mind, my goal as an educational therapist is to strengthen clients existing
support system. This means that, rather than assimilating students into a rigid framework based on specific checkpoints, goals, and outcomes, I provide flexible assistance, personalized to their specific needs. Areas of focus and treatment can be adjusted week to week or month to month based on student, parent, and teacher feedback. Furthermore, this approach to educational therapy prioritizes intrinsic motivation and allows me to truly advocate for my client.
The benefits of The Learning Mind approach are mirrored by the benefits of virtual
therapy. While there are definite pros to in-person learning, in virtual therapy I hope to give clients and parents of clients more flexibility and accessibility in their educational therapy journey. Through my experience as a virtual educator, I have developed strategies of retaining the attention of young learners in virtual sessions. I have also implemented digital educational tools that provide an immersive learning experience and ensure the success of visual learners. If you have any questions about my approach to virtual educational therapy, click here and I will get back to you as soon as possible!