Quick Fix or Doing it the Right Way?

Quick Fix or Doing it the Right Way?

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As educators and therapists, it is vital to help parents and cohorts to understand the impact learning environments and programs have on today’s students.  Implementing the correct treatment methods in the correct environment and knowing the difference between them is a step in the right direction. Treatment protocols for struggling students are not a one-size fit all; and educational and therapeutic settings should not be a “one stop shop” to receive services to treat all children using the same protocol.  Unfortunately, this happens. And unfortunately many parents and school administrators making decisions for school districts are not given adequate or even correct information to best help their struggling students.  Most are looking for the quickest, most economical ends to a means to teach the many children who are struggling in school today.  Though the reasons for doing such are valid, the outcome can be detrimental to the student if not immediately, then in the long run.  Academic struggles is not something to cure or fix through immediate, boxed programs.  Learning is a process for any learner. For the student that learns differently, the process requires even more time and rigorous efforts over a longer period of time.

Using a Therapeutically Enhanced Education™ in which therapists and educations combine efforts to holistically treat and educate students allows for a seamless process to best teach students within the school, community and home.  All Children’s Academy uses such approaches.  Proven research-based methods for teaching students with dyslexia, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, oral language based disorders, and other learning disabilities is crucial to the student being able to remediate skills and use strategies for reading, writing, attending, organizing, and socially adapting.  As professionals in the field of education and therapy, what will you do to make sure you are learning and applying research-based methods in treating and educating these students?

 

 

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