Academic Therapy is 1:1 direct intervention for a student who does not qualify for services with a speech-language delay but has a specific learning disability (SLD) such as dyslexia. This student is struggling in academics in one or more area(s) of: phonological processing, reading, writing, speaking, spelling, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension. This student many times struggles with disorders of executive functioning, self esteem and social skills which is also a part of therapy. Academic Therapy is not covered under insurance, Tefra or Medicaid but rather private pay only.
I am a highly qualified, experienced certified dyslexic therapist who uses evidenced based programs with fidelity to target the individual needs of the student. I individualize academic therapy for each student by selecting the appropriate program(s) and literacy language materials.
Delays academic therapy addresses:
phonological processing - the use of the sounds of one's own language to process spoken and written language which includes: phonological awareness, phonological working memory and phonological retrieval.
reading - ability to decode by translating print into speech by rapidly matching a letter or combination of letters to their sounds and recognizing the patterns that make syllables and words.
spelling - ability to encode by breaking a word into its separate sounds, phonemes and then spell the word through writing or verbally.
written expression - ability to translate ideas and thoughts into a written language which is a crucial part of communication and critical thinking.
executive functioning skills - ability to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple life tasks of all types successfully which includes: adaptably thinking, planning, self-monitoring, self-control, working memory, time management and organization.