AHHH! School is about to begin and I still don’t have a tutor in place to help my struggling student succeed at his subjects. And is a tutor even the answer?

As the first day of school approaches, tension fills the air in many homes. Will this year be as challenging as last? How can we start off this new school year on the road to success? As parents, we desperately want what’s best for our child and we wonder — perhaps a tutor will be able to help crack the code. There must be a way to help my child figure out how to do his school work independently. But, is a tutor what my child really needs or should I consider an Educational Therapist instead? At a glance they may seem the same, but this is not the case.

Tutors most often help with specific subjects, like math or reading or science to help improve their grades. They review the material that was taught in class, help with homework and organization or test preparation. 

Tutoring is an attempt to help a child keep his ‘head above water’. On the other hand, educational therapists are trained to teach your student ‘how to swim’. They are trained to assess your child’s strengths and weaknesses and then stimulate the executive functions of the brain so that learning can occur more easily.

If you’ve already tried tutoring and it didn’t help your child, educational therapy may be worth trying. NILD Educational Therapy® treats the underlying causes of learning difficulties rather than simply treating the symptoms. Our techniques help to re-train the brain and stimulate areas of weakness in processing, memory, attention, language and math. We use a combined neurodevelopmental and cognitive approach to help your child:

  • improve their ability to think more clearly,
  • improve their test scores,
  • and most importantly, learn ‘how to learn’.

NILD Educational Therapy does work! Our trained Educational Therapists would be delighted to meet with you to discuss how we can help your child overcome their learning challenges. Check out the Find a Therapist page to see if there is a therapist near you.

We would love to partner with you to help your child crack the code;  find their solution to make learning easier and more fun!

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