Jan Esterkin M.A., M.Ed., ET/P
An educational therapist (ET) is a professional who has been trained to evaluate and remediate children, teens and adults who are experiencing academic difficulties and/or social and emotional problems related to learning. These academic difficulties may include dyslexia, attentional issues, difficulties in reading, writing, language and math, auditory or visual processing problems, memory issues or poor organizational and study skills.
After gathering family and medical information, including neuropsychological testing (if available), the ET assesses the client and then develops goals to help remediate the client's issue/s. A plan is designed based on the client's strengths, weaknesses and learning style.
Through understanding the client's learning issue/s and employing collaborative efforts with the client's family, teachers, and other specialists, the ET supports and encourages the client's academic success, self confidence and self-advocacy.