Educational Therapy Terms

  • Auditory MemoryAn individual's ability to process and remember sounds, letters, words, and sentences that are presented orally.
  • Auditory Processing:  An individual's ability to understand and respond to verbal information, letter sounds, words, and sentences.
  • Dyslexia:  A language disability in which the individual's ability to read, write, spell, and/or speak interferes with learning.
  • Executive Functioning:  An individual's ability to plan, organize, and problem solve with sustained attention to compete a task.
  • Reading Fluency:  An individual's ability to read with rhythm, exptression, and accuracy.  Success in reading fluency is related to success in reading comprehension.
  • Phonemic Awareness:   An individual's ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in letters, syllables, and words.  Phonemic Awareness is an essential skill for reading success.
  • Phonics/Decoding:  An individual's ability to understand letter-sound or sound-symbol correlation and apply this understanding to reading and spelling.
  • Visual Processing: An individual's ability to understand and respond to visual information and visual stimuli.
  • ​Visual Memory:  An individual's ability to process and remember sounds, letters, words, sentences, and patterns that are presented visually. 

Educational Therapy Terms






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