Is Teletherapy as effective as sitting across from each other in real life?
Yes! Our therapists are highly trained in how to create a personable and effective session on-line. Some of our students do need a little help from mom or dad at the beginning, but as soon as the student is familiar with the different features, it runs smoothly.
How is educational therapy different from tutoring?
Tutoring teaches or reteaches academic concepts. Therapy dives deeper and looks for the cognitive processes that hinder learning. We lead a child through a discovery process to learn how to think.
How long are the sessions?
The recommended time frame is one and a half hours, twice a week. We plan for 66 to 70 sessions a year, depending on the level of the student. The duration of therapy differs for each child, but the average is a three to five year program.
How much do sessions cost?
Sessions for the 2022 – 2023 school year are $95 for an hour and a half. Younger students who need hour sessions pay $65 per session. We understand this is an investment and will work with you to find a payment plan that works for your family!
What availability do you have?
As of May 15, 2022 there is an opening from 3 – 4:30 Central on Tuesday/Thursdays. I am currently taking a wait list for any earlier spots that open and for Wednesday time slots.
What else can I expect from working with the Thinking and Learning Center?
- Support – Whether you are in public, private, or homeschool situations, we assist with teacher support. Homeschool families also receive curriculum assistance.
- Testing – Yearly academic testing is provided and counts as one session.
- Consultations – Free initial consultations, then as needed during the year (as part of a session) with optional Mid-year conferences and an end of the year report and consultation.
- Coaching – or cheerleading! We are on this journey with you and want to support families as much as possible! We love our students and want to help in any way we can!
Do you do any in person therapy?
What is NILD Educational Therapy?
The goal of NILD Educational Therapy is to help students develop tools for independent learning in the classroom and in life.
The focus of our one-on-one and small-group, individualized interventions are to strengthen the underlying causes of learning difficulties, rather than simply treating the symptoms as tutoring does.
NILD educational therapy is a true therapy in that it aims the intervention just above the student’s current level of functioning and raises expectations for performance, which creates the framework to foster that growth.
NILD therapy students become competent, confident learners. They gain mastery over their cognitive vulnerabilities and hone their cognitive strengths for success in the classroom and in life.