In order to develop successful, independent learners, NILD Educational Therapy® focuses on developing four key components – cognition, perception, academics and emotions. The focus of the individualized intervention is to strengthen the underlying causes of learning difficulties rather than simply treating the symptoms. Which is what tutoring does. NILD educational therapy is a true therapy in that it aims the intervention just above the student’s level of functioning and raises expectations for performance.
How is Educational Therapy Different from Tutoring?
The focus of NILD Educational Therapy® is the development of clear, efficient thinking. Students are given learning tools to enable them to overcome specific learning weaknesses. Tutoring typically focuses on content while educational therapy builds efficient learning processes while developing skills. This enables students to retain the content more efficiently and effectively. NILD Educational Therapy® teaches students how to think rather while teaching them what to think.”
There are schools that offer NILD therapy as pull-out sessions during the regular school day. If not, there are private NILD therapists that can work with your child after school hours. If you can, doing both usually is very beneficial and the lasts a life time for learning well.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22: 6 (KJV)