Dear Warrior Parent,
Sometimes finding educational solutions for your child can be a real battle.
You don’t have to fight alone. You can be empowered with the information, support, and direct intervention you need in order to be a game-changer for your child!
When a parent fights for their kids, education and learning is often the battleground. Whether you are pursuing the ideal educational setting, helping your child reach their academic potential, or simply battling with homework every night, this fight can be lonely and wearing. You need someone to “have your back” in this fight.
Victory can be won! Imagine a world in which your child is thriving academically, in which you have the peace of mind that they are learning and reaching their academic potential, a world in which THEY experience their own success! You can positively impact your child’s learning. You can and do make a difference!
Why is this battle so hard?
· Parents need to be seen as the ultimate authority when it comes to their child’s education.
· Our culture does not empower parents to make educational decisions for their child.
· Parents often struggle to understand how their child learns and how to help.
· Parents need real-world strategies tailor-made for their child and their situation.
· There are too many options and not enough guidance.
How can you win this battle and find peace?
· You have the ultimate authority when it comes to your child’s learning and education!
· You can be empowered to make impactful decisions for your child!
· You can get an accurate and useful picture of how your child learns!
· You can receive strategies, interventions, and support that will actually work for your child!
· You can find out what educational options are right for your child!
It is my passion and calling to help families who are struggling to find educational solutions for their children.
Contact me for a free game-changing phone consult!
I listen, offer strategies, and provide insights.
Together, we can work toward a new, brighter, educational future for your child!
As a child, I had the benefit of spending long weekends and summer days on my great grandparents' farm. Mom and Pop were two wonderful people who believed that kids needed a good dose of love accompanied by freedom to learn from their mistakes. They lived in a little white farm house that they built with the help of their sons on a piece of Texas farm land surrounded by rolling hills that were dotted with scrub brush and prickly pear. Below are some lessons and skills I learned on the farm.
Face Fears Together- On two or three occasions Mom and Pop's farm was pummeled with hail stones. As a small girl I remember my parents gathering me up to carry me to the storm cellar. We waited what seemed like all night for the storm to pass. We sat, the whole family, me, Mom, Pop, and my parents in the darkness of the storm cellar, listening to the hail stones hit the roof. Instead of fear in that moment, I felt love and warmth of family. We all have difficult times to face, facing them with those you love can make all the difference.
There were so many other things I learned on those days from how to avoid wasps,what to do if you see a rattle snake, how to play creatively with my great grandmother's empty sewing spools and how to swing on a swing-set made of old tractor seats and scrap metal. It was a wonderful part of my childhood. Some things just can't be taught through digital media. Some lessons can only really be learned by doing and experiencing. This is what Mom and Pop's Farm was to me.
The Association of Educational Therapists, Supporting a Therapeutic Model of Educational Intervention.
A third girl sits, disheartened and frustrated, looking at her test score. She had studied hard with her parents and seemed to know the material, but when it came time to take the test, she froze! Now she would have to go home and tell her mom.
A teenage boy reads a paragraph in school, his teachers say he just isn't trying. He doesn't understand what half the words mean, but can look at the book and figure out the answers.
A ten year old boy with Autism can do addition and subtraction problems beautifully, but cannot decipher a story problem even though he can read the words.
Each of these kids, and many more out there, need a therapeutic model of intervention. A therapeutic model not only the child's weakness, but also how their situation in life and capabilities may be impacting their learning. It then takes an individualized approach to effectively address the problem. The girl, for instance, may need improved confidence in test taking rather than just drill and practice. With the teenage boy someone may need to recognize that he is not lazy, but rather frustrated, and then put in place an intensive vocabulary program. The boy with Autism may need some help understanding math concepts, rather than just learning to do the problems. Every case is different, but they all need a therapeutic model that goes deeper than traditional tutoring.
The Association of Educational Therapists was started in 1979 in California to provide a foundation of validity, training, and professional camaraderie for professionals who were combining special education and clinical/therapeutic disciplines.
According to the Association of Educational Therapists website,
"AET defines an educational therapist as a professional who combines both educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of individuals of all ages with learning disabilities or learning problems."
When a child has a speech/language difficulty, they see a speech therapist. An Educational Therapists plays this same role for someone with a learning difficulty. Like ASHA, the Association of Educational Therapists has standards for professional conduct and required continuing education hours.
As an Educational Therapist/Professional, I discovered the Association of Educational Therapists when attending a local workshop hosted by AET. I found that the professional standards and therapeutic model of the organization mirrored the work that I had been doing with kids for years. It was a match that was meant to be.
For more information on my work as an Educational Therapist, contact me, or click here.
Lisa works with families who are looking for educational solutions for their children. She has provided services to families in the DFW area for over 10 years.