Educational Therapy/Academic Coaching

Does your child study hard, yet those grades just do not reflect all his/her effort?

Figuring out why students struggle and helping them develop the tools and strategies they need to become successful is my passion!  Educational therapy is the combination of therapeutic and educational strategies, individualized to a student's specific needs, with the goal of improving academic performance, restoring self-esteem, and increasing independence. Unlike tutoring, which focuses on what to learn, educational therapy focuses on how to learn.

 

Many kids who benefit from educational therapy need help with their study skills. They might study hours on end, but their efforts never seem to pay off. Teaching and practicing strategies like active versus passive studying will help these students learn how to study smarter, not harder

Some children read an entire chapter, yet have no idea what they've just read. There can be different reasons why the student is having comprehension difficulties. Sometimes the origin is dyslexia-the ability to decode individual words is affected, making it difficult to string together enough words to understand a passage. Other times a student might not be able to create a mental image of what he/she is reading - a student cannot understand what he/she cannot picture. Educational therapy can help identify where the breakdown is and develop a variety of creative strategies to increase comprehension.

Writing difficulties are the most common learning disorder among those with ADHD. This is likely because writing requires so many executive functioning skills. From difficulty simply getting started (task initiation), to making careless grammatical errors, to having trouble generating ideas/elaborating, educational therapy has strategies and techniques to get the most reluctant writer unstuck and autonomously progressing.

Serving the greater Nashville area, including Brentwood, Franklin, Nolensville, Oak Hill, Green Hills, Belle Meade, Forest Hills, Bellevue, Fairview, as well as the entire state of Tennessee via Teletherapy.

About My Practice

 

As a mother of a child with learning differences, I have a passion for coming alongside different learners and helping them find a way to succeed and "show what they know."

Contact Information:

Phone: (615) 587-1425

Email: heidi.posavac@gmail.com

Office:

Mary Lee Bunch Associates Educational Consultants

7113 Peach Ct #111

Brentwood, TN 37027

Call or email  Dr. Heidi Posavac for a free phone consultation