My name is Dina, and I am an educational therapist who works in the West San Fernando Valley. I work with elementary and middle school students who have learning differences, developmental disabilities, those in need of academic and organizational management, as well as children who have been defeated by the educational system. My main focus as an Educational Therapist is to look at a child holistically through means of informal assessments as well as communication with his or her teachers, school environment, and parental inventories.
Thoroughly understanding a child as a whole and gaining perspective on a child’s strengths and weaknesses subsequently allows me to develop an individualized program that will concentrate not only on remediation, task analysis, and the learning of compensatory strategies, but also on strengthening the underlying skills that comprise the learning process. Educational therapy focuses not only on allowing a child to experience success in their classroom, its purpose is also to empower the student and to allow him or her to become proactive, self-reliant, as well as improve the processing skills so new material can be acquired and facilitated.
Thank you for your time, and I sincerely look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dina T., M.A.
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