What is Academic Therapy?
Academic Therapy is NOT tutoring. It is a process that combines how learning takes place in the brain with knowledge of specialized teaching methods. It is intensive and individualized, conducted in a one-on-one setting.
The goals of academic therapy is to fill the gaps in a student’s education, restore self esteem, and improve learning skills such as visual and auditory processing, attention and focus, and memory skills.
Academic Therapy focuses on developing thinking processes as well as basic skills such as reading, spelling and writing. It builds on a student’s strengths thus fostering independence.
At the MSL Centre, we use the Orton-Gillingham Approach that is both diagnostic and prescriptive in nature. Our academic therapists will create and implement a customized programme for each individual that utilizes information from a variety of sources including the client’s social, emotional, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological context.