Educational Therapy

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Individual Educational Therapy & Intervention

Dr Schneider provides customised intervention and learning disorder remediation using an evidence-based, multisensory approach that is adapted to individual needs. Dr Schneider works not only with students with LD, ADHD, ASD, ID, and other disabilities, but also with typically developing students who want to improve their academic achievement. The intervention that Dr Schneider provides is informed by the results of the initial evaluations, as well as ongoing assessments designed to monitor progress. 

 

Pour le moment, ces services ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais. 


Reading-Languge Arts Intervention

Dr Schneider uses an evidence-based multi-sensory approach to reading and language-arts instruction guided by the best practices identified by the National Reading Panel. Her approach focuses on six major areas of reading and language arts achievement:

Decoding (Reading) 

Individually-tailored, systematic, and evidence-based multi-sensory instruction in the sounds of English (including place and manner of articulation) and how they are represented by letters and letter combinations as well as syllable types, word families, word affixes (prefixes and suffixes), homographs and homophones.

Reading Comprehension

Individually-tailored, systematic, and evidence-based instruction in how to identify and understand the most important (salient) ideas and information in written texts, how to use background and contextual knowledge to analyse and make connections among ideas, how to make inferences and logical predictions, how to identify the parts of a story, how to identify characters and their motives, and how to break down story sequencing and cause-and-effect relationships, among others.  

Fluency (Reading Speed & Accuracy)            

Individually-tailored, systematic, and evidence-based multi-sensory instruction designed to improve reading rate and prosody, or the ability to read smoothly and with appropriate emotion and expression. Care is devoted to ensuring that your child can build speed and efficiency without sacrificing accuracy and comprehension.


Encoding (Spelling)

Individually-tailored, systematic, and evidence-based multi-sensory instruction in the spelling patterns of English, including constant clusters and vowel teams. For older students, special attention is given to spelling patterns based on word origin as well as syllable types, word families, word affixes (prefixes and suffixes), homographs and homophones.

Vocabulary

Individually-tailored, systematic, and evidence-based instruction in English-language vocabulary, with an emphasis on the words your child needs to know to be successful in school and in day-to-day conversation. For older students, emphasis is placed on idioms, figures of speech, rhetorical devices (such as simile and metaphor), and use of appropriate register based on purpose and context. 

Written Expression

Individually-tailored, systematic, and evidence-based instruction in the conventions of academic and formal writing. Emphasis is placed on planning, organization, and expressing ideas clearly and succinctly, as well as the nuts and bolts of grammar, syntax (sentence structure), and punctuation. For older students, special attention is given to register, tone, word choice, and rhetorical techniques (such as modes of persuasion).



Maths & Other Subjects

Every child with a learning disorder is unique. Therefore, Dr Schneider provides intervention in maths (and other subjects) that is carefully tailored to individual needs, abilities, and learning objectives. While no two programs of individual intervention will be exactly the same, the following features are common to every program of individual intervention provided by Dr Schneider:

  • It is tied to clearly articulated objectives.
  • Abstract concepts are presented after concrete and representational examples are mastered.
  • Instruction is broken into small steps, and directions and prompts are provided frequently.
  • Instruction is multi-sensory and includes various ways to acquire and demonstrate knowledge.
  • Learning is frequently assessed, and plateaus or regressions in achievement are quickly addressed.
  • There are frequent informal checks of understanding.
  • Formative feedback is offered often.
  • There frequent opportunities for guided and independent practice.
  • Problem solving strategies and appropriate approaches to work are modeled by Dr Schneider.