Best Practices in Educational Therapy provides actionable strategies and solutions for novice and veteran educational therapists. Given the diverse backgrounds of educational therapists and the varieties of specialization and client types, there is no single approach for all therapists and all clients. This book is built on a foundation of individualized intensive intervention, offering generalized principles of application across many contexts. Featuring practices informed by documented experiences of educational therapists as well as research in memory and cognition, attention, speech/language, specific syndromes, and the role of emotion in learning, this well-rounded guide will serve educational therapists at all stages in their career.
Table of Contents
List of Appendices. List of Figures. About the Author. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction I. The Educational Therapist’s Habit of Mind 1. Decision-Making in Educational Therapy Before, During, and After a Session: What Am I Seeing? What Am I Missing? 2. The Art of the Interaction: Essential Operations in Educational Therapy II. The Literacy Skills Foundation 3. Applying Critical Thinking in the Literacy Skills 4. Preparing Analytic Readers in Educational Therapy 5. Teaching Expository Writing Skills in Educational Therapy 6. Performance-Based Measures: Assessment to Intervention III. How We Do What We Do 7. An Informative Case Study: Essential Questions About Best Practices
Ann Parkinson Kaganoff is a Board Certified Educational Therapist. She has been an educator for six decades in classroom teaching, teacher education, and staff development, and an educational therapist in clinical and private practice. She is a Past President of the Association of Educational Therapists.
"Bravo! We finally have a must-read volume that takes the mystery out of, ‘What does an educational therapist do?’ This literary ‘master class’ of best practices addresses our decision-making minds in determining how to apply variable interventions, when to break from the academic craft to therapeutic listening, and how to interact with the client. The frosting on the cake is her comparison of educational therapy and the art of cooking!"
—Dorothy Ungerleider, Founding President of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) and author of Educational Therapy in Action