Educational therapy and tutoring are both forms of educational support, but they differ in their approach and focus.
Tutoring is typically focused on helping a student understand and master specific subject matter or skills. This may involve reviewing material that the student is currently studying in school, working on homework assignments, or preparing for tests. Tutoring is generally delivered on a one-to-one basis, and the tutor may work with the student for a specific period of time, such as the school year or until the student reaches a particular goal.
Educational therapy, on the other hand, is a more comprehensive and holistic approach to addressing educational difficulties. It is typically used for students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities or who have difficulty with specific skills such as reading, writing, or math. Educational therapy addresses not only subject matter but also underlying processing and comprehension difficulties.
In addition, educational therapy works to identify and address the underlying causes of a student’s difficulties, rather than simply focusing on the symptoms. This may involve assessing the student’s cognitive and learning strengths and weaknesses, as well as identifying any environmental or emotional factors that may be impacting the student’s ability to learn. The therapist will then develop an individualized treatment plan to address the student’s unique needs and help them develop strategies for learning and success.
Tutoring is more focused on the subject matter, mostly help with homework, studying for test and catching up with materials student is currently studying in school. While educational therapy is more focus on the underlying learning difficulties, addressing specific skills such as reading, writing, and math, helping the student to develop strategies for learning and success, and working on emotional and environmental factors that may impact the student’s ability to learn.
It’s worth noting that the two services can complement each other. A student might work with a tutor to help them understand and master specific material while also receiving educational therapy to address underlying learning difficulties.