Educational Consulting

Dr. Gail Krivel-Zacks

1. Definition of the Educational Therapist

An educational therapist is a professional who combines educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems.

2. Qualifications and Training Backgrounds of Educational Therapists

Regardless of previous background, all Professional members of the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) have met rigorous professional requirements in the academic areas of elementary and/or secondary education, child development, educational assessment, learning theory, learning disabilities, and principles of educational therapy. All members have a B.A. degree and are required to hold a Masters Degree or equivalent in post-BA course work. They have completed at least 1500 supervised direct service hours, and are required to complete 40 clock hours of Continuing Education every two years. To become a Board Certified Educational Therapist (BCET), a member must meet the following additional requirements: Masters Degree (required); one year membership in AET at the Professional level; 1000 hours of professional practice; formal written Case Study evaluated and passed by the AET Certification Board; a written examination that demonstrates professional expertise in educational therapy.

3. Age Ranges Served

4. Client Issues Addressed by Educational Therapists

5. Core Principles of the Practice of Educational Therapy

6. Educational Therapist Skill Areas and Treatment Goals

Client Strengths:
Case Management:

7. Specific Treatment Areas: Academic Aspects of Learning

8. Specific Treatment Areas: Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

9. Case Management in Educational Therapy

(Excerpted from AET informational brochures. Copyright 2002 Association of Educational Therapists)