Management of Clinical Practice | EDTH.X306

Management of Clinical Practice | EDTH.X306


In this course educational therapists and learning specialists delve into the business realities of establishing a successful independent educational therapy or a learning specialist practice. Students focus on best practices for one-on-one instruction to young students and adult learners with learning differences. Learn how the role of the educational therapist/specialist includes working as an investigator/support person and strategically communicating with a client’s family, school, community, and culture. Additional course materials encourage students to dig deeper into the psychosocial aspect of learning differences and address topics of transference, countertransference, and termination. Establishing and operating a successful private practice is a learning process for those just entering the field of educational therapy. This course fosters the confidence that comes with knowledge of basic business practices.

This is an online course, and all assignments and lectures are hosted though Canvas. In addition to lectures, students master the content by:

  • analyzing case studies;
  • interviewing parents;
  • developing marketing collateral such as business cards, flyers, and essential information forms; and
  • writing by prompt for self-discovery.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Articulate the role of an educational therapist/specialist
  • Assess the unique developmental needs of each client
  • Manage a caseload of multiple clients
  • Adhere to the ethical and professional standards of working with their clients
  • Develop a roadmap and toolkit for every stage of student instruction from intake through termination
  • Develop a personal outline/structure for their own clinical practice including details like marketing procedures, collaboration with other therapists, office procedures, record keeping, fee structure, time management, and work-life balance
  • Distinguish between the work of an educational therapist and other service providers
  • Establish appropriate partnerships/collaborations with other caregivers/service providers of each client

Topics Include

  • AET Code of Ethics
  • Developing Business Forms
  • Allied Professionals, Parents and Clients


Working knowledge of:

  • Basic Computer Skills


  • Additional Information

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    Open Sections and Schedule
    Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
    05-14-2024 to 06-26-2024 3.0 $640

    Sharmila Roy

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    Final Date To Enroll: 05-14-2024

    Schedule

    Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
    Tue, 05-14-2024 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE
    Mon, 06-24-2024 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE