Techniques of Educational Therapy: Affective, Cognitive and Perceptual Elements | EDTH.X305

Techniques of Educational Therapy: Affective, Cognitive and Perceptual Elements | EDTH.X305

This course explores the fundamental cognitive processes that are necessary for learning to occur at maximum capacity. These include motor, auditory, visual, visual motor integration and verbal processing areas. The course will also include how to increase the functionality of these areas as well as attending skills. The "affect" of learning or how the student feels about himself in terms of academic performance will also be addressed. We review possible scenarios of client experiences and how to support their learning.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Understand the importance of – and how to use – current research to use and develop techniques of skill remediation as an educational therapist
  • Review and demonstrate a general understanding of theoretical learning theories and how they relate to different types of learning conditions
  • Demonstrate general understanding of how emotions can be a significant factor to the remediation of skills, skill performance, and academic esteem.
  • Understand how beliefs, emotions, and sensitivity can affect clients, parents, and institutions.
  • Review other conditions that affect the development of academic skills and performance
  • Identify the important components of a multi-sensory remediation program involving academic affect and cognitive processing remediation.
  • Understand the variations and adaptability of a variety of current programs in academic affect and educational therapy
  • Apply appropriate materials and strategies for remediation of processing and affect areas
  • Possess a basic understanding of the kinds and justifications of accommodations, modifications, & strategies that can be useful for processing and affect issues
  • Analyze data gathered by Scholastic testing, psychoeducational assessment, parent and teacher questionnaire forms, and review of history to generate an educational therapy remediation program that will meet the specific needs of the client.

Topics Include

  • Developing an Educational Therapy Plan
  • Techniques for Developing Academic Affect
  • Modifications for the Classroom and the Home Environment

Working knowledge of:

  • Communication and collaboration tools such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, or LibreOffice
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Canvas including navigation links, modules, etc.

Additional Information

Please review section notes to view the full schedule.

It is highly recommended that students find partners outside of class to work with to develop the activities based on concepts that are discussed in class.

Reading will be assigned at first class.

During this course, many objectives will be covered. Due to this large amount of information, concentration of certain topics may be altered to fit time constraints.
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