Individualized academic support
for your child’s unique needs
Hi! My name is Hannah Ross. I am a certified educational therapist based out of Santa Monica, California with over seven years of experience teaching in classroom and one-on-one settings. I provide academic and social-emotional support to students with a variety of learning differences. Please click below and browse through my website to find out more about my background, my experience, and my services.
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educational therapy defined
Educational Therapy is individualized academic support that enables students to develop skills and strategies to be successful learners in a classroom environment. An educational therapist helps students set attainable learning goals, provides targeted one-on-one support, conducts formal and informal skills assessments, and utilizes innovative teaching techniques to meet the needs of each particular student. Often times when a student is struggling to succeed in school there is an underlying reason. Educational Therapy aims to identify the cause and helps students overcome skill deficits by providing them with tools to become lifelong learners. The ultimate goal is for students to develop strategies to help them not only enjoy learning once again, but also perform at their highest academic potential.
educational therapy vs tutoring
Content Area Skills
• Remediation in reading fluency and comprehension
• Remediation in written expression
• Support in increasing number sense and problem-solving
• Development of kindergarten readiness skills
• Preparation for the ISEE
• Training in test taking skills and study strategies
• Development processing and memory skills
• Training in organization, prioritization and time management
• Training in test taking strategies
• Development of communication and language skills
• Understanding of self-advocacy
• Increasing self-esteem and confidence in regards to learning
Following the initial contact from a parent, our team will schedule a complimentary intake session with both parents and students. The purpose of the intake session is share information about student needs and start developing rapport between the therapist and client.
During the first few sessions of educational therapy, the therapist will informally assess your child in order to understand the full picture of the student’s strengths and skill deficits. This could include assessments in reading, spelling, writing, number sense, etc. After these initial sessions, the therapist will create several learning goals which are shared with parents.
Each educational therapy session is geared towards working on those specific learning goals in a variety of ways. Each session is tailored specifically to the child’s needs, interests, and learning styles. Input from teacher, other professionals, and parents helps inform best practices for each individual student. Therapists will provide monthly updates to parents are progress towards learning goals. We strive to eliminate stress related to learning in your home life and are happy to advocate for your student’s needs in a school setting as well.
While we love working with your children, our ultimate goal is for students to no longer need educational therapy! We aim to teach the skills and strategies to create successful, independent learners. The educational therapy process ends when the parents and ed therapist agree that goals have been met and the student is ready to move forward on their own. Since educational therapy is a very individualized process, we cannot predict how long your child will need educational therapy.
Hannah is a gem! She came to my son’s rescue in 2nd grade when he wasn’t reading or writing. Teachers and in-home tutors were not getting through to him. With her outgoing, fun & friendly personality, she created an instant connection to my son. She was able to engage him during each session using a blend of techniques, which over time allowed her to truly tailor her time with my son to his needs. In a matter of weeks, he started to read and build the confidence he lacked previously. As a result of Hannah’s dedication, true interest in my son’s progress, and creative approach, my son is no longer escaping difficult tasks, and is now excited to learn. I cannot express enough gratitude for her efforts!Fleur S.
My daughter has been working with Hannah Ross for the past two years and has benefitted greatly from Hannah’s warmth, enthusiasm and fun approach to learning. Having a child who has struggled since a young age with working memory issues which has made math especially difficult for her, I was looking for someone that was familiar with her challenges and could support her specific needs. Hannah was the right person! My daughter has come a very long way and has improved dramatically in school, particularly in math and writing. We have Hannah to thank for all her help and we can not recommend her more highly.Melissa W.
Hannah Ross has been a huge help for my twin 12 year old girls for several years now. Each of them have a very different learning style and they are two very different students. Hannah Ross intuitively guided each of my girls through the years on every aspect of learning and has given them a great sense of support, ease and confidence at school by making the process fun for them also. Hannah made each session fun and engaging for the girls and was always tuned into their individual needs and abilities. It is a joy to be able to see your children look forward to constructive tutoring! I highly recommend Hannah’s services for your child. Anna Christine R.
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