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Academic Therapy

ACCESS academic therapy provides an individualized approach specific to each student's learning needs.  This results-oriented program provides assistance for Central Arkansas students in grades K-12 who struggle with reading, reading comprehension, written expression, basic math skills, and organization and study skills.

Who We Serve

School-aged individuals needing help with:

  • Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Basic math skills
  • Organization skills
  • Other academic skills

Meet Our AERC Team

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Academic therapy is designed to remediate academic weaknesses. The primary focus is not to just complete homework but to build a solid academic foundation. Academic therapists are trained in proven approaches designed to target specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, or executive functioning deficits.

  • Reading

    ACCESS academic therapists are certified in the Dubard Association Method®, a nationallyrecognized multisensory teaching-learning strategy designed for children with language deficiencies. Therapists also utilize components of other Orton-Gillingham-based approaches.

  • Written Expression

    ACCESS academic therapy offers a multi-faceted approach to address oral and written expression difficulties, supporting students with tools and strategies to organize ideas and compensate for spelling or fine motor deficits that might make writing difficult.

  • Basic Math Skills

    Academic therapists are able to identify math weaknesses and provide strategies and tools to compensate for visual-spatial, language-based, procedural, or memory difficulties in math skill development. Therapists match strategies to student strengths as they target basic math skills.

  • Study Skills/Organizational Skills

    Some students find that studying, along with the organization of schoolwork, can be very overwhelming. ACCESS therapists introduce students to various tools and strategies to improve note-taking, extract important information from texts, and break down assignments or projects into manageable steps.

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Potential Unlocked: Parent Testimonials

  • Academic Therapy

    We have seen huge results in both reading and comprehension, as well as increased confidence in both kids! Our children never complain about going to their academioc therapy sessions because they are having fun and know they are learning how to succeed in their school work.

    -Amy O'Connor, ACCESS Parent