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  • HEART-CENTERED TREATMENT
    supported by cutting-edge research

    Welcome!

    At South Bay Educational Therapy, we combine educational and therapeutic approaches for children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities or learning challenges. We specialize in remedial literacy and evidence-based, yet individualized, interventions that foster the development of executive functioning challenges. We encourage you to look at our website to learn more about our specialized services and who we are. We hope to be a part of your journey!

    What is Educational Therapy?

    Educational therapy is the practice of providing personalized remedial instruction to children and adults with learning challenges, including but not limited to dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and language, visual and auditory processing issues. The ultimate goal of educational therapy is to foster development of self-confident, independent individuals who feel positively about themselves and their potential as lifelong learners.

    Educational therapists understand the social, behavioral and emotional factors that can impact learning. They have extensive training and experience in administering academic assessments, developing intervention plans, and implementing strategies to address challenges with reading, writing, spelling, math organization, and study skill. A vital role of the educational therapist is to serve as case manager, working in collaboration with family, teachers, and other professionals involved in the client’s life.

    -Association of Educational Therapists (AET) 

    What Matters The Most, Is The Inside

    Our four strategically designed offices, located in The Torrance, host an onsite operations team with a wide range of amenities that truly make you feel at home. On your way up, stop by Copa Vida for fresh artisanal coffee to energize or help you unwind. Much like your favorite boutique hotel, our front desk receptionists are attentive to your needs and dedicate their time and effort to managing our day-to-day operations. For your peace of mind, building security is onsite 24/7. The result is a carefully crafted environment that’s personal, safe, and professional.

    What Makes Us Unique

    Explicit Reading Intervention

    Explicit Reading Intervention

    Our remedial reading interventions are delivered through a structured literacy approach, informed by a robust body of research in language, reading, cognitive science, and neuroscience

    Executive Functioning

    Executive Functioning

    An Educational Therapist is essential in identifying how a child learns and developing an individualized approach to remediate challenges and foster effective behavioral changes for improved skill mastery

    Our Treatment and Approach

    Our Treatment and Approach

    A whole-child approach transitions away from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that incorporates a broader view of the skills and knowledge that all children must develop for long-term success.

    Why early intervention is crucial to your child's success and well-being...

    15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability. Of the students with specific learning disabilities receiving special education services, 70-80% have deficits in reading. Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties.

    The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

    74% of the children who are poor readers in 3rd grade remain poor readers in the 9th grade, many because they do not receive appropriate Structured Literacy instruction with the needed intensity or duration.

    The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

    Executive function skills enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and manage multiple tasks. Up to 90 percent of kids with ADHD struggle with executive dysfunction, which impairs goal-directed behavior.

    Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

    70 million Americans have learning and thinking differences, like ADHD and dyslexia. Dismissal often leaves these individuals undiagnosed and misunderstood, making it even harder to thrive.

    Understood.org

    60% of adults with severe literacy problems have undetected or untreated learning disabilities**

    ldaamerica.org

    1 in 42 public school students have a 504 plan. The percentage of kids with 504 plans has more than doubled in the past decade. Like IEPs, these plans provide accommodations for kids with disabilities. But unlike IEPs, they don’t provide specialized instruction. And schools don’t have to classify kids with 504 plans by disability type.

    Understood.org

    Giving Back!

    Our devotion to strengthening the community extends far beyond our practice as we proudly partner with mission-driven organizations that align with our efforts to empower our youth, break down barriers and nurture families.