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  • How Do I Get My Child Started? 

    After we have spoken on the phone and feel that Education Therapy might be a good fit, this is how we progress. 

    1. Meeting With the Parent (Zoom/Phone/Facetime/In Office) 

    I will meet with the parent(s) and/or guardian(s). Depending on the student’s maturity and level of engagement, he or she may be invited to join in the second part of the Intake process.

    If your child has had an educational assessment before coming to LearningByConnecting Education Therapy, we will review it and answer any questions about the findings. We will prioritize needs, identify goals, and discuss and recommend specific interventions. 

    We will schedule three sessions for the student and a fourth session to follow up with the parent(s). In this follow-up session, we will review an action plan developed specifically for your child and determine the frequency of sessions moving forward. 

    3. Clinician Match

    After the Intake, your student will be scheduled for weekly sessions (virtual or in-person). When structuring academic support, I consider your student’s learning profile and temperament as well as my staff’s experience and specialized training to add to the child’s learning experience.

    I can also provide recommendations on a case-by-case basis for academic assessments and share referrals for neuropsychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists. 

    Schedule An Intake Appointment

    To schedule an intake appointment or an initial consultation, contact me at 323-902-9926

    What Services Does LearningByConnecting Offer?

    Education Therapy for K-12 Students

    Here is some basic information about our practice: 

    Research from a national study by the CDC reports that 6 out of 10 children (60%) with ADHD (2-17 years old) are on medication for their symptoms. This represents 1 out of 20 children w/ ADHD. 

    When my child received a diagnosis of ADHD at age 7, I was interested in an alternative to medication. 

    I’m Dr. Christine Powell, an educational therapist with over 19 years of experience working with students with ADHD and other diagnosed & undiagnosed learning challenges. 

    After struggling to find research-based strategies to help my child, I founded LearningByConnecting Education Therapy to help other children with unique learning profiles gain agency over their learning. My process is unique and informed by research in neuroscience, learning science & behavior theory, and my background as a special educator and research as a Fulbright Scholar in Singapore. During one-on-one sessions with students, I drill down on skills that underpin all learning; focus, planning, organization, goal setting & controlling behaviors. 

    The amazing parts of my practice are the success stories. 

    My clients routinely increase their academic GPA, earn higher test scores & report increased confidence in their learning ability. While I can’t guarantee your child will earn straight A’s on their next report card, I invite you to learn more about how Education Therapy helps students become more successful. Call me for a free 20-minute discovery session. 

    I am child-focused and advocate for learning strategies that fit each child’s unique learning profile.

    Together we work to improve and enhance the learning lives of students with ADHD, executive functioning disorders, dyslexia, reading and processing barriers, and many other learning differences.

    I work with students to establish a preferred learning structure, teaching them mental strategies and organizational skills and ultimately building confidence in their ability to acquire and apply knowledge. My students become the best versions of themselves by rising to their potential. 

    Education Therapy 

    *50-minute virtual sessions that include school portal and assignment tracker, homework plan, review grades, and skill development.

    *1, 2, or 3 weekly (50 minutes sessions) to support student learning goals and provide structure and organization for learning.

    *Summer, School Break, and ‘Mind Gym’ Crash Courses (for adults and kids)

    *Weekly Family Check-Ins: Partner to establish homework routines, schedules, and boundaries

    *Academic Testing

    *Special Education Advocacy and Consultation

    College and Career Guidance

    Developing a plan to transition from high school to college and career requires planning. The options are many, and depending on a students goals, their post-secondary trajectories are as unique as they are. We can assist by developing a personal action plan. We use a combination of interest inventories, grades, goals, and research to explore opportunities. Whether your child is in the exploratory stage of college and career exploration, has some idea of a path they want to pursue, or needs guidance with what college and career opportunities exist is todays work and education space- We are here to help be their guide.

    (50 minute sessions)

    *5- 8 Sessions of Private College & Career counseling package

    *Summer 2 day Boot Camp for College & Career Exploration

    (Includes students with Individualized Education Plans, School to Work, & students pursuing Career Technical Education)

    Parent Coaching

    Parenting can be a minefield- Parent coaching is for any parent that wishes to resolve behavioral struggles through structure building and routine setting. Whether your challenge is morning routines, homework struggles, or dealing with a strong-willed child, we can help you set your day up for success. Parent coaching is for any parent who wishes to resolve behavioral struggles with their child. Whether you are trying to engage with an angry or defiant teenager, guide a child with attention deficit issues, or work through a combination of challenges, we are here to listen and strategize behavioral blueprints.

    (50 minute sessions)

    *1, 2, or 3 sessions per week to support behavior change

    *Bi-weekly check-ins and goal tracking

    Educational Assessment

    Academic Achievement Assessments for students utilizing standardized protocols to assess skills such as Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Oral Language.

    Education Advocate

    Personalized support on behalf of the student and student’s family to help navigate the education system, understand the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Attend Individual Education Plan meetings with the parent (as necessary).

    Check out our resources for High School, Middle School, & Elementary School students

    If you’re interested in knowing more about our Learning Services

    and how we can help you navigate the upcoming school year, schedule a call.

    Reach out to Christine today!

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