Brain Training

Cognitive Neuroscience

2301 Ohio Drive Suite 235, Plano, TX 75093 (972-964-8510)

FAQ: Choosing the Right Therapist or Tutor

When your child needs academic help there is a wide range of choices available to you, but how do you choose which one is right for your child? The following guidelines will help you choose.

A Cognitive Therapist is an expert in how brains learn, remember, and develop skills. They hold an advanced degree in Cognitive Neuroscience or a related field and can:
• administer standardized tests
• diagnose and treat learning disabilities
• diagnose and treat sensory processing disorders
• diagnose and treat disorders of memory or attention
• provide instruction in specific subjects
• provide cognitive therapy to improve intelligence, memory, and problem solving skills

An Educational Therapist is an educator who olds an advanced degree in Education or Psychology and can:
• administer standardized tests of academic skills
• provide instruction in specific subjects

A Therapeutic Tutor is a professional who usually holds a degree in Psychology or a Education with additional specialized training in Psychology. They can:
• work with students who have poor motivation
• work with students who have low self-esteem
• provide instruction in specific subjects

A Tutor is someone who has experience in an area They can:
• provide instruction in specific subjects

  • You would likely be happy with a Tutor if your child has:
    • normal intelligence
    • normal speech and language development
    • normal cognitive development
    • academic skills no more than one year behind in a subject
    • good motivation

    You would likely want a Therapeutic Tutor if your child has
    • at least average intelligence
  • • academic skills no more than two years behind due to poor motivation or low self-esteem

  • You would likely choose an Educational Therapist if your child has:
    • academic skills less than two years behind in a subject
  • • good motivation and language skills


You should consider a Cognitive Neuroscientist if your child has:
• cognitive or developmental delays
• a speech or language disorder or auditory processing problems
• autism or attention deficit
• academic skills more than two years behind in any subject
• poor motivation

Contacts
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2301 Ohio Drive Suite 235, Plano, TX
75093
Phone:
972-964-8510
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