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Creating the SUCCESSFUL learners of today to launch the EMPOWERED leaders of the future

Empowering Your Child

I'm Alena Houghton, owner of Southern Oregon EmpowerED. I believe all children can learn. With 1-on-1 instruction and the proper interventions, seemingly impossible tasks can become possible. As an educational therapist, I have the skills that go beyond traditional tutoring. I am trained to work with students who have or may not have dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, social emotional challenges, and executive function skills deficits. Everybody's brain learns differently. If we are not taught in a way that pairs with our learning style, school can become a battle but it doesn't need to be.

What is Educational Therapy?

Educational Therapy centers around the idea that everyone can learn in a way that is unique to them. Children and adults can face a number of learning challenges, including but not limited to, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, executive deficits, as well as language, visual and auditory processing issues. With educational therapy these individuals receive personalized remedial instruction using research-based methods and interventions. In the process, the student learns helpful strategies to tackle difficult subject areas and concepts and ultimately gains self-confidence as a learner. The goal of educational therapy is to encourage and allow the student to take hold of their learning and independently use the systems and tools they've been taught. Learning becomes enjoyable and fun!

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Your child may benefit from educational therapy if they...
  • struggle with sounding out words (decoding) or reading comprehension

  • experience difficulty "showing work" in math

  • struggle with beginning a writing assignment 

  • have difficulty maintaining concentration, remembering, or paying attention

  • are not getting enough support at school

  • have a language delay

  • struggle with following multi step directions

  • show resistance going to school

  • experience decreased self esteem, discouragement and/or withdrawal regarding school

  • demonstrate a lack of progress at school 

  • need extreme amounts of time and parent support to get homework tasks done

How is an Educational Therapist Different from a Tutor?

Do you offer other academic support services?

Yes, SO EmpowerED also offers educational consulting services to individual families who need support with navigating the public special education system or requesting accommodations for their child attending a private school a alternative education setting.

Learn more on my Services page

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