Skills Training (executive functioning, organizing, planning)
At Encompass Tutorial Services, we specialize in students who have executive functioning deficiencies related to ADD, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, autism, and other mood and behavior disorders. Many of our clients have prodigious academic and creative aptitude but struggle to get their work in on time, perform consistently on tests, manage long term projects, and maintain motivation. In teaching young people core executive functioning skills such as time management, organization, study skills, and self advocacy, we help them to build greater confidence in themselves and to decrease personal stress. Additionally, we collaborate with school counselors, therapists, psychologists, educators, neuropsychologists and other professionals to create a comprehensive strategy that ensures that our students are fully supported.
We offer one-on-one executive functioning tutorials, subject tutorials, education consulting, parent support, college readiness, and summer readiness programs.
Our team provides child centered, individualized support for struggling students and their families. Using a case management system, we tailor our approach differently according to the unique needs of each child. Our services include:
Speech and Language assessments and therapy
Executive Functioning coaching
Dyslexia and Dysgraphia remediation
504 and Special Education advocacy
Parent Coaching for those caring for children who have emotional or behavioral needs
GradePower Learning specializes in cognitive development and academic enrichment for all ages from kindergarten through 12th grade in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, and SAT/ACT prep. Cognitive learning helps students use their brains more effectively, which makes it particularly helpful for children with learning differences. This method of learning is active, constructive, and long-lasting. It encourages students to fully engage in the learning process so learning, thinking, and remembering get easier. Cognitive learning isn’t about memorization or repetition. It’s about developing true understanding; it’s about learning how to learn.
Examples of cognitive learning strategies include:
Asking students to reflect on their experience
Helping students find new solutions to problems
Encouraging discussions about what is being taught
Helping students explore and understand how ideas are connected
Asking students to justify and explain their thinking
Using visualizations to improve students’ understanding and recall
We don’t focus on memorization or repetition. Instead, our learning coaches teach students the fundamentals of lifelong learning. Your child will learn skills and strategies that will help him or her on the way to better grades in school, including how to think critically and how to make lasting connections between topics.
We specialize in teaching skills to young people that are struggling to be productive, socially confident, and self-aware. How do we do that?
Step 1: Assessment & Evaluation
First, we get to know the person, their strengths and areas to improve on. We do this through a combination of an assessment interview with follow-up validated questionnaires. We also review any neuropsychological or therapeutic evaluations to ensure we are providing highly individualized skills training.
Step 2: Results & Goal Setting
We create a results chart that identifies what the individual is doing well in and what we can work to improve. In addition, we provide helpful tips for parents that they can implement at home to help support their child’s progress.
Step 3: Skills Training
From there, training begins and we identify the first 3 areas to target. We create specific and measurable goals for each area along with an action plan for achieving those goals.