“My child is really enjoying working with you and is walking out with a smile and new confidence each time.”

-ILD Parent

Contact Information

Joan Steinberg, M.Ed.
Director of Educational Therapy

4 Militia Drive, Suite 20
Lexington MA, 02421
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Ph. 781-861-3711
Fax. 781-861-3701
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Educational Therapy & Tutoring

ILD provides Educational Therapy and Educational Tutoring Services to students in the Greater Boston area.

Strategy Instruction and Executive Function Coaching

Educational Therapy (ET)  1:1 strategy instruction, or therepeutic tutoring, is custom tailored to meet each student’s unique learning needs.  Educational therapy is grounded in a therapeutic relationship that is developed between each student and his/her educational therapist.  Although an assessment is not essential for accessing our services, our experienced educational therapists can interpret neuropsychological and/or educational evaluations in order to understand each student’s learning profile and provide appropriate instruction. For those students who cannot come to our ILD offices, we provide ET services at schools, as well as electronic educational, therapy, strategy, instruction, and executive function coaching via SKYPE and phone.

Educational Therapy Process

  • To initiate educational services, please call or e-mail us to set up an appointment for a case review and consultation (link) .
  • The educational therapist will contact you directly to set up a schedule. We feel that it is important to take into account each student’s interests such as sports, music, etc.
  • Generally, students meet with their educational therapists once or twice weekly during the school year.  After 6-8 sessions, a parent conference is held to review the student’s progress, make sure the “match” is working, and to review the goals.
  • Often, one of the major areas of focus for educational therapy is executive function. These metacognitive processes e.g., planning, organizing,  prioritizing, memory, and checking as well as time management can be challenging for students with learning and attention difficulties. Our services are custom-designed to help students acquire and practice strategies for improving executive function processes.
  • When appropriate, our educational therapists communicate regularly with teachers, collaborate with the special education “team,” attend  school meetings and share information about the student’s progress, upcoming assignments, and strategies.
  • At the end of each school year, a parent conference is held. Parents receive a report that summarizes the strategies that the student has been taught, documents  the student’s progress towards his/her goals, offers recommendations, and determines a course of action for the future.