Mission Statement

About the Association of Educational Therapists

The Association of Educational Therapists (AET) is the national professional organization dedicated to defining the professional practice of educational therapy, setting standards for ethical practice, and promoting state-of-the-art service delivery through on-going professional development and training programs. AET provides information to the public about educational therapy and facilitates access to educational therapy services.

Educational therapists provide intensive, individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, language processing problems, poor motivation, low academic self-esteem, performance anxiety and poor social, organizational, and/or study skills. Clients may include students needing appropriate school placement or adults needing workplace support.

Educational therapists are well versed in formal and informal assessment as well as a wide range of learning methods and strategies. They communicate with significant members of the client’s world, including family members, teachers, other professionals, and employers, for the purpose of developing an understanding of the client’s needs and appropriate ways to provide support.

AET Mission Statement

The mission of the Association of Educational Therapists is to:

  • Provide leadership, certification, and training to educational therapy professionals
  • Promote collaboration with allied professionals, and
  • Facilitate public access to educational therapy services.

Educational therapists combine educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, intensive individualized intervention, case management, and advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities or other learning problems.