Empowering Professionals, Nurturing Learners

Social Justice Survey Results

Statement of Commitment

AET is committed to racial and social equity and justice. As such, we are looking inward and outward at the systemic inequities that exist in our profession and in the lives of our students.

Social Justice Data

As an initial step in the exploration of diversity and systemic inequity within our organization and the profession, the Social Justice Committee of AET conducted a demographic survey of our membership.  The purpose of the survey was to deepen our understanding of the demography within our profession and the students and families that we serve. AET is using this information to inform our work as we continue with our social justice initiative projects. Currently, AET is working on the following projects:

  • Continued processing of the data collected from the survey and reported here, in service of finding ways to increase diversity within the educational therapy profession
  • Community service/Volunteer educational therapy program (low cost/no cost)
  • Social Justice Training for educational therapists
  • Participation in school to prison pipeline programs
  • Study group involvement with social justice issues

Although it represents a fraction of our membership, the survey data revealed both expected and unexpected results. For example, while we are, as expected, a primarily white, female profession, we have a more diverse clientele than anticipated. In addition, slightly more than half of educational therapists who responded to the survey provide low cost/no cost options within their practices, and many of us speak a variety of different languages. Please look at the data as it is rich with information about who we are as a group and is illustrative of the great opportunity we have to make changes that will enrich and broaden diversity and equity within our profession and increase our ability to better serve a wider range of students and families.

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Welcome to the Virtual Studies Group Resource Page!

The Virtual Study Group (VSG) provides a wonderful opportunity for AET members who do not have access to a live study group, to learn, share, and develop in the AET community from afar. (Of course, members who have a live study group are also welcome to take part in the VSG!)

The VSG uses Zoom technology, a cloud-based application, to connect Educational Therapists around the world. The VSG meetings are video conferences that allow for case study and private practice discussion while enabling you to hear and see your colleagues who are participating in the meeting.

For this reason, it is desirable to have computer capabilities that include a microphone and camera, since this will enable you to really be "present." If you do not want to participate in this way, you can turn off this option and simply listen to the presentation and/or discussion. It is also possible to phone in and take part if you do not have access to a computer.

To find out about this year's VSG schedule and instructions on how to participate, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Currently, AET has virtual study groups that meet weekly on Fridays each month.

  • 1st Fridays of the month at 8:00am(PT)/11:00am(ET) – open forum
  • 2ndFridays of the month at 11:00am(PT)/2:00pm (ET) – open forum
  • 3rdFridays of the month – special topics (time and topic TBD monthly) 
  • 4thFridays of the month at 11:00am(PT)/2:00pm (ET) – special topics

AET VSG Study Group Information

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Please scroll down to find videos & virtual study groups with tools to help you navigate the world of teletherapy

 

Educational Teletherapy

Facilitated by Kara Scanlon
March 18, 2020

 


O-G Reading: Online How To's

Facilitated by Alberta James, MA, ET/P
March 20, 2020

 

 


Having a Virtual Educational Therapy Practice

Facilitated by Kara Scanlon
March 30, 2020

 

 


Educational Teletherapy VSG

Facilitated by Alberta James, MA, ET/P
April 10, 2020

 


Educational Teletherapy Virtual Study Group

Assessment Best Practices, Reminders & Resources

Facilitated by Marion Marshall, MS, BCET, FAET
April 2020

 


Online Games for Educational Therapists

Facilitated by Bonnie Massimino, MEd, BCET
May 21, 2020

 


Educational Teletherapy Virtual Study Group

May 22, 2020

 


More Online Games for Educational Therapists

Facilitated by Bonnie Massimino, MEd, BCET<br/ >May 29, 2020

 


Educational Teletherapy VSG

Facilitated by Alberta James, MA, ET/P
June 5, 2020

 


Educational Teletherapy VSG

Facilitated by Alberta James, MA, ET/P
June 19, 2020

 


Educational Teletherapy VSG

Facilitated by Bonnie Massimino
July 10, 2020

 


Virutal Study Group

Activities that build cognitive skills & EF

Facilitated by Bonnie Massimino
July 24, 2020

 


Educational Teletherapy VSG

Resuming face-to-face practice, homework support, vs. remediation, and more

Facilitated by Alberta James, MA, ET/P
August 7, 2020


Virutal Study Group

Facilitated by Bonnie Massimino
September 25, 2020

 


Virutal Study Group

Writing: dictation, Google writing journal, virtual vs. in person ET

Facilitated by Alberta James, MA, ET/P
October 2, 2020

 


Virutal Study Group

Facilitated by Bonnie Massimino
October 9, 2020

 


Virutal Study Group

Interactive virtual game boards/activites, invoicing/scheduling software, new practice networking

Facilitated by Bonnie Massimino
December 11, 2020

 


Virutal Study Group

Special topic: Structured Word Inquiry - Presented by: Pete Bowers

Facilitated by Bonnie Massimino
February 26, 2021