November 2-4, 2018
Chicago Marriott Northwest
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 

Saturday, November 3 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Nuts & Bolts of Being an Educational Therapist: No Matter What Your Level

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We know the common definition and description of an educational therapist (ET) and his/her role in the educational community, but what does it really mean to be a practicing educational therapist? What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls? This session will focus on how to create and grow an ethical and successful practice. ETs who are new to the field will discover which necessary first steps have the potential to best define individual areas of expertise, a preferred client population, and how to establish an office at a fixed site (or even one that travels). Established ETs will explore various techniques that will help expand and grow their practices, including marketing and promotion, networking, and the use of social media. All participants will benefit from an opportunity to augment their tool box with strategies and techniques to help track and prep for sessions and streamline scheduling and payment processes.

Participants will be able to: describe the essential components of a successful educational therapy practice; identify strategies to help establish and grow a practice; explain how to streamline internal processes for documentation, scheduling, and payment; and describe the benefits of self-assessment and reflection to identify professional positives and areas of need.


Lori Dver, MA, BCET

Lori K. Dver is a longtime member of AET, currently serving on the membership committee, and living in Pasadena, CA.  Mrs. Dver’s career path took her from teacher to educational therapist to middle school head and, for the last eleven years, learning resources coordinator at Polytechnic... Read More →

Saturday November 3, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Stone Ballroom IV

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