News From AET: Professional Educational Therapists Now Have a Registered Designation

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The Association of Educational Therapists has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice of Allowance of the mark "Educational Therapist/Professional (ET/P)". The mark will be registered within the next few months. Members of AET with the required qualifications may now use the mark.

The Association of Educational Therapists has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice of Allowance of the mark "Educational Therapist/Professional (ET/P)". The mark will be registered within the next few months. Members of AET with the required qualifications may now use the mark.

The mark, "Educational Therapist/Professional (ET/P)," will be used by Professional Members of AET who have documented their qualifications.

The qualifications for AET Professional Membership and use of Educational Therapist/Professional (ET/P) include:

  • Master's Degree or equivalent
  • 1500 direct service hours as an educational therapist in private practice, public or private schools, private clinics, hospitals or public agencies.
  • For candidates beginning the direct service requirements, a minimum of one-third (500 hours) must be completed under the supervision of an AET Board Certified Educational Therapist.

Educational Therapists provide intensive, individualized remedial intervention to children and adults with learning disabilities and other disorders or problems that interfere with learning in conventional ways. They assess the nature and scope of such disorders or problems and manage individual cases. An ET/P advocates for clients in their home, school, or community setting.

The Association of Educational Therapists is the national professional association for educational therapists. With more than 900 members, AET defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.

Mission Statement
The Association of Educational Therapists, the only national professional association for educational therapists, is dedicated to

  • Defining the professional practice of educational therapy
  • Setting standards for ethical practice
  • Advancing the profession through ongoing professional development and training programs and
  • Promoting public awareness of and 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.

Please visit http://www.aetonline.org for more information

Or, For more information, contact:
Barbara Berci
AET
Phone: 310-437-0555 x 101

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