The Association of Educational Therapists Announces the Publication of The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy

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The Association of Educational Therapists (AET) announces the publication of The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy: A Teaching Model, the first and only clinical textbook on educational therapy, co-edited by Maxine Ficksman and Jane Utley Adelizzi. Published by Routledge, the book is available through the AET online bookstore for $60.00 at

The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy is the first textbook to provide a comprehensive review of the interdisciplinary profession and practice of educational therapy, as it exists today.

Edited by two practicing educational therapists who have developed post graduate training curricula on the east and west coasts, this groundbreaking text offers valuable clinical perspectives for both experienced and aspiring educational therapists, allied professionals, and parents.

Dr. Ned Hallowell, renowned authority on AD/HD and learning disabilities, endorsed the book saying . . .

“Bravo to Ficksman and Adelizzi for introducing the first textbook on educational therapy, useful not only as a training mechanism for aspiring educational therapists, but also for edifying colleagues in the fields of education and psychology about their clients’ struggles with LD and ADHD. The editors provide a graphic model of the field, a guide from which the reader can explore the practice through the eyes of therapist, parent, and student as case studies unfold in chapters written by expert clinicians. Readers are drawn into the sessions, introducing them to the therapeutic dyad of the child, adolescent or adult working in alliance with an educational therapist – a virtual cast of characters embedded in a drama which shifts from the pain of defeat to the freedom that comes from a deeper level of learning and understanding. The case studies come alive in their ability to infuse humor and illustrate the interplay of emotions within the scenarios of learning, play, and the workplace. This book is a stage set for dramatic performances which teach, inform, and move the reader.”

The Association of Educational Therapists, based in Los Angeles, 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.

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Executive Director
Association of Educational Therapists


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