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Escambia County, FloridaPENSACOLA, FL 32504


Are you a current or retired elementary / middle school or special educator interested in helping students with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) and/or AD/HD (attention disorders) succeed in life?

Are you interested in helping to empower them to achieve their true personal and learning potential?

Are you a private, public or homeschooled parent/guardian frustrated with seeing your child or children struggle each school year to learn, achieve and succeed?

There are children and adults in our community with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning and attention issues that have not received such specialized and educationally therapeutic services and learning opportunities as those provided by community-based programs located throughout Florida and the nation.

The CLEI Task Force and Executive Board of Directors are searching for current or retired elementary / middle school or special educators interested in providing educational therapy and becoming Educational Therapists for a proposed local community-based learning resource center [the Nautilus Learning Resource Center (NLRC)] that will provide comprehensive, specialized and therapeutic services for eligible and qualifying children and adults with specific learning disabilities and AD/HD.

Educational Therapy is a form of therapy used to treat individuals with learning differences, disabilities, and challenges. This form of therapy offers a wide range of intensive interventions that are designed to address and remediate learning problems. These interventions are individualized and unique to the specific learner. This type of therapy helps students strengthen their ability to learn. The student engages in specialized activities that help academics as well as teach processing, focusing, and memory skills. There is a difference between traditional tutoring and educational therapy. Traditional tutoring deals specifically with academics. Educational therapy deals with the processing of information as related to learning the academics. The educational therapist uses a variety of specialized methodologies and curricular materials to help students learn at their own pace and obtain personal and academic successful outcomes.

An Educational Therapist is a highly-trained individual who works with struggling learners in a one-on-one or small group therapy setting. Educational therapists are specifically equipped with the ability to identify and assess student learning needs. They create and implement individual educational therapy plans utilizing the techniques specific to the learning goals for each student. Therapists are passionate, skilled, relational, and empathetic. They are individuals who want to be a part of unlocking learning potential for their students through an individualized, therapeutic approach. Educational therapists must first have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education or a related field. Most begin their careers as teachers with an undergraduate degree in education or a related field. They then receive postgraduate training in educational therapy. Other educational therapists do not start out as teachers. They enter the field because they have a family member who is experiencing learning challenges.

If you’re interested in learning more about Educational Therapy and how to become an Educational Therapist and/or if you’re interested in learning more about and helping us to launch the initial small-scaled, pilot form of the NLRC in our community, please contact us as soon as possible.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Part-time and Full-time
  • seriously interested, available, willingness to commit, strong desire to help others succeed

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