Christine Benguiat, ET
Christine is an Educational Therapist, following completion of a Certificate in Educational Therapy from Holy Names University, and is certified by the Association of Educational Therapists. She holds postgraduate degrees with a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Trinity College.
Christine is deeply committed to working with clients with learning differences, supporting them from kindergarten through college and adulthood. She uses specific research-based programs and draws heavily upon the philosophy and techniques of the nationally acclaimed Landmark School Outreach, utilizing strategies in writing, study skills, executive function, and the Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading System methodologies which focus on phonics, decoding, and reading comprehension. She completed training in Making Math Real and has used it along with other methods for working on math skills with younger children.
These programs are augmented with a range of well-proven approaches designed to remediate and compensate by drawing upon each student’s considerable and distinctive strengths. She is committed to continually acquiring new skills and broadening her knowledge of emerging research about the best ways to support struggling students.
Christine combines her skills with an understanding that emotional and social difficulties frequently coincide with academic issues, damaging self-esteem and joy of learning. She is recognized for her deep empathy, gentle manner, and understanding of discouragement resulting from a lack of academic success. Christine is passionate about supporting clients academically and works closely with families to help build their children’s confidence in their abilities to succeed.
She is a member of the Association of Educational Therapists and of Teach-CT, an organization focusing on home schooling families, and is an educational therapy consultant with A Fighting Chance Florida.