Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center: YOUR School Choice!

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center:

YOUR School Choice!

By Jaimi Bird, M.A., CCC-SLP

Are you looking for alternatives or extra educational support for your child?  At Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center we can help.   Our goal is to help all children achieve success academically, socially and communicatively. 

This week is National School Choice Week.  School choice means empowering parents with the freedom to choose the best educational environment for their children.  When we think of school choice it is most often framed as public school versus private schools.  At Enrichment TLC, we offer more options for children.  We believe that a “one-size fits all” approach does not work for many children.  Some kids benefit from a smaller learning environment with an individualized curriculum tuned in to the way they learn, provided by educators who have the ability to be flexible and use many different approaches.   If you are considering options for you child, here is a Parent Action Plan created by schoolchoiceweek.com.

At Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center we offer speech-language therapy, reading and math tutoring, social skills groups and a small group, school program called LEAP (Language Enrichment Academic Program).  

LEAP is an academic program for students who struggle in school. Our mission is to be a bridge for students to achieve academic success in the shortest amount of time possible. We offer a half day program with very strategic approaches for children who have difficulty with reading, math and writing. Our strategies are ideal for students who also have difficulty attending to tasks.

Our Individual Reading and Math Tutoring sessions are individualized for each student with a program created for his/her learning style.  All learning specialists at ETLC hold a degree in education and are licensed educators. Our programs can help improve a child’s ability to read fluently, comprehend information, problem solve and achieve academic success.  We offer dyslexia testing as well as individualized dyslexia treatment.  Tutoring sessions can be offered in person or online.

Speech-Language Therapy is provided by highly trained speech-language pathologists that have extensive experience in speech sound disorders, apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, and receptive and expressive language disorders.  Our specialty is helping children improve their underlying language deficits that impact their success in school. 

School choice would allow parents to afford educational options that are tailored to their child’s learning style.  As a society, we don’t take a one-size fits all approach when it comes to other industries, such as healthcare or banking.  We are not all required to go to the same doctor’s office/hospital or bank based on the neighborhood where we live. We have choices based on our individual needs.  Why should it be any different in education, especially with a system responsible for helping grow and develop children’s brains so that they can become educated, employable, independent adults? 

At Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center we want to give hope to families by helping children achieve their God-given potential.  We take children who are struggling in the classroom and help them thrive. Imagine that your child no longer struggles in school, and there are no more nights experiencing frustration with homework. Picture your child feeling confident in his abilities and having a greater love for learning!   This is our mission. We are enriching lives today for a brighter tomorrow.


Jaimi Bird is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center. ETLC has locations in the Iowa City, IA area and Des Moines, IA area. We provide individual speech language therapy and tutoring as well as offer a unique group, the Language Enrichment Academic Program (LEAP). At Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center our passion is to help kids achieve effective communication skills and gain academic success. Contact us for more information on how we can help your child succeed.


1210 Jordan Street, Suite 2A
North Liberty, IA 52317

2570 106th Street, Suite E
Urbandale, IA 50322

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