Welcome to Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, inspiring students to love learning in Urbandale, West Des Moines and the surrounding areas through tutoring, speech therapy, and other learning skills! If your child is not performing at the level of his/her peers, our team is here for you. We’ve helped hundreds of children in Iowa enrich and expand the way they learn so they can have a brighter future.
Urbandale / West Des Moines Location
2570 106th Street, Suite E
Urbandale, IA 50322
Des Moines Speech and Tutoring Programs
We offer private tutoring, academic programs, small-group sessions, online tutoring and speech therapy to students of all ages. Our teachers and speech-language pathologists also have extensive experience working with children with dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, autism, or other learning delays.
At ETLC, we understand and embrace the fact that every child has his/her own learning style. Our team gets to know each student, identifies how he/she learns best, and then crafts an individualized learning strategy for him/her. The Learning Specialist and Speech-Language Pathologists work as a team with the parents to develop goals and expectations for each child. On average, students will achieve noticeable academic milestones in just weeks, and test scores show great improvements after a few months!
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– Des Moines Program Options –
Did you know that 1 in 5 children have a reading delay? For these students, it might be difficult to catch up to their peers in large classroom settings such as public school. Our Learning Specialists make it their goal to foster a true love for reading. Your child can become a successful reader- choosing to read for fun, volunteering in class to read aloud, and taking tests more easily. Your child’s confidence will soar in all areas.
Many children struggle with math, and without a great foundation of basic math facts, students can quickly fall behind in traditional school settings. Our Learning Specialists map out a clear path to achieve success. Imagine high fives during homework time, smiles while working on word problems, and improved test scores… this can be your reality! We even had an ETLC graduate recently pursue courses in engineering – talk about a math transformation! So what are you waiting for? Let’s build upon that foundation that will set your child up for academic success.
Do you have difficulty understanding your child’s speech? At ETLC, we utilize research-proven strategies that provide faster gains. We are one of few facilities in the midwest that is trained in the PROMPT method, a multi-sensory approach to help kids gain speech skills more quickly. Our speech pathologists are experienced in working with children diagnosed with apraxia of speech, ADHD, ADD, autism, Down Syndrome and more.
Does your child have difficulty following direction or understanding what he/she is reading or what is being read to him/her? We don’t just use a cookie-cutter approach to helping your child improve these skills that are foundational for all academic subjects. Our strategies helps students to improve their ability to understand passages, retain information, answer Higher Order Thinking questions, improve their memory for following multi-step directions, and problem solve, thereby increasing their attention to tasks. Our program is designed for children who have ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, or learning disabilities.
– Des Moines Small Group Programs –
Our programs are ideal for students who thrive in a small classroom setting. They are designed for students who are behind in certain subjects and need more one-on-one attention from their teacher, and children with diagnoses like ADHD, ADD or dyslexia, who are easily distracted in traditional school settings or need a more tailored approach. Because we limit the class size, we are able to teach students to learn in new ways while giving them support with strategies that are in line with their natural learning styles.
Homeschoolers who prefer the personal involvement in their child’s education but need to work part/full-time or are seeking support in specific subjects find our program ideal. We offer both half-day and full-day programs. Those students that choose to attend half-day are considered dual enrolled.
Our goal is for families to use our program as a bridge to help their children go from academic frustration to complete readiness for whichever type of school they prefer (public school, private school or homeschool). We want them to be able to transition into their regular schools as quickly as possible once they have met their learning goals.
This program is ideal for children who are not yet ready for Kindergarten, because they lack basic skills needed, like following directions, understanding pre-literacy and early math concepts, and completing school-like routines. We strive to help children acquire foundational skills needed academically and socially so they can be ready for their important first year.
Our social skills class is ideal for students who have difficulty interacting with peers and adults. Students learn to communicate more effectively, understand others’ body language and appropriate responses to conflict and various situations. This class is ideal for students who have social anxiety, ADD, ADHD, and autism.
How do we differ from other learning centers in the Des Moines area?
Each of our learning specialists have a degree in education or speech-language disorders. In other facilities, the tutor may not have a background or degree in education. We believe this background is imperative to identifying missing links in your child’s academic skills.
Our team does not just stick to one cookie-cutter program. We use a variety of research-based programs and strategies based on the child’s needs and learning style.
We offer a relaxed and welcoming environment for the child and their parents. When you walk into our Urbandale office, we want you to feel comfortable. The child is welcome to play or relax until the therapist or learning specialist comes to get them. Parents enjoy being welcomed by our team and relaxing with a cup of coffee during their child’s session.
For our individual sessions, we provide private rooms. In many other learning facilities, children are placed in an open room where there are many distractions and other students or staff nearby. We believe that children learn best in an environment free of distractions.
See what parents are saying:
“We were at a point of frustration because we did not see the results from other sources in which we sought help. Because of the Reading program, our son has mastered the reading skills he was missing.”
“We have seen a big improvement in our son’s math skills and confidence level in a short period of time.”
“This year for Mother’s day I received the greatest gift I could ask for. My daughter was able to say “I Love You, Mom,” all because of Enrichment Therapy’s dedication.” – Shelley, mom
“Because of the Enrichment Learning Center, my daughter’s Iowa Basic Test Scores went from an average of 30th-40th percentile in past years to the 90th percentile this year.” – Mellisa, mom
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