I can’t say that I have any experience with therapy-type programs. A good many years ago their was a doctor in our area who did a type of vision therapy that also involved crawling among other things. One of my students was doing the therapy along with a few other people I knew. However, I’m not sure how successful it was. I didn’t see remarkable change in the student I had. After about a year, the doctor died and there was no one to continue the therapy. I think, for most of the patients that I knew the success was short-lived after they stopped therapy.
The question that continues to resurface in my mind is this, “How many times do we wish for a key to make our life easier? We want all of our students to be A and B students. At what point do we become okay that a student’s academic abilities are not on the A, B level? When do we know they can be helped and how much we should push them?” I have friends who are very successful business men, farmers, etc. who found school difficult.
Then the next question that comes to mind is, “Are we okay with letting our students be mediocre students?” I don’t think we should be so how do we make room for the student who struggles without causing him to give up or feel entitled to extra allowances?
This didn’t really help you out on your question, though. I would be interested in hearing some success stories from people who’ve used therapy programs.