Active Learning Psycho-educational Programㅣthe Beginning

Active Learning Psycho-educational Programㅣthe Beginning

Active Learning Program?

The history of treatment for learning difficulties with advanced psychological knowledge that began in 1896.

Dr. Witmer did not turn his blind eye to the children with delayed language development who came into his clinic and successfully treated them by applying his knowledge in psychology to clinical setting.

In 2003, Dr. Cho did not turn his blind eye to the children who lost all their hopes because they could not acquire the English language at their English-speaking schools and started providing bilingual comprehensive psycho-educational assessments.

And his psycho-educational program gives a small miracle to children and their parents who have long experienced delayed language acquisition and academic progress.

About 120 years ago, Dr. Lightner Witmer, one of the early pioneers of American psychology, was deeply concerned about the large number of students who were suffering from academic difficulties in school and started to scientifically observe and evaluate their psychological and intellectual status. He then provided customized special educational treatment and intervention with clinical methodology.

Dr. Witmer, a founder of Clinical and School Psychology, established a Psychological Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania in 1896 where he started his first clinical intervention for special students referred to him from various schools in the region. He had a firm belief that with the help of well-trained psychologists and experts, students could overcome their difficulties and achieve successful psychological/ academic/ developmental/ physical growth.

Our Active Learning Center follows the steps of Dr. Witmer. Through scientifically valid psycho-educational evaluation of each student’s abilities, we aim to improve students’ academic abilities, and to decrease their psychological struggle, as well as to help parents lessen their own agony and suffering about their child, and ultimately build a positive parent-child relationship.


Since 2004, many bilingual students and their parents who have visited the Tree Group have expressed difficulties regarding the students’ academic endeavors and consequent struggle in parent-child relationship. For the most part, we have discovered child/adolescent psychological and behavioral difficulties find their root in academics which, in turn, are very serious and imminent issues in Korea. As an institution following the methods of clinical science, we observed that by modifying ineffective study and learning habits with several clinical and educational interventions, students can improve their performance in school and raise confidence and mastery over academics. We also observed a decrease in their overall psychological and behavioral problems, which, eventually, helped cease the pain that their parents were experiencing. 


The ultimate purpose of the School of Life – Active Learning Center, which has inherited Dr. Witmer’s ideas and values, is to: improve students’ basic academic skills and motivation through scientific evaluation and treatments, decrease their psychological/behavioral difficulties, and reestablish a positive parent-child relationship by reducing the parents’ concerns over their children.

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