We provide educational support for children exhibiting delays in language development or cognitive development, learning disabilities, and other developmental issues in order to improve self-reliance and quality of life. We do this within the context of our broader goals of providing education, enrichment, and advocacy for the promotion of a more inclusive society, which respects human rights. As stipulated by our Articles of Incorporation, LUCREA, Inc. engages in the following:

 

  1. Counseling those with developmental problems

  2. Consulting

  3. Surveys and research

  4. Education and advocacy

  5. Training others including therapists and teachers

  6. Lectures and study groups

  7. Publishing and the sale of goods

  8. Cooperating with other professionals and organizations

  9. International exchange

  10. All business related to the aforementioned activities

LUCREA, Inc.

Director 

YOKO SATO

Blend in when you need to. Stand out when you have the chance.
Find your own way. You don't have to follow the crowd.
Know when to speak; know when to listen.
No matter how you look at it, there is so much to discover. 
If you make a wrong turn, circle back.
If something gets in your way, move around it.
Set aside some quiet time to relax and reflect. Every day. 
There's only one you in this great big world, make it a better place!

- "Only One You" By Linda Kranz

Born in Hyogo, Yoko Sato attended junior and senior high schools in Chiba, Japan. Upon finishing high school, she left Japan to study business administration management in British Columbia, Canada. After returning to Japan, Yoko has been living in Tokyo ever since. 

 

Throughout the years, Yoko developed an interest in expressive art therapy and took it up as a hobby. This deepened her interest in psychotherapy and spiritualism and made her realize her dream of becoming a therapist. She began honing her expertise to pursue this career path.

  

After graduating from Temple University, Yoko traveled to Hawaii for training in Applied Behavior Analysis at a center for the rehabilitation of children with autism. Since then, she has studied Floortime®, counseling (coaching), Social Thinking®, and began individual consultations with English-speaking and bilingual children with developmental delays. Because of this, Yoko is able to personalize the consultations to create a child-centered approach that can suit each child's needs and learning style.

 

In 2014, Yoko acquired her national certification as a Speech-Language and Hearing Therapist and began her freelancing career in the Psycho-healthcare professional field. From 2014 to 2016, she worked with children who were entering school (mainly preschoolers between the ages of three and six) and their guardians on speech and hearing evaluations at the City of Chiba Rehabilitation Center. At that same time, she engaged in individual consultations with children at their homes or schools.

Finally, in February of 2016, Yoko started LUCREA, Inc. After years of working freelance in this educational and psychological field, Yoko applied her expertise and knowledge into starting LUCREA Inc. This company began as a practice that aimed to provide personalized educational support from professionals at students' homes, as well as consultation related to the development and execution of Individualized Education Programs. Since then, LUCREA Inc. has maintained its status as the only multicultural and multilingual early-intervention and child psychology practice in Tokyo, Japan. LUCREA Inc. has also expanded its services by providing workshops for parents, teachers, freelance therapists, and experts who work in the early childhood education field.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Graduated as a President's Scholar from Temple University (Summa Cum Laude), Psychological Studies Department

  • Certified Interactive Metronome Trainer

  • Certified Health Counselor by the Public Health Research Center

  • Completed the Floortime® (DIRFloortime®) course

  • Authorized by the NPO Edge as a Learning Support Assistant

  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Program, completed at Pennsylvania State University

  • Graduated from the Academic School of Clinical Welfare

  • Certified RBT® (Registered Behavior Technician) - Currently inactive

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