With the right training, an individual’s brain can be taught to overcome many learning and behavioral challenges. If your child struggles with difficulties related to Memory, Attention, Cognitive Processing, or Executive Functions, then our innovative brain-training programs may be able to help.
At Learning Enhancement Centers, we use a variety of research-based cognitive therapy programs that can be personalized to help your child train her brain to conquer her challenges, as well as learn strategies to cope both in the classroom and at home.
Processing and Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) begins with an intensive 12-week program that focuses on developing the cognitive processing skills critical to comfortable learning in an academic setting. Skills will be developed in the areas of auditory and visual processing, short and long term memory, processing speed, attention, logic and reasoning, and phonemic awareness. Skills are highly integrated throughout this program, as successful academic learning requires integration of skills.
Motor and Perceptual Skills Integration Training helps eliminate the interference caused by primitive reflexes and under-developed visual and motor skills. It is a series of physical balance and movement activities that improve visual skills, internal organization, coordination, self-awareness, self-control, and attention. The Listening Program is also used to help the student gain a sense of reference point and an understanding of space and time which are so critical for developing attention awareness and control and organization skills.
Auditory Stimulation and Training (AST) is a music and sound stimulation method that focuses on re-educating the ear and auditory pathways for increased learning, attention, communication, listening, and sensory integration. This is accomplished through the use of specially modified classical music and nature sounds that stimulate the hearing mechanism to take in a full spectrum of sound. Through audio-vocal exercise, the learner’s voice becomes the on-going stimulus for the auditory system. The learner develops the ability to monitor his own speech, communication, and decoding (for reading). In addition, activities emphasize systematic, structured and intensive instruction to develop the necessary phonemic awareness skills for auditory processing, word attack, and spelling strategies for simple, complex and multi-syllable words.
Attention Focus Training uses a combination of balance, movement, and reflex integration activities to increase the ability to attend to tasks. Students are taught to take an active role in learning by recognizing when they lose focus and consciously regaining control.
The Listening Program uses music and sound stimulation to re-educate the auditory pathways in order to increased attention, listening, sensory integration, communication, and physical coordination.
Executive Function Skill Development is a program developed by LEC that focuses on the development of advanced study skills, time management and organizational skills, which are important in school success, particularly in the upper grades. Organizational skills training will focus on understanding the calendar and scheduling, identifying optimum times for learning and methods for gaining information. Additional tasks include outlining, note-taking and test preparation. These skills are important for studying different types of assignments or tests (true/false, multiple choice and essay). Techniques to assist in development of each of these skills benefit performance and reduce stress associated with assignments and learning.