As a former school counselor, I have
encountered numerous children who suffer from various learning
difficulties. As a result,
I have explored countless options in assisting students who
struggle with reading, math computations or just staying focused in
the classroom. What I
discovered is a phenomenon called brain training.
Brain training changes an individual’s
capacity to think and learn. Many assume intelligence potential is
fixed at birth and learning disabilities are permanent. This is not true! The brain can be strengthened and IQ
Research has identified cognitive skills as
the root source of learning. Brain training describes a set of
revolutionary new techniques developed by brain researchers and
educators that test, target and strengthen specific mental
skills. If mental
skills—such as auditory processing and memory—are strong, learning
comes easily and naturally. If skill weaknesses remain hidden, a
student will face occasional or even chronic learning, reading and
Strengthening weak skills is the key!
A 2005 study in one of the nation’s largest
school districts revealed that one year of small group tutoring
added only one additional month of reading proficiency to student’s
reading levels. In
contrast, brain training combined with reading instruction produced
over 3.5 years of improvement in just 6 months. Nothing else can do what brain
training can do.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:30 pm.
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