Many programs, classes and techniques focus on What To Learn (specific knowledge) rather than How To Learn (brain processing and cognitive skills). Yet, academic learning depends on the underpinnings of brain processing and cognitive functioning. Therefore, understanding how a person learns is preeminent to helping him/her succeed in the world of academia.
We know they have it. Parents know it. But often students don’t know it. They have begun to feel stupid and expect failure. BrainLinking helps them transform negative experiences into satisfying, lasting successes.
The BrainLinking Program is Unique
· Identifies specific underlying processing difficulties
· Uses proven methods to develop learning skills
· Helps students prepare their brains to learn
Remember what is seen easier than what is heard?
Remember better what is done than what is heard or seen?
Prefer to stand and pace while talking or thinking?
Get things into the memory but is unable to retrieve them later?
Lose focus after five minutes of doing anything ‘not fun’ ?
ASSESSMENT, CONFERENCE and TRAINING
A BrainLinking Program begins with a comprehensive assessment of an array of foundational learning skills.
From the assessment, we identify how the student processes and manages information, which learning skills are working well and which areas are causing academic struggles and frustration. The evaluation includes an eye-movement assessment, a reading comprehension test, a computer-based brain processing and memory analysis, a dyslexia screening, and a motor skills observation.
Based on the findings, an individualized program will be recommended at the conference.
· Ocular Motility
- Focus and concentration (including ADD & ADHD)
- Visual, auditory and kinesthetic memory
- Laterality, directionality and spatiality
- Sequencing, ordering, and organization
- Kinesthetic and tactile processing
- Learning style
- Inability to correctly decipher and understand words (Dyslexia)
- Inability to correctly decipher and process numbers and mathematical symbols (Dyscalculia)
- Inability to detect and understand sounds in spoken language (a part of Central Auditory Processing)
- Logic and reasoning
- Motivation to learn!!
Shortly after the assessment, findings are discussed with the student and parents. During this interview, many of our clients express amazement at the pinpoint accuracy with which known strengths are identified and the basis of difficulties is clearly defined. Typically, the greater the frustration has been, the more inspiring the “Aha” moment when student and parents suddenly realize there is rescue from the cycle of failure and distress. Relief and Hope surge when parents see how the BrainLinking program can transform a life and bring success to their child!
Our enjoyable and engaging activities develop lasting and measurable skills for learning success.
Clients are coached in activities and exercises which stimulate the creation of the integral brain links required for specific and nonspecific learning. In other words, clients develop areas of learning that are not currently working optimally and prepare all areas of their brains for successful and confident learning experiences. The BrainLinking Program works through various avenues to build neural connections and lasting skills that strengthen Academic and Sports acumen at the same time. It’s not uncommon to find that a student athlete with excellent ball-handling skills benefits from Rhythm, Timing, and Balance activities. And it’s not a surprise when Reading Fluency skills benefit from those same activities. Visual Perception Skills are equally necessary in a classroom, on a ball court, riding a bicycle or driving a car!
The success of the BrainLinking Program lies in the understanding and application of research-based learning principles to each student’s program. Best results are achieved when students are fully supported by the active participation of a parent or other supportive adult throughout the duration of the program. Children and adults alike are eager to begin the exciting process of building and developing those dormant brain links that are awaiting conscious attention to bring them to life and put them to work.
Best results are achieved when students are fully supported by the active participation of a parent, grandparent or other supportive adult during office and at-home activities.
Each Individualized program is four months and consists of two parts
- 1 weekly visit with a trainer in the center
- 3-4 weekly home sessions of 40-60 minutes
Distant Students: Individualized Home Programs are an option for clients living beyond the local area. A supervising parent or other adult is trained to assist with the at-home program activities via periodically scheduled web media consultations. Reading Plus® and weekly program reviews are delivered online. Periodic in-office lessons may be scheduled if desired. Call for details.
Power Boost Training Option for Previous Students: An individualized six week program at BrainLinking in the summer before school begins or in the winter at the end of the first semester to check and enhance skills that aren’t as sharp as they need to be for the next level of schooling. It can be done any time a Power Boost is needed. Call for details.
Since 1996 our clients have come to us from Washington, DC, 27 states, 29 school districts in 21 counties in Utah, 23 Utah private schools, 9 colleges & universities in Utah and 7 outside Utah, sundry homeschoolers of all ages, and an array of adult professionals. Many have been full-functioning; some have had disabilities, including (but not limited to) ADD/ADHD, , aspergers, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, hearing/speech impairments, and OCD.