Memory Training with Neurofeedback
Research has found cognitive training and neuro-biofeedback to improve working memory and attention in youngsters and adults with disorders such as ADHD, autism, traumatic brain injury, etc.
This service consists of practitioner-directed, specialized computer games that focus on goal areas in attention and memory challenges in both the visual and auditory systems. These games gradually increase in difficulty as students progress and pass the games' levels. All games require attention and focus on the presented details and need increasingly more recall to be successful. Working memory is also challenged and practiced as students move through the levels.
Twenty sessions are the recommended minimum standard of care to improve attention without medication. Our policy is to have an assessment before beginning training, including the IVA (Integrated Visual and Auditory Continuous Performance Test). Subtests of the WISC-V assessing visual memory, auditory memory, and working memory will also be administered and used as baseline information. Post-testing includes the same assessments to measure growth in critical functions.
During each 60-minute cognitive training session, a Bluetooth headset painlessly measures brainwaves during training exercises.
The EEG biofeedback incorporated headset ensures that a client learns to develop a calm, happy, alert mental state. This non-invasive approach to memory improvement is highly effective for people of all ages, including those who suffered debilitating accidents, have had a stroke, those with learning disabilities such as ADHD, and even gifted individuals seeking to improve their memory skills and naturally learn self-regulation. While most people notice improvements after several sessions, a minimum of twenty sessions is recommended for full and sustained benefits over time.
Academic Coaching is the one-on-one process of helping a student examine academic concerns and perceived barriers to success. Coaches provide support, assess strengths and needs, and devise a personalized action plan in multiple areas: time management, procrastination, test preparation, note taking, and reading strategies. Our coaches help you succeed by providing the tools to balance your academic demands and everything else.
Dyslexia / Reading Intervention
Current research indicates that a multi-sensory, phonological-specific, direct teaching approach to reading generates improvement in students struggling to read. We use the Orton-Gillingham instruction system and other evidence-based strategies that utilize the phonological processing of sounds and words and the auditory processing of language with visual, tactile, and auditory input. Pretesting is administered during the first session, and results are charted throughout the process.