Processing Skills

What Are Processing Skills?

In essence, processing skills are the “tools” a student has at their disposal in order to handle the information they are presented with and expected to do something with.  If a student is working with ineffective tools, the learning process will take longer, consume more energy, and be more frustrating.

Processing skills training is about exercising the brain to take in, remember, connect with information more efficiently and effectively.  Brain research  shows that mental exercises can increase the connections between brain cells, making thinking and learning quicker and easier.  Frequency, intensity and duration are key to making such changes in the brain.  Programs that improve processing include many common elements that ensure brain growth.  They include one to one engagement,  immediate feedback, progressive challenges, sequencing and cross training of activities, as well as “loading” and adding distractions.

Processing Programs

PACE
PACE is a processing and cognitive enhancement program that strengthens a wide variety of skills including memory, attention, processing, reasoning, visualization and logic. Read More.

AST Language, AST Reading, &/or AST Comprehension
AST Programs all utilize sound therapy and audio-vocal training with language, reading and comprehension programs to promote efficient auditory processing skills in order to improve learning, relationships, attention, language,and reading. Read More.

Interactive Metronome (IM)
IM is a neuro-motor  treatment that improves motor planning and sequencing.  IM works by improving key regions of the brain that are responsible for timing as well sustained attention, language formulation, motor coordination and balance. Read More.

iLs (Integrated Listening System)
iLs is a multi-sensory program, based on the work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis, for improving brain function.  It’s global effect on the  brain and central nervous system, influences balance, visual, auditory, motor, coordination, behavior and emotional regulation.  Read More.

Cellfield
Cellfield is a computer-based, multi-sensory program that improves visual and auditory processing in students with dyslexia. Cellfield has been designed to employ brain plasticity and educational research methods to help students achieve phonological milestones and to make the transition to reading fluency with good comprehension. Read More.

Cogmed
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