Thank you for inquiring about THINK! Educational Therapy. THINK! incorporates four scientifically proven methods to awaken a student's brain: ‘EEG Institute' ultra low-frequency Neurofeedback, Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE), National Institute for Learning Development (NILD), and Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). These complementary methods jump-start information processing and thinking and integrate the various centers in the brain. Our students become independent lifelong learners and/or heal from brain injuries.
The THINK! program is unique from other learning programs and tutoring because it uses FIE's "power tools" and NILD's "interactive language and dynamic intervention" to develop core academic skills and higher order processing through explicit and intentional instruction, inductive reasoning and Socratic questioning, guided practice and systematic feedback, and self-regulation and transfer. Our program is based on decades of theory and scientific research in the fields of education and psychology. Our tools can rewire brains.
Here's how it works:
· ‘EEG Info’ Neurofeedback: Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation by showing the brain its own efficiencies and inefficiencies. Dysregulations addressed happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
· NILD Interactive Language and Targeted Tools: We target a student's areas of struggle based upon analysis of IEP reports. The therapist loads each session with NILD educational therapy exercises that workout the areas of neurological weakness. It is physical therapy for the brain. The student is facilitated through NILD tasks until new brain pathways develop. While most learners learn by absorbing intuitively, many challenged learners do not. But we can all learn if gently taught 'how to think.' This works brilliantly when one is engaged consistently over time.
· FIE Bridging, Modeling, and Metacognition—Humans Teach Humans Best: We work face-to-face building rapport and connection. The therapist introduces and models how to perform an FIE task such as "Organization of Dots" or analyzing one's "Orientation in Space." They associate what one is learning to real life with analogy and labels (bridging). The learner is prompted to talk about what they are thinking as they work (metacognition). By doing this, the therapist is purposefully triggering dozens of cognitive pathways, and the whole brain 'lights up'. Neurons that fire together, wire together, and the brain changes. The brain can change.
· iLs Safe and Sound and FOCUS Listening Programs Increase and Expedite Learning through Auditory and Multisensory Stimulation: The Polyvagal Theory that the vagal nerve system interconnects the middle ear (auditory center) and freeze/ flight/ fight response is widely accepted in science today. The iLs Safe and Sound Protocol soothes and strengthens this system improving focus and learning.
Intelligence is modifiable. THINK! Educational Therapy uses tools based on sound theory and research to harness brain plasticity stimulating human connection and brain development. We connect people to potential.
Let's do this. Let's THINK!
Susan Addams, NILD PCET, EEG Neurofeedback Therapist, Certified FIE Cognitive Therapist, MBA
Call Us! 858-883-9000