If your child or student is having difficulty learning in one of the following ways:
- paying attention
- learning to read or spell (struggles to sound out words)
- slow with math facts
- does not complete assignments
- comprehending or understanding
- working too hard for what is achieved
then PACE may be just the program for you. PACE is an intense, proven training method that strengthens underlying cognitive skills. With PACE the entire learning system is trained to function
Here’s a brief overview of the PACE Program:
- PACE is based on the best scientific research available and is continually modified to incorporate new scientific data.
- PACE targets and trains those skills that are most likely to have a meaningful impact on a person’s learning and work performance. These skills include attention and concentration, memory, processing speed, problem solving, visual processing, phonetic awareness, and comprehension.
- PACE is provided individually to a student (child or adult) to achieve significant results quickly.
- PACE consists of sequenced procedures to challenge – not bore or frustrate the student.
- PACE is provided on a one-on-one basis to give the student immediate feedback (error correction and positive reinforcement).
- PACE will improve a student’s self-esteem and confidence by allowing him or her to actually see the difference in his or her own performance.
- PACE drives new skills to the subconscious so they become habitual and automatic.
- PACE procedures appear to be non-academic so they are different from the schoolwork with which many students may have had negative experiences.
- PACE requires parental involvement or a helper. Practicing at home is cost-effective and helps transfer learned skills to your student’s everyday activities.
- PACE develops meaningful skills that are used in your students’ daily activities so there is a high level of retention.
- PACE produces valuable results that are quickly seen – giving a high return for your students’ time, money, and effort.
The PACE Strategy:
The PACE Program begins with a brief, complimentary evaluation which helps determine if there are deficiencies in your child’s processing skills. If a problem does exist, a training program will be developed to meet your child’s individual needs. Once enrolled, a child will work individually with a professional trainer who will conduct carefully sequenced activities, strengthening weak areas to bring the learning system up to par. The PACE Program is designed to achieve maximum results in the shortest period of time.
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24 Underlying Processing Skills that PACE Works On:
- Auditory Processing : to process sounds. The major underlying skill needed to learn to read and spell.
- Auditory Discrimination: to hear differences in sounds such as loudness, pitch, duration, and phonemes.
- Auditory Segmenting: to break apart words into their separate sounds.
- Auditory Blending: to blend individual sounds to form words.
- Auditory Analysis: to determine the number, sequence, and which sounds are within a word.
- Auditory- Visual Association: to be able to link a sound with an image.
- Comprehension: to understand words and concepts.
- Divided Attention: to attend to and handle two or more tasks at one time. Such as: taking notes while listening, carrying totals while adding the next column. Required for handling tasks quickly as well as handling complex tasks.
- Logic and Reasoning: to reason, plan, and think.
- Long Term Memory: to retrieve past information
- Math Computations: to do math calculations such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
- Processing Speed: the speed which the brain processes information.
- Saccadic Fixation: to move the eyes accurately and quickly from one point to another.
- Selective Attention: to stay on task even when distraction is present.
- Sensory-Motor Integration: to have the sensory skills work well with the motor skills – such as eye-hand coordination
- Sequential Processing: to process chunks of information that are received one after another
- Simultaneous Processing: to process chunks of information that are received all at once
- Sustained Attention: to be able to stay on task.
- Visual Discrimination: to see differences in size, color, shape, distance, and orientation of objects.
- Visual Processing: to process and make use of visual images.
- Visual Manipulation: to flip, rotate, move, change color, etc. objects and images in one’s mind
- Visualization: to create mental images or pictures.
- Visual Span: to see more/wider in a single look.
- Working Memory: Holding information in your memory while deciding what to do with it.