Structure of Intellect

 

Mind Discovery begins with a comprehensive assessment using Structure of Intellect.  SOI stands for Structure Of Intellect – a theory of human intelligence which describes the abilities for acquiring, assimilating, and processing information – the basis of human intelligence.  Our assessments are used to measure intellectual abilities; SOI training materials are used to develop intellectual abilities that are weak and further enhance abilities that are strong. To empower individuals to develop the ability to learn with confidence, accuracy, stamina, and determination is the foundation of SOI Systems.

 

Our comprehensive, personalized program is designed to address:

  • general academic issues

  • lack of memory skills

  • low math skills

  • poor reading comprehension

  • anxiety over school or work

  • poor handwriting

  • homework taking too long

  • difficulty following instructions

  • inability to focus

  • general behavioral issues

  • social issues

  • difficulty sitting still

Mind Discovery understands and addresses the causes of learning difficulties. The assessment looks at the different root causes of learning difficulties.  The process is simple: assess, identify, and train.  SOI determines why and how school work is difficult by assessing a student’s 26 cognitive abilities that are necessary to learn. Our approach is unique because our assessments can find the problem, provide a solution, and ensure that there is success.

 

The physical component evaluates sensory integration skills, focusing skills, and auditory processing. The IPP program addresses the cause(s) of the learning difficulty. It works to improve attention span, memory, comparison & contrast thinking, eye-hand coordination, systems reasoning, and other skills essential to the learning process. This helps students perform better in school, socially, and in sports.  If any of the following describe you or your child, an IPP assessment could be very beneficial. 

  • has difficulty paying attention

  • can't sit still

  • anxious

  • has difficulty focusing

  • wanders around the classroom or workplace

  • lack of concentration

  • poor posture

  • trouble reading/tracking across a page

  • clumsy

  • unaware of body in space

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what makes soi different?

What Makes SOI Different?

SOI is unique because we can: find the problem, provide a solution, and make sure that there is improvement.Everyone has their own learning style. SOI trains cognition, memory, evaluation, convergent production, and creativity to a person’s strongest learning style so they “get it.” What do you think your learning style is?

Figural Learning Style:  Figural intelligence deals with concrete information that one can see, hear, and touch directly – where the informational content is immediately perceived. Most information is visual and spatial, but can also be auditory or even kinesthetic. Most young children are figural learners.

 

Symbolic Learning Style:  Symbolic intelligence deals with information in notational form. In contrast to figural information, which is concrete, symbolic information is abstract.


Semantic Learning Style:  Semantic content deals with concepts and ideas. It is the principal content in school. Semantic learners are good at processing the conceptual content of language and thus are at an advantage for learning! Conversely, those students who are not good at processing the conceptual content of language are at a disadvantage.

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The SOI Process

The process is simple: assess, identify, and train. The combination of specific assessment, specific diagnosis, and specific treatment provides the foundation for a very comprehensive system of educational therapy.

 

1. ASSESS

SOI tests are the best way to get a snapshot of the person’s learning abilities and to see their learning potential. So much information is revealed as to how information is processed, understood, remembered, evaluated, used to solve problems, and used creatively.

 

2. IDENTIFY

Find out what areas – such as comprehension, evaluation, problem-solving, or memory – may be causing difficulties, and see what areas are already strong. Not only does it identify areas of concern, it identifies areas of strength that the student or adult has not been aware of. Understanding areas of strength allows for a feeling of empowerment to face challenges in learning or in life with an increased confidence!

 

3. TRAIN

Personalized training materials in the form of paper-pencil and/or computer modules are available based on SOI assessment results. This is a tool to help individualize education. Low abilities are targeted at the beginning of the program. Average to high abilities are further strengthened. Teach abilities which are low, maintain those that are gifted, and further develop any that are average. The focus is on identifying and eliminating the source of the learning problem rather than a palliative treatment of the symptoms.

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SOI training materials are used to develop intellectual abilities that are weak and further enhance abilities that are strong. To empower individuals to develop the ability to learn with confidence, accuracy, stamina, & determination is the foundation of SOI Systems.