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Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Skills 

We don't realize neuropathways are being built when it happens. It simply does—crawling, walking, touching, tasting, falling. The list could go on infinitely. Every single way you interact with the environment around you creates pathways in your brain specific to you.

When we experience something new we form a new pathway.  We literally change the shape of our brain when learning new skills.

However, sometimes in development, we don't form a pathway we should. It could be that we lack a physical skill (poor eye sight, bad hearing, physical disabilities, etc.) that prevents a certain cognitive skill from developing to its full potential. Other times we didn't encounter the type of stimulus we needed enough to build correct and strong neuropathways during key development periods. Learning disabilities can be cause for many reasons, yet they are all caused by weaknesses in certain cognitive skills that prevent us from functioning at our best.  Often we are not remotely aware of our specific cognitive and physical weaknesses. 

Orton-Gillingham

 

The Orton-Gillingham approach is a reading method using direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling to students with dyslexia as these skills do not develop with the same automaticity that the regularly functioning reading brain does. 

 

In the hands of a well-trained and experienced dyslexia therapist, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth,depth and flexibility. This information has been around for a significant amount of time!

 

Each child is evaluated, and an individualized action plan put in place. This plan is condensed with multi-sensory material, due to the learner’s lack of phonemic awareness. Sight, hearing, touch, and movement are applied to everyday instruction to help students understand the relationship between letters, sounds, and words. They see the word, spell it, say it, write it, and even combine sensory learning, at times. Concepts are broken down starting with a basic skill and allowing students time to master one task before moving on to the next.

 

We take pride in exclusively utilizing therapeutic programs based in the Orton-Gillingham methodology and bringing our web-based plans to people who may not otherwise have access to such successful programming. Our Orton Gillingham based therapy program is founded on years of research and data and delivers proven, lasting results. Near or far, we are here to help.

Neuroplasticity: the brain's ability to rewire pathways. A relatively-new discovery that enables the science behind our programs.
Here are some of Mind Discovery learner's results in the 8 content learning abilities we measure.  
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Predominate Struggle:

PreTest Date: 03/28/2017

PostTest Date:10/27/2017

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Predominate Struggle: Intense ADD/Executive Function Weakness

PreTest Date: 02/10/2018

PostTest Date: 05/13/2019

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Predominate Struggle: Autism

PreTest Date: 05/22/2017

PostTest Date: 06/05/2018

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Predominate Struggle: Auditory System Issues

PreTest Date: 04/30/2019

PostTest Date: 05/29/2020

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Predominate Struggle: Dyslexia

PreTest Date: 02/11/2017

PostTest Date: 07/06/2017

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Predominate Struggle: Dyslexia

PreTest Date: 04/01/2019

PostTest Date: 01/08/2020

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