Our language development starts at birth and is the basis for our reading, learning, and critical thinking.  The brain architecture for language development is hierarchical so each step in its foundation depends on and builds upon the previous one.  Language development is natural (we are genetically programmed to provide the first steps of this language development), but reading IS NOT innate.  The human brain is not born with the insight to make sound-to-letter connections.

Mastering our native language at natural language speed is one of the fastest and most challenging cognitive tasks the young brain needs to accomplish. If the child’s cognitive skills are weak somewhere along the line they will fall behind in school.

Fact #1: Weak cognitive skills, primarily a phonological awareness deficit, cause over 85% of reading & learning difficulties.

Fact #2: Our cognitive skills respond to exercise, just like muscles.

For most students, strengthening cognitive skills is the fastest and most reliable way to impact reading and learning difficulties.

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The Growing and Developing Young Brain

For those wanting the help kids/teens overcome learning difficulties that impact reading, working memory, following directions, maintaining attention, spelling, comprehension, etc.  Why do some children struggle in the classroom and others do not?

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English as a Second Language

For those wanting to learn how developing the neural foundational phonemic sounds that are used in the English language will impact their acquisition of English more efficiently.

Additionally, the rules of English and vocabulary are complex.  Learning these rules become much easier once the sounds have been developed.  Simple, functional English is one thing, but academic English becomes very challenging when learning by rote memorisation. Find out what is available to reach higher-level reading and written curriculum required for high

A little bit about brain training

For those wanting to know a little bit more about brain training – does brain training really work, what exactly is brain training, what should you look for in a brain training program?  Click here.