Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How does the Neuropath Learning process work?

We now have evidence that our programs are helping children both with and without learning disabilities learn. If you have read the feedback and watched the video testimonials from parents and teachers on this blog, you must be wondering how children on our programs have made such extraordinary gains. The following attempts to explain the neurobiology of how our programs are able to boost cognitive development and produce the amazing results seen. 

How does Neuropath Learning™ improve cognitive function?

Strong cognitive skills are a  pre-requisite for learning.
Cognitive skills are the mental skills required to retain, recall, process and analyze information, focus and apply knowledge. These skills affect both learning and behavior because they are needed for thinking, problem solving, planning, strategizing and reacting appropriately.......(more)

Neuropath Learning™ programs take advantage of the phenomenon of neuro-plasticity.
For a long time, it was believed that as we aged, the connections in the brain became fixed or permanent. Research has shown that in fact the brain never stops changing through learning. Plasticity is the capacity of the brain to change with learning. Our experiences are what shape our brains.......(more)

The two key elements of cognitive function in the brain are working memory and executive function.
The term ‘working memory’ refers to the capacity to store and manipulate information for brief periods of time, similar to a scratchpad. It provides a mental workspace that is used in many important activities in learning......(more)

Cognitive training increases pre-frontal cortex activity.
The part of the brain involved in executive planning and working memory is the pre-frontal cortex whereas the part of the brain involved in learning and memory retrieval is thehippocampus. All the activities in EMM are designed to stimulate the pre-frontal cortex and require the use of the hippocampus.......(more)

Neuropath Learning™ uses a visual, right-brain approach.
In order to connect, the neurons need to be stimulated through activity. All the activities in our programs are designed to stimulate the parts of the brain involved in cognition. Visual stimulation with real world images is a key feature of EMM that sets it apart from other cognitive training programs.....(more)

The neuro-scientific basis of the Neuropath Learning Process.
Our early childhood learning programs are derived from four pivotal, neuroscience-based principles....(more)

What can Neuropath Learning™ do for children with neuro-developmental disorders?
Deficient executive functions such as organization, planning and working memory are considered the primary cognitive deficits of Autism, ADHD and other neuro-developmental disorders even though they vary in behavioral phenotypes........(more)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
 Deficits in critical cognitive skills, known as executive function, can interfere with a student's ability to succeed in school. About 15% of children have some problems with executive functioning, but about 50% of children with ADHD have problems......(more)

Among the sensory systems that need careful stimulation in children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome are auditory processing skills. Most professionals and parents believe that auditory processing disorders are a core component of the attention, memory and language difficulties of these children......more)

Down Syndrome
Mounting evidence suggests that children with Down syndrome display unique developmental characteristics in the areas of speech, language, memory, and auditory processing due to delays caused by reduced cognitive skills.....(more)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Individuals with FAS exhibit executive function deficits in the areas of cognitive flexibility, planning and strategy use, verbal reasoning, some aspects of inhibition, set shifting, fluency, working memory, and, recently, on tests of emotion-related executive function......(more)

Central Auditory Processing Disorder
A child affected by Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) can often have nearly perfect hearing, but because their brain poorly processes what they hear, a learning disability results.....(more)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Testimonial from a Parent of a child with Autism

Watch this video to hear Lori Prince, parent and first grade teacher, talk about her son's Autism and some of the extraordinary gains he has made from using our Knowledge First program. Children with Autism struggle to learn language and social communication. However, after being on our program, Lori's son made dramatic improvements in his receptive and expressive language, he is now able to focus well and has even come off his medication. His speech therapist is very impressed at the progress he has made. If you are a parent, special education teacher or speech therapist wanting to find more about our products please visit our website www.neuropathlearning.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Special education teacher testimonial

This video consists of a Special Education Teacher in Poulsbo WA, who talks about her students that have been diagnosed with Autism and their amazing long term gains while using our web based, real world, education program. Our program was not originally designed for children with Autism but as you can see, it has made some note worthy gains and changes within these students lives. The ground breaking results gave us a reason to create a program that is designed for children who may have Autism, Aspergers, ADD/ADHD, and Dyslexia. The new program is called "Early Mind Matters" and was just launched on April 1st of 2009. The program that you see the children using is called "Knowledge First" for which we have made many note worthy gains for students who do not have learning difficulties, along with English Language Learners. The learning process of our scientific programs is called Neuropath Learning for which a website will also be launched in January of 2009. Both programs collect quantifiable data on every individual student, in real time. I apologize for the scratchiness in the beginning of this video.