Cognitive therapies utilize the processing of information to stimulate the brain and assist in reorganization of the neural pathways. By using focused problem solving, cognitive therapies assist in developing required learning skills (such as attention), which become hardwired in the brain with repetition of the exercises. Successful outcomes of cognitive therapies are permanent and do not require repetition of therapy down the line.
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DURATION: 10 to 12 weeks, 3 days a week, 1 to 1 with a therapist in the provider's office.
RESEARCH: Research has been done to show that PACE is effective.
PACE targets and trains those skills that are most likely to have a meaningful impact on learning performance and academic abilities. Specifically, the PACE program helps develop the core cognitive skills of attention, working memory, processing speed, visual processing, long-term memory, auditory processing, reasoning and logic, and comprehension. PACE procedures appear to be non-academic so that they are different from the schoolwork with which the student may have had negative experiences.
DURATION: Varies since the program is customized for the individual.
RESEARCH: There does not appear to be specific research on SoundSmart, but other software developed by the same company has positive research reports.
SoundSmart was designed by a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist to improve listening skills, following directions, phonemic awareness, working memory, mental processing speed, and impulse control - vital skills for learning and living. The SoundSmart software has 3 modules: Attention Coach, Math & Memory Coach, Sound Descrimination coach.