The PACE Program develops the following cognitive abilities:
- how one processes sounds; helps one hear the difference, order, and number of sounds in words faster; a basic skill needed to learn to read and spell; helps with speech defects.
- to hear differences in sounds such as loudness, pitch, duration, and phoneme.
- break apart words into separate sounds.
- to blend individual sounds to form words.
- to determine the number, sequence, and which sounds are within a word.
- to be able to link a sound with an image.
- to understand words and concepts.
- to attend to and handle two or more tasks at one time such as taking notes while listening and carrying totals while adding the next column. Required for handling tasks quickly or tasks with complexity.
Logic and Reasoning
- to reason, plan, and think.
- to retrieve past information.
- to do math calculations such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
- the speed at which the brain processes information. Makes reading faster and less tiring; makes one more aware of his or her surrounding environment; helps with sports such as basketball, football, and soccer and with activities such as driving.
- to move the eyes accurately and quickly from one point to another.
- to stay on task even when distraction is present.
- to have the sensory skills work well with the motor skills — such as with eye-hand coordination.
- to process chunks of information that are received one after another.
- to process chunks of information that are received all at once.
- to be able to stay on task.
- to process and make use of visual images. Helps one create mental pictures faster and more vividly; helps one understand and “see” word math problems and read maps; improves reading comprehension skills.
- to see differences in size, colour, shape, distance, and orientation of objects.
- to flip, rotate, move, change colour, etc. of objects and images in one’s mind.
- to create mental images or pictures.
- helps one see more and wider in a single look. Improves side vision. Enables faster reading and better, faster decisions in sports.
- to retain information while processing or using it.