How can PACE help a child who struggles with learning?

Does your child struggle in school?

Processing And Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) LogoIs your child having problems in school? Does he/she have difficulty listening, following directions, or doing homework? He/she may fight frustration every day and may even be called lazy, unmotivated, or “a student at risk?”

If this is true about your child, the real problem may not be a lack of motivation or proper instruction. Rather, he/she may lack sufficient processing skills. In other words, your child may be able to see or hear information, but cannot identify, interpret, comprehend, remember, or stay on task.

If you have a struggling student in your family, call us because the expertise of our skilled professionals is required to identify and treat learning difficulties such as these. Our Processing and Cognitive Enhancement (PACE program) is an intense, proven training method that strengthens underlying cognitive skills. Because we train the entire learning system to function properly learning abilities are greatly improved.

“Kim has gone from rarely completing work during class time to almost always completing work in class time. Instead of having 30 minutes to 1 hour of unfinished work to complete every night, now she happily shows us her work is completed. She is enthusiastic about school now, taking initiative to study for tests and cares about the quality of assigned work she hands in. The best part is she is a happier kid because she has confidence in her abilities. We no longer have nightly homework fights, and our relationship has become better as well. Now that we understand that Kim was as frustrated as we were, we find we have more patience and compassion for her as well. We are very grateful and happy with our decision to have enrolled Kim in PACE!”   Click for more Parent Testimonials

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How does a processing problem affect a child?

Children want to be successful in school. Naturally, they cannot understand why learning is so difficult for them when it isn’t for their classmates. They feel that something is wrong with them, and it is not getting better. To a struggling child, this is devastating. Most parents are at a loss as to what to do. They have examined all ordinary physical and social reasons for his behaviour.

What the struggling student often really needs is a program like the Processing And Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) Program. PACE will uncover the processing skills that are not sufficient for proper learning.  Then, it will train and strengthen them so that they are properly developed. Without these skills, it will be almost impossible for an individual to learn and succeed even with extensive tutoring. Children who lack processing skills tend to avoid their schoolwork because it is difficult, discouraging, and frustrating. A child like this is already a mentally dropout.

Could your child be at risk?

PACE can identify and successfully treat learning problems reflected in the following behaviours:

  • Is unable to sit still
  • Cannot stay on task for any length of time and is easily distracted
  • Avoids work that seems complicated or hard
  • Has difficulty comprehending and remembering
  • Has problems sounding out words
  • Does written work very slowly
  • Often fails to complete a task
  • Has difficulty copying material
  • Constantly looks up and down
  • Often needs instructions repeated
  • Has troubles reading and spelling
  • Makes reversals: confusing the words “was” and “saw” or the letters “b” and “d”
  • Is disorganized and frustrated when studying
  • Makes frequent “careless” errors

Processing And Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) may be the very answer you seek

If your child exhibits one or more of these behaviours, call today to schedule a screening to evaluate your child’s cognitive processing skills. It could be the most important phone call you will make during his or her school years.

Read these great newspaper stories about our PACE students: Program a Treasure for Autistic Boy and Program Picks Up PACE for Kids’ Learning.

What is the PACE strategy?

First, an evaluation helps us determine if there are deficiencies in a child’s processing skills. If a problem exists, a specific training program will meet that child’s individual needs. Once enrolled in Processing And Cognitive Enhancement (PACE), a child will work on specific goals with a professional trainer who will conduct carefully sequenced activities, strengthening weak areas to bring the learning system up to par. The training is designed to achieve maximum results in the shortest period of time.

PACE Develops:

  • Attention
  • Auditory Processing
  • Comprehension
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Memory
  • Planning
  • Processing Speed
  • Visual Processing
  • And More

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The PACE Program (Processing And Cognitive Enhancement) is an important solution to solving your child’s learning challenges. Call today to set up an appointment for a screening. Any uncorrected learning problems can have long-term consequences. When diagnosed early, PACE can significantly improve and often alleviate the problem entirely. Can you afford to pass up this opportunity to help your child?

Learn More:

Unlock The Einstein Within is a quick and easy book about PACE, but it is written for the franchise system Learning Rx.  So, it refers to to Think Rx and Read Rx.  Think Rx is basically PACE and Read Rx is basically Master the Code.  At the time of the book’s writing, Learning Rx centers were very new and the data in the book is PACE data.  The other book about Learning Rx is Vital Connections about an amazing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) recovery.  Remember, PACE and Think RX are basically the same, created by the same people:  Dr. Ken Gibson and family.  PACE and Master the Code are for private providers like us and Learning Rx centers are franchises.

This video shows PACE in action. Unfortunately, you can’t see the chart on the initial procedures. It is a stroop test where colored words are printed in different colors. Also realize that this young man is 17 years old and has already finished PACE; we do not necessarily expect young children to achieve these levels.