Getting to Know Pathfinders Cognitive Trainers: Saralyn Shafer

October 4, 2016

saralyn-picInterview with Saralyn Shafer

Pathfinders Learning is delighted to have Saralyn’s cheerful personality light up the office. Saralyn’s kind and engaging demeanor … Continue reading

Getting to Know Pathfinders Cognitive Trainers: Keri Asercion

September 26, 2016

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Keri’s passion and dedication to her students never … Continue reading

Getting to Know Pathfinders Cognitive Trainers: Megan Klein

September 19, 2016


Interview with Megan Klein

Megan is one of our cognitive trainers and we are so … Continue reading

Reflex Reflection

February 18, 2016

If you’ve been around Pathfinders for any length of time, you’ve probably heard mention of primitive reflexes. These reflexes are involuntary, automatic responses to various stimuli, and they are a very important aspect of early development. Ideally, primitive reflexes are … Continue reading

Power Up Your Walk

February 8, 2016


The Infinity Walk, developed by Dr. Deborah Sunbeck, is a simple, but profound … Continue reading

The Amazing Lazy Eight

January 28, 2016

Picture a figure eight lying on its side. Some know this as the infinity sign, but around here we like to call it the “lazy eight.” It’s a familiar symbol, and yet few people know how valuable it is for … Continue reading

Time Outs Get a Bad Rap

January 12, 2016


Did you know that taking a time out can … Continue reading


December 29, 2015


As cognitive trainers, we love to get our students thinking about what and how they are thinking. The fancy term for this … Continue reading

Become Unstuck!

October 29, 2015

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Everyone gets stuck sometimes. It’s part of life. Children and parents, students and working adults; everyone can find themselves stuck in a stop-start cycle and … Continue reading

Does It Really Matter How I Hold My Pencil?

October 21, 2015

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Yes! Parents and students ask this question all of the time. The best and shortest answer is, YES. If you don’t have a proper pencil … Continue reading

5 Ways To Improve Brain Power In ADHD Individuals

October 8, 2015

Eating the wrong types of food can lead to fatigue, memory loss and lack of concentration. According to Dr. Daniel G. Amen, author of Healing ADD, choosing to consume unhealthy food as a lifestyle choice can ultimately shrink the decision-making … Continue reading

The Innovative SimpleMind App

October 3, 2015


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SimpleMind is an amazing app that allows its user to create organized visual representations of the scattered, unfocused thoughts that run through our minds. … Continue reading

Transitioning With Ease Into The New School Year

September 26, 2015


Checklists and Supportive Coaching

As adults we transition from task to task without effort. We all have a daily routine that ranges from your first cup of coffee, to getting … Continue reading

Getting to Know Pathfinders Cognitive Trainers: Katie Ranck

July 10, 2015


Interview with Katie Ranck

At Pathfinders we are very selective when it comes to hiring potential cognitive trainers. We knew right away that Katie would be a great fit for … Continue reading

Getting to Know Pathfinders Cognitive Trainers: Rebecca Bollar

June 26, 2015


Interview with Rebecca Bollar

Rebecca is another one of our valued Cognitive Trainers who brings laughter to everyone around her. Her upbeat and positive attitude allows her to be … Continue reading

Getting to Know Pathfinders Cognitive Trainers: Sheryl Reiter

June 19, 2015


Interview with Sheryl Reiter

Sheryl is a Cognitive Trainer here at Pathfinders Learning, and we are happy to have her as an enthusiastic addition to our family. Her kindness and … Continue reading

Getting to Know Pathfinders Administration: Lauren Bailey

May 29, 2015


Interview with Lauren G Bailey

Mrs. Lauren Bailey has been working with the Pathfinders Learning team for over 8 years and continues to inspire others to maintain her same positive … Continue reading

Getting to Know Pathfinders Cognitive Trainers: Kelsey Bayless

May 6, 2015


Interview with Ms. Kelsey Bayless

Here at Pathfinders we think our team of talented, passionate and caring … Continue reading

Why do parents HATE parent teacher conferences?

April 23, 2014

Disappointment every single year. Parent teacher conference time is a time I dread. Never good news. Just more frustration and moms in tears.

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A Moose’s Loose Tooth

December 6, 2012

girl reading a book Pathfinders has given me the opportunity to meet some very special young people. One of my students pulled at my heartstrings just a little harder one day, this … Continue reading

Smart Kids DO Struggle in School

October 26, 2012

Female-student-studying_189x115 Confident, happy and thriving in high school. Her eyes glistened as she spoke with pride about her daughter. But I remember a time when tears came into her eyes because of pain––the heartache and … Continue reading

The More You Practice, the Better You Get

October 18, 2012

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As a clinician at Pathfinders, I have witnessed some amazing changes in our students over time as a result of cognitive training. One of my students, whom I will refer to as Johnny, … Continue reading

The Sound of Progress

October 9, 2012

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Matt was a boy that didn’t have eye contact when being spoken to and had a low and almost inaudible murmur when he talked. It was evident that he felt uncomfortable right … Continue reading

It’s That Time of Year!

September 27, 2012

It's That Time of Year!

It’s that time of year again, when all the kids are going back to school! Many kids are excited and happy to see their friends, however, some kids are not looking … Continue reading

There is a Writer Inside All of Us

August 23, 2012

There is a Writer Inside All of Us

Ranging from gut-busting limericks about mustachioed women and simple, sweet rhyming jingles to long, free versed “slam” rants and satirical narratives, my poetry was well received by my … Continue reading

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