- We identify the true root cause of each student’s learning problems.
- We educate parents and student about available tools and strategies.
- We strengthen underlying processing skills to make learning easier.
- We fix learning skills to create opportunities and reach one’s potential.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Hear what some of our parents and students are saying about Pathfinders
"My daughter is thriving at Pathfinders because of the encouragement, patience, gentleness, and cheerfulness that permeates every interaction my daughter has with her therapists."
~Andreana L., Parent
"Bringing my daughter with ADHD and Dyslexia from an “F” to now an “A” in high school English is remarkable. Now, I have a vibrant, outgoing, cheerful child that has a bright future ahead."
~Erik B., Parent
"In a year's time, Megan not only gained confidence in her ability to perform academically but also increased her SAT 9 test level from proficient to highly proficient."
~Beverly R., Parent
"Your program opened doors…because his voice and communication improved, he is more confident to talk to his peers and they understand and accept him."
~Kathy S., Parent
"Pathfinders Learning has improved my listening skills, heightened my self-awareness, taught me the importance of posture, and helped to regulate my stress levels throughout my body. It has greatly improved my oral expression and reading skills, and has given me self-confidence."
~Tanner A., 18-year-old
"Gavin came home from school today and said, 'Mom! At library time today, I read for the first time! I wasn't just looking at the pictures.' He was so excited."
~Kristin O., Parent
WHO WE CAN HELP
Are we the "right fit" for you?
We have identified 3 groups that are our "right fit".
Children & Teens w/ Roadblocks to Learning
- Average or above average intelligence
- Not working to their potential
- Appear lazy, unmotivated or distracted
- Poor listeners
- Following directions is difficult
- Hours are spent on homework accompanied by lots of tears
- Teacher reports they are doing fine
- Frequent meltdowns
- Stomachaches on Monday
- Friday is the best day of the week
- Experience poor sleeping habits
- Problems with friendships
- Unclear or poor articulation
- Difficult and frustrating to express thoughts clearly
Does any of this sound familiar?
Parents of Kids with Special Needs
- Recognition of a problem
- Strong "gut" feeling but unable to articulate it
- Pulled in multiple directions
- Overwhelmed with so many options
- Pediatricians are not fully equipped to advise parents
Adults with Learning Challenges at Work
- Learned to “work-around” their learning disabilities
- High-functioning, successful, and hard workers
- Usually, experience less career growth than they should for their efforts
- Something can be done
- Hope for making significant improvements
- Real issue is subtle because they have learned how to compensate
- Manage by working harder, but are often fatigued
- Symptoms include:
- A) Unable to listen and take notes at the same time in meetings
- B) Rereading emails several times to understand
- C) Difficulties in communication in relationships
- D) Frequently misunderstood
How about this?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does it take to see results?
We expect to see changes quickly within the first two to three months. We will ask parents for feedback on a regular basis about what they are observing in their child. We consider parents to be our partners in training their child, and we invite you to attend sessions or portions of sessions on a regular basis.
Do you help kids with attention?
Attention is understandably a topic of great interest and concern. Many students as well as adults are affected by attention problems. Some have a formal diagnosis of ADHD, and others suffer without recognition or remediation of the problem. We have learned that when a person has weak underlying processing skills, difficulty with body awareness and control, or reflexes that have not matured, their attention will be stressed. Medication helps them with attention and focus, but it will not address the weak underlying skills. Cognitive training and reflex integration will support attention/focus skills, whether the student is on medication or not.
How often does my child have to atttend?
Frequency, time, and intensity are critical factors in making lasting changes in the way the brain processes. To gain the most benefit, students initially attend at least three times per week for 1.5 hours each time. Each program is individualized and the total length of the training is dependent upon the how quickly the student is able to make changes.
Who will work with my child?
Each child works one-to-one with an assigned Cognitive Trainer who is responsible for the routine delivery of the student’s training and programs, weekly meetings with parents, monthly progress meetings and overall communication between Pathfinders and the student’s family. These trainers are hired because they are quick learners, have intuitive and coaching skills, and most of all love working with kids. Our Cognitive Trainers are skilled in all the programs we use and taught by our staff leaders, in sessions with students, or sent to formal training outside of our offices.