Programs for Success
Pathfinders uses a variety of revolutionary, brain-based tools and programs to help clients develop critical thinking, learning, and communication skills.
The Listening Program (TLP)
With global user trust, The Listening Program has been proven to have effects on the brain worldwide. TLP has been regularly used to support a large number of brain performance areas including executive function, communication, auditory processing, social and emotional function, stress response, motor coordination, and creativity. TLP values the idea that brain performance can be maintained or advanced by participating in healthy sound practices. The programs within TLP are personalized to meet each person’s individual goals by achieving peak performance.
TLP sound practice programs:
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Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI)
A cold laser is used to stimulate reflex pathways and acupressure points with the intention of integrating neurological reflexes that have not matured. Correction of the reflexes may lead to significantly improved physical functioning and mental development.
Core Learning Skills Training (CLS)
Core Learning Skills involves a series of exercises that are done daily to help make neurological connections in the brain that are critical to comfortable learning and functioning. Learning involves thinking, comparing, evaluating, planning, visualizing, adjusting and ultimately finding the most effective way of doing things. Core Learning Skills uses movements to move blocks to learning out of the way and then to develop attention, flexibility, internal organization, concentration, confidence and body awareness –– all of which lead to overall efficient and comfortable learning.
Davis Orientation Counseling
Research in the field of learning disabilities indicates that persons with learning challenges (dyslexia) often have the ability to shift their point of perception and thus experience altered, inconsistent, or inaccurate views of symbols such as letters and numbers. This type of disorientation will produce numerous learning disability symptoms and is most often stimulated by confusion. Davis Orientation Counseling trains the client in techniques that stabilize his or her point of perception, which diminishes the visual disorientation.
A program that significantly increases a person’s ability to listen, speak, communicate and learn. Gayle Moyers, a reading specialist, and educator, created Learning Ears as a tool to improve a person’s ability to receive, understand and retain incoming information. The program develops listening and reading skills fundamental to learning and achievement by focusing on re-educating the ear and auditory pathways for increased learning, attention, communication, listening, and sensory integration. This is accomplished through the use of specially modified classical music and nature sounds that stimulate the hearing mechanism to take in a full spectrum of sound.
The music/sound stimulation and ear-voice training move the learner from hearing to listening. This re-training of the auditory system in the brain can have a dramatic effect on learning. Through the ear-voice exercises, the learner’s voice becomes the on-going stimulus for the auditory system. The learner develops the ability to monitor their own speech, communication, and decoding (for reading). This increases accuracy and self-correction.
WriteBrain is a grapho-motor skills development program. Grapho-motor skills will be developed and strengthened through a multi-sensory approach that involves large and small muscles and both sides of the brain in the learning. Attention will be paid to pencil grip, correct letter and number formation, and the use of relaxed, fluid movements.
PACE (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement)
Designed to quickly and significantly build those underlying mental skills that are vital to academic success. PACE procedures are done one-on-one with a trainer and consist of many small steps and immediate feedback. As a child progresses through a procedure, tasks are added to it demanding greater attention and requiring new skills to become automatic. PACE achieves maximum results in the shortest period of time. To get these significant improvements requires at least six hours of intense training per week.
Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi)
A reflex integration program that focuses on developmental movements. The movements are based on the work of Kerstin Linde, a Swedish movement training specialist, and focus on recreating the movements infants naturally make. By returning to the very early stages of development, we can remove barriers to learning and create the foundations necessary to help overcome communication, sensory, emotional, and behavior challenges for people of all ages.
A unique learning system that offers effective solutions for overcoming dyslexia, attention deficit, learning disabilities and reading challenges. It changes how an individual uses his or her brain to learn. It is not a “one size fits all,” but rather a prescriptive approach.
Samonas Sound Therapy
An incredibly gentle but powerful dynamic tool for supporting the entire auditory system, and it’s easy for families to use. Samonas re-educates the ear and auditory pathways for increased learning, attention, communication, listening, and sensory integration. This is accomplished through a prescribed program of specially modified classical music and nature sounds CDs that stimulate the hearing mechanism to take in a full spectrum of sound.
Auditory Stimulation Training (AST)
Audio-vocal training is used to help the person’s voice acquire the wide range of frequencies that his or her brain is learning to hear or pay attention to. When the voice is richer and contains a wider range of frequencies, it becomes the ongoing stimulus for the auditory system with many positive outcomes: speaking now provides energy to the brain for thinking, social and communication skills improve, and singing improves. The person is more interesting to listen to and better able to monitor his or her speaking and reading accuracy, as well as the content of what is said.
It is not just about “doing” math, but it is about understanding math processes. Students learn the basics of how numbers work using manipulatives, visualizing, and dialoguing to create a firm understanding of concepts and processes. Students not only understand how math works through basic algebra and geometry concepts, but they also develop reasoning, visualizing, problem-solving, and expressive language skills.
PATH to Reading
A program developed by Dr. Teri Lawton, a neurobiologist who has studied visual perception for over 30 years. Her research shows that the core deficiency of many poor readers is an impaired visual ability to discriminate the direction of motion, which results in spatial and temporal sequencing problems caused by neural timing deficits. This computer-based program is geared to retrain the neurons in the brain to function optimally. PATH permanently improves the timing in the brain for improved reading and attention control and improves learning ability and enhances the desire to read.
Executive Function Training
Executive Function skills are higher level thinking skills that depend upon getting complete and accurate information to think with. Executive Function skills are not fully developed until about age 25. Practice activities are tailored to match responsibilities, activities, and assignments. It involves a great deal of dialogue with the students to develop and internalize concepts and strategies.
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