Who Can We Help?
Weak cognitive skills are associated with many conditions, situations and even stages of life. For a variety of people, weak cognitive skills are making life more difficult than it needs to be. Because the brain possesses a lifelong characteristic called “neuroplasticity”, and because our programs strengthen the cognitive skills that make it possible to think, learn and remember, almost anyone can benefit from our programs.
Students Looking for an edge
When cognitive skills are strong, thinking and learning are easier. For high school students competing for college scholarships or placement or for students already attending a university and wanting to do well in a competitive educational environment, strong brain skills are invaluable.
Mind Matters improves how the brain processes (and remembers) incoming information. The improvements we get for our clients are measurable, dramatic, and lasting. Better mental performance not only helps students get access to better educational opportunities, it allows them to maximize those opportunities when they get them.
ADD / ADHD & Attention issues
“Attention Deficit Disorder is characterized by a prolonged history of inattention, impulsiveness, poor concentration, and variable amounts of hyperactivity, all normal human characteristics. All of us are forgetful and inattentive at times, become nervous and fidgety, and are somewhat impulsive.
“ADD is not the presence of these behaviors, but the degree to which they manifest. People with ADD have an overabundance of these characteristics.” - Dr. Russell Griffiths.
Unlike conventional solutions, our cognitive training addresses ADHD at its root cause. Others treat ADHD with accommodations such as removing distractions, reducing workload, medicating, or isolating students into quiet areas. This is like giving a child a leg up over a brick wall. It helps temporarily, but does nothing to break down the wall.
Neuroscientific research has found that attention is a combination of three separate but related skills or abilities: sustained attention (staying on task), selective attention (resisting distraction), and divided attention (splitting attention between tasks).
ADHD is complex with no single treatment solution. Research proves, however, that the best approaches to actually overcome ADHD symptoms must include training exercises that build attention skills while exposing the student to structured, distracting stimuli—the opposite approach of typical strategies.
Our intense, targeted cognitive skills training is designed to improve attention skills rapidly. Our patented programs strengthen the key parts of the brain your child needs to attend. Results are real and measurable.
Those with ADHD deserve the opportunity to overcome the distractions and limitations this disorder presents—without the ongoing need for medication or accommodation if possible. Appropriate professional skills training provides that opportunity.
Every day at school, home, or play, kids rely on a foundational set of cognitive abilities that include attention, short-term memory, long-term memory, visual processing, auditory processing, logic & reasoning, and processing speed. Mind Matters training uses intense mental exercise to strengthen the core cognitive skills the brain uses to think, learn, read, remember, pay attention, and solve problems. These are also the skills that determine IQ.
How does this translate into real life improvements for children in school?
Career adults rely on sharp mental skills to survive and thrive in a competitive work in almost any career path, being able to think fast, learn quickly, process information logically and accurately, communicate well, and remember facts and procedures is critical for success and advancement.
Mind Matters strengthens the cognitive skills that make it possible for the brain to perform all these functions. Stronger cognitive skills mean stronger mental performance, and that’s good news for adults in any profession.
There’s no doubt that good mental performance improves quality of life at any age. Being able to think clearly, remember well, and continue to learn new things are foundational abilities that impact every area of life on a daily basis, and it doesn’t matter how old we are.
Because Mind Matters strengthens the brain skills that make it possible to think, remember and learn, our programs are beneficial for senior adults who want to stay mentally sharp as they age. Our clients of all ages experience improvements in memory, logic and reasoning, auditory processing, visual processing, attention, and overall processing speed.