PACE (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement) is an intensive program for children ages 6 through 18 struggling with reading, spelling, comprehension, math and attention. PACE strengthens or develops the underlying thinking processes that support academic skills. Unlike other learning disabilities programs that focus on specific academic skills, PACE targets the brain’s overall processing abilities.
PACE works to strengthen neurological pathway connections, produces significant changes quickly, and ensures measurable cognitive changes. Through fast-paced, fun activities, cognitive skills are developed in areas of auditory and visual processing, working memory, processing speed, attention, logic and reasoning, and phonemic awareness.
PACE can identify and successfully treat learning problems often reflected in the following behaviors:
- Unable to sit still
- Unable to stay on task for any length of time & is easily distracted
- Has difficulty comprehending & remembering
- Often fails to complete a task
- Often needs instructions repeated
- Does written work very slowly
- Has trouble reading & spelling
- Makes frequent “careless” errors
- Is unmotivated & disorganized
PACE trains the brain to work more effectively and efficiently, impacting performance in both school and extracurricular activities (e.g., sports, music).