Learning Foundations

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Learning Foundations is a San Antonio based cognitive training center. Learning Foundations assesses and strengthens foundational cognitive skills, enabling them to become comfortable, independent learners with the tools to be successful in all areas of their lives. Students are challenged and empowered in new engaging ways in a nurturing, safe environment. As the years went by, Learning Foundations continued updating programs in response to newly available research. In 2012, new partners joined the venture with the goal of opening more centers that could reach as many struggling students as possible. Professional development is ongoing for directors and trainers, who have access to the latest advancements in cognitive training, including dyslexia intervention. Degreed professionals work one-on-one with students over a period of months. Those who attend may be students who are not getting the educational help that they need, students for whom tutoring has not been a solution, students who want to improve their processing skills to make learning easier, or adults who have struggled with attention and learning challenges and are ready to make a positive change in their lives. Distance learning with an online coach is available for some programs.

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event_available DYSLEXIA Dyslexia is an inherited condition that makes it extremely difficult to read, write and spell in a person’s native language despite having at least average intelligence. Approximately 10-20% of the population has some form of dyslexia. Most forms are never diagnosed. Dyslexia has NOTHING to do with overall intelligence, but with the ability to process individual sounds in words.
event_available ADD / ADHD It is important for you as a parent to realize your child is probably not doing these things on purpose. Attention problems can have a variety of causes. For example, one student who has difficulty paying attention, is fidgety, and has trouble following oral directions may have true ADHD, while another with similar issues may have retained primitive reflexes or difficulty with auditory processing. So, children with attention, academic, and behavioral struggles are not intentionally being lazy, unmotivated, silly, or defiant. These students are often working extremely hard with little result. They want so badly to be successful in class, but they simply don’t yet have the proper tools to do so.
event_available SENSORY PROCESSING LEARNING CHALLENGES Sensory processing refers to the way the brain receives, organizes and responds to input received through the senses. Sensory processing disorder (formerly referred to as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Some children with sensory processing disorder are oversensitive to stimulants in their environment. Common sounds may be painful or overwhelming. For example, the light touch of a shirt may chafe the skin causing unseen, distracting discomfort.
event_available NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS Children showing neurodevelopmental delay issues have underdeveloped nervous and reflex system causing underdeveloped motor and visual skills, hand eye coordination problems and perceptual skills. If left untreated, these physical inabilities will lead to frustration, hyperactivity, stress, hypersensitivity and, later on, emotional problems. These problems can affect the child's physical capabilities, learning, coordination and behavior. If the problem persists to adulthood, symptoms can include agoraphobia, excessive reaction to stimuli, anxiety, panic attacks, difficulty making decisions and poor self-esteem.
event_available MATH DIFFICULTIES The program is a student-paced, mastery-based curriculum that is suitable for students with a wide range of abilities, from gifted to those with special needs.
event_available AUDITORY PROCESSING DELAYS An auditory processing delay is a neurological defect that affects how the brain processes spoken language. This makes it difficult for the child to process verbal instructions or even to filter out background noise in the classroom. While their ability to hear is ok, there is a neurological basis for their impaired ability to listen. A child with auditory processing delay can often have the same types of behavioral problems as a child with ADD. However, using the techniques appropriate for an ADD child will not be very effective with a child suffering from auditory processing issues.
event_available READING DIFFICULTIES Imagine that every time you open a book, the page looks something like this: “Comeo n,” saidB et sy.”W eha vet opic kudth iscor n.W edon ‘thavea no therc anof boqc o rn.””A reweg oin gtoe atdo dcor ntha t’sbe enont heflo or,” askebS usan. “W ec answas hit” sai d Be tsy.T hech ilp rene nttow or k.Itto okalo ngti meto dic kubth ebopc orn.Th enth eyto okt hecor ntoth ek itche nan pwa she bit.
event_available COGNITIVE SKILLS TRAINING Cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Working together, these skills take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge you use every day at school, at work, and in life.
event_available SUMMER BRAIN BOOSTERS Students can take advantage of this summer to boost their attention, memory, and processing skills. 1-on-1 training tailored to meet every students needs.
event_available EXECUTIVE FUNCTION WORKSHOPS Developing and strengthening executive function skills will help any student become independent and better able to manage life – whether it is schoolwork, homework, social life, or planning for the future.