This amazing plant grows in regions where the soils is not able to support the heavy branches. It has learned to compensate for the weakness by growing support limbs as the tree branches out. Like the banyan tree, our goal is to provide support and strengthen foundations for learning as students mature into lifelong learners.
In addition to the concept of providing support to learners, the foundations, or roots of the tree, must also be feeding the tree and entwine to make a strong trunk. The foundational skills that must be in place for efficient processing are memory, attention, language, reasoning, and integration. When these are intact and working together, students are ready to branch out… and learn basic skills, develop their unique gifts and areas of interest, and find success academically, socially, and emotionally.
At Banyan Tree Educational Services, we can assist students in developing skills in any of these areas, either academic or foundational.
When learning, social and emotional concerns cause frustration and anxiety, it may be due to inefficient or underdeveloped processing skills. These include neurodevelopment, memory, auditory or visual processing, attention, executive functioning, critical thinking, language, or sensory processing. The right intensive intervention can strengthen these “roots,” or cognitive processes, which “re-wire” the brain for greater efficiency. Improved processing allows better access to content and skill mastery. Well-researched programs may include:
Assessments identify strengths, weakness, and learning styles, so we can match the methods that are right for each student. Instruction focuses on:
Dyslexia requires specific training and intervention. Best practice includes Orton Gillingham-based programs such as Wilson, AST-Reading and Comprehension, Lindamood Bell ProgramsTM, Fast ForWord Reading, Stevenson Reading.
Education Therapists and specialized instructors help students develop strategies for higher level thinking, test-taking, time management, and personal coaching for school and personal success.