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Why Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree uses the latest neuroscience research and programs to help students overcome the underlying processing issues interfering with their learning capabilities. Tutoring starts at the Basic Skills Level. Banyan Tree starts at the Foundation Level to support higher level learning.

Processing Skills

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:

  • PACE
  • Fast ForWord
  • Moving to Learn
  • Brainware Safari
  • The Listening Program
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Primitive Reflex Training
  • Integrated Listening Systems
  • Auditory Stimulation Training Programs

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Basic Academic Skills

Assessments identify strengths, weakness, and learning styles, so we can match the methods that are right for each student. Instruction focuses on:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Fluency Training
  • Mathematics
  • Decoding/Spelling
  • Comprehension
  • Written Language

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.

Critical Thinking /

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.