Our inspiration for supporting students is the Banyan Tree.
This amazing plant grows in regions where the soil 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.
The foundational skills that must be in place for efficient processing may include 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. We can assist in developing skills in any of these areas, either academic or foundational.
Banyan Tree uses the latest neuroscience research and programs to help students overcome the underlying processing issues interfering with their learning capabilities.
The Banyan Tree
The Roots: Foundational 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, Cogmed
- Fast Forword
- Brainware Safari
- The Listening Program
- Integrated Listening Systems
- Interactive Metronome
- Moving to Learn
The Trunk: Reading/Basic Academic Skills
When foundational skills are strong, building basic skills becomes more efficient. Our assessments help us match learning styles to the methods and curriculum that is right for each student.
- O-G Wilson Reading, Sonday
- Lindamood Bell Programs™
- Stevenson Language
- Math U See, Touchmath
- Handwriting Without Tears
The Branches: Critical Thinking /Confidence
When students have developed basic academic skills, they can more easily focus on content and higher level thinking. Preparing for their future is the focus.
- SAT, ACT test prep
- Study skills
- Time management
- Critical thinking
- Executive functioning