Finding the root of the learning challenge guides the intervention for your child.
Our Learning Centers are different from tutoring or test prep facilities because we focus on how student’s learn. Our staff works one-on-one with students to develop the skills needed to be an efficient and independent learner. Each session is designed specifically for each student.
In the hierarchy of learning, students must have the foundational skills in place to achieve at higher levels. Some of those skills may include attention, memory, processing speed, language and executive functioning.
Learning Center Students:
Here are some common challenges which may indicate there are underlying processing skills not supporting the learner well enough.
- Bright child or teen but is underachieving
- Difficulty paying attention
- Gets distracted easily
- Avoids work, appears unmotivated or disengaged
- Yawns frequently when listening
- Tries really hard for minimal outcome
- Struggles to sound out words
- Forgets months, days, math facts, spelling words
- Can’t follow more than one or two directions at a time
- Inconsistent with math processes; can’t find or correct math errors
- Struggles to read, write, or spell
- Is uncoordinated, awkward, or has poor posture
- Gets fatigued quickly / has very low stamina for listening or schoolwork
- Misunderstands what is heard or read
- Misses or mishears information when listening
The brain has plasticity and can be changed or rewired.
Through explicit, directive intervention, the brain can learn to think and process information in more effective ways. Children do not have to continue to suffer the effects of learning problems. Banyan Tree utilizes well-researched programs that have been shown to make significant changes. These programs include:
- Fast Forword
- Cog X
- Interactive Metronome
- Move to Learn
- The Listening Program
- ILS Language
- Integrated Listening System
- Wilson Language Program
- Excellence in Writing
- Lindamood-Bell ™ (Banyan Tree is not affiliated with Lindamood-Bell.)
Why we assess our students:
It is important to assess a student to pinpoint the cause of difficulty. While we do consider all previous testing, we use our assessment to observe many aspects of the student and build rapport. Assessments can vary based on student need and complexity, but assessment is required before starting any program and remediation.
Home School Support
We are proud to lend our support to families who home school their students!
At Banyan Tree, we understand the importance of the home school option and we are here to help! While parents are able to provide academics and social opportunities, they often struggle to teach a specific subject or are concerned with their child’s progress. Banyan Tree specializes in supporting students with learning challenges and we can support parents as well! Give us a call to find out how we can help make your homeschooling experience a success!