Point Overview of the PACE Program:
- PACE is based on the best scientific research available and is continually modified to incorporate new scientific data.
- PACE targets and trains those skills that are most likely to have a meaningful impact on a person’s learning and work performance. These skills include attention and concentration, memory, processing speed, problem solving, visual processing, phonetic awareness, and comprehension.
- PACE is provided individually to a student (child or adult) to achieve significant results quickly. Each student receives his/her own training kit.
- PACE consists of sequenced procedures to challenge – not bore or frustrate the student.
- PACE is provided on a one-on-one basis to give the student immediate feedback (error correction and positive reinforcement).
- PACE will improve a student’s self-esteem and confidence by allowing him or her to actually see the difference in his or her own performance.
- PACE drives new skills to the subconscious so that they become habitual and automatic.
- PACE procedures appear to be non-academic so that they are different from the schoolwork with which many may have had negative experiences.
- PACE requires parental involvement or a helper. Practicing at home is cost-effective and helps transfer learned skills to your student’s everyday activities.
- PACE develops meaningful skills that are used in your student’s daily activities so that there is a high level of retention.
- PACE produces valuable results that are quickly seen – there is a high return for your student’s time, money, and effort.
Many learning problems affecting a person’s performance in school or work reflect, to some degree, a lack of cognitive skills; the skills needed to process information. Without these skills, learning is incredibly difficult. What causes this lack of skills is debated, but our results show that by improving these skills, remarkable improvements of performance are possible.
A major difference in school or work success is the tools one has to work with. Consider the difference in performance between a…
The same impact on the ease and speed of learning can be achieved when the mental skills are developed or enhanced.
PACE Is at the Forefront of Applying Current Research to Learning
Traditional help for individuals with learning struggles has typically focused on one of four methods:
- sensory therapy (vision, auditory)
- motor therapy (speech, occupational)
- psychotherapy (motivation)
- academic remediation (remedial reading, learning disabled programs, tutoring)
Although these methods may be effective in correcting a sensory, motor, or very specific academic problem, they have had limited results in significantly improving learning performance.
In the last few years, great strides have been made by researchers to expand our understanding of how the brain works. This has allowed for the creation of better learning models and remedial strategies to help those who have difficulty learning. Today, PACE is at the forefront of using this knowledge to make significant improvements in learning skills. PACE is a training program that affects and modifies mental skills, or what we generally refer to as intelligence.
PACE Improves Mental Skills
PACE is a method of improving one’s ability to process and use sensory information to function well in everyday life. It is scientifically based and asserts that training procedures can change and improve the mind and its mental structure by retraining mental skills and processes.
These skills are retrained through a series of tasks that are designed to meet specific goals. The tasks are related, make repetitive demands on a deficient skill, and progressively increase in difficulty. This is a process-specific approach to training (as opposed to a general stimulation approach).
Studies Show that Mental Skills Are Modifiable
PACE works to modify mental skills, and there are numerous studies that show this modification is possible. To review just a sample of these studies supporting the fact that a wide range of mental skills can be – and have been – improved click here .
Under studies we include the study results of the PACE program to date. The results not only show tremendous changes in processing skills (a 3.6 year improvement in 10 weeks), but also a significant transfer to higher mental skills (logic & reasoning – a 23-point gain in IQ).
PACE Training Sessions Are Intense
PACE consists of 36 one-hour sessions that are provided on a one-on-one basis over 12 weeks. For most of the 60 minutes, the pace is fast and intense. The trainers provide constant feedback as the student progresses through sequenced levels (our intro DVD that you can request demonstrates five of our procedures).
Each procedure is graded according to difficulty and tasks become progressively more complex. Pace is regulated by mastery, so the number of tasks completed during training differ from student to student. In other words, once the student passes a task, he or she is then allowed to progress to the next challenge (and more difficult task).
College Graduates – PACE can be a part or full-time opportunity in starting a tutoring business.
Health or Mental Healthcare Professionals – PACE can be an additional component of your practice.