Cognitive Development at Summer@Carroll
We’ve discovered that helping students with key cognitive skills directly impacts their ability to read, comprehend, write, and problem solve. Summer is a perfect time to exercise the brain and strengthen cognitive skills!
The Carroll Cognitive Development program uses two distinct approaches to strengthening the underlying learning skills of students to create better learners.
Foundational Cognitive Development for Grades 1-4
The foundational cognitive development program at Summer@Carroll provides a unique opportunity to receive highly individualized (1:1 or 1:2 teacher/student ratio) cognitive work with trained Carroll teachers for a five-week intensive period. Students entering grades 1-4 in the fall can opt for a cognitive development period in place of the morning activity block.
Cost for students enrolled in Summer@Carroll 2020 is $675. This includes an initial cognitive assessment, approximately 24 individualized class sessions (45 minutes each), daily supervision during training, and written progress reports.
For Carroll School students who are already taking foundational cognitive development during the academic year, this is an option to provide continuity and further expand their skills over the summer in an intensive setting. Students new to the program will be assessed and an individualized plan will be developed to address their specific areas of need each day. An understanding of the child’s cognitive profile will be gained by parents as a result of the final progress report and an individual parent-teacher conference during the last week of the program.
*Registration information will be shared with families accepted into the Grades 1-4 Summer program.
Targeted Cognitive Intervention for Grades 5-9
TCI offered to all summer students in Grades 5-9 (included in tuition).
Targeted Cognitive Intervention (TCI) strengthens the brain to help students become faster and more efficient learners. By improving the brain’s ability to function efficiently, TCI helps students develop a cognitive “toolbox” that will carry them through their academic careers.
Using our proprietary computer-based program, we first identify where learning weaknesses exist in the following cognitive domains: reaction time, working memory, executive functioning and processing speed. Based on the child's unique cognitive profile, he or she is assigned to a specific program made up of activities designed to target his/her weakest area.
TCI specialists monitor your child’s progress with each activity, analyzing data and providing coaching. At the end of TCI, we administer a post-test in order to determine which cognitive domains have improved from TCI, and how much they have changed. Results will be shared at the end of the program.