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.
Cognitive Development for Grades 1-4
Based on the developmental principles of Jean Piaget with activities created by Dr. Harry Wachs, the program identifies and supports domains of cognitive weakness and emphasizes independent thinking and problem-solving.
- Gross Motor Coordination - strong understanding of how to coordinate one's body in space
- Visual Thinking - understanding, remembering and manipulating visual information
- Logical Reasoning - efficient inductive and deductive problem solving
- Ocular-Motor Discriminate Movement - control and stamina using one’s eyes
- Digital Motor Dexterity - control and stamina using one’s fingers
Summer@Carroll cognitive program provides a unique opportunity to receive highly individualized cognitive work with trained Carroll teachers for a 5-week intensive period during the morning activity block. The cost is $595 which includes initial cognitive assessment, 22 sessions (45-minutes each), and daily supervision during training. Learn More
Targeted Cognitive Intervention for Grades 5-9
New for Summer@Carroll 2018, 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. Learn More