“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

–Rabindranath Tagore


PACE: Processing and Cognitive Enhancement

Developed to train and improve thinking skills or cognitive learning abilities, many professionals refer to this program as “mental boot camp.” This unique program is concentrated to help children who lack processing skills. In other words, they have the ability to see or hear information, but cannot identify, interpret, comprehend, remember or stay on task.

PACE strengthens these underlying cognitive skills that a child may possess but is not able to access. The program is particularly beneficial to children at the high end of Autism Spectrum Disorder who have had intensive work activating their rote memory system but have been left on their own to learn and generalize language and academics simultaneously.

PACE teaches these extreme learning disordered children and youth to retrieve information quickly, develop an underlying sense of timing as needed for language generalization, an integrated, working memory (not just rote), and an ability to facilitate language with logic and reasoning, planning and increased processing speed.

Pre- and post testing over this 12 week, 72 hour program has shown a minimum of one year to a maximum of 7 years growth in different areas of language and cognition for a variety of learning disabilities, including individuals with autism. The program is effective for a variety of learning disabilities including childhood aphasia, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.