One of the very best things we’ve learned about the brain is that it is constantly remolding itself throughout our lives. In fact, until the day we die, our brains are learning and changing. That means that just because you are an adult and you are done growing physically, it’s never too late to help your brain and its abilities grow.
We all have strengths and weaknesses. As we grow up, we learn to compensate for our weaknesses and hide them from others. But, wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of those weaknesses instead of coping with them? Our Learning Technics program can help you do that. Until Pheno Brain Training's president, George Hersh, tried the Learning Technics program, he struggled with dyslexia his entire life. He tried other programs, but nothing worked. Then he found Learning Technics and was so impressed, he decided to start a company to bring it to others who needed it.
The Pheno Brain Training Three Step Learning Process
1. Determine the student’s ability to learn.
2. Evaluate the student on ten key neurological processes that are critical to learning, determining their strengths and weaknesses.
3. Customize a Physio-Neuro Therapy treatment plan with at-home exercises to help retrain the brain’s learning process.
Full-time adult or child Learning program
You or your child work with a Pheno Brain Training Instructor at the Pheno Brain Training facility in 45-minute sessions, three or four days a week for 22-26 weeks.
Family Learning Program
Pheno Brain Training Instructor will meet for one session a week at our office with the parent and/or student for 22-26 sessions. In addition, the parent will be given tools and exercises to perform five days a week at home. We provide you with all of the material you need and it is yours to keep. This is a cost-saving option. If you have other children or members of the family with ADD or ADHD, they can use the program at no additional cost.
The learning Technics Program
The Learning Technics program is a program which has been designed to teach the process of effective taking in and responding to information. With this process in place one can begin to accumulate accurate, useful knowledge, which is the product of schooling and life experiences.
The learning Process
To understand this process one must understand the basic mechanics of our nervous/neurological system. We take in information through our sense. This information is converted into electronic impulses and fed through our nervous system to our brain. These impulses may arrive in our brain from numerous senses simultaneously. They come to our mind in bits and pieces of a puzzle. Our mind, with, with mental skills, assemble the pieces and develops for us a perception which we use to respond is appropriate. If our mental skills are under-developed, the perception is fuzzy and inaccurate and our response is usually inappropriate. To strengthen these skills a technique called Physio-Neuro therapy is used.
Life Management Concepts
Twenty life management concepts are used in the sessions. The structure of the Learning Technics program provides a framework within behavior modification can be taught using these Life ManagementConcepts. Significant teaching moments occur during which the application of these concepts can be extremely effective. As time passes, the use of these concepts will begin to spill out of the sessions and into the students broader life.
A person who has been struggling for some time will have low self- esteem. He will have an ‘I can’t” attitude. This self-concept must be turned around to an ‘I can” attitude. The instructor must act as a cheerleader. Each session must end with the successful attaining of a predetermined goal. This may take 15 minutes or an hour and 15 minutes. A session must never end with “ Let try it again tomorrow,” but rather “You got it!! I knew you could!” The accumulative effect of this type of positive reinforcement is astounding. This is why so much can be accomplished in such a short period of time. This is also why the program is challenging and sometimes frustrating for all involved. You will find that success and effort expended, have a direct correlation.
When two people spend over one hundred hours working together to improve one’s abilities, a special bond is built. This comes from the student’s realization that the trainer (usually a parent, grandparent or mate) loves them and is dedicated to their betterment. The type of bond that is created by struggling to succeed lasts a lifetime.
The student is the last person, however, to detect change. Others usually observe it within a few weeks. The student may not see significant changes for several months. This occurs because he still responds to his perception as always. Changes in perceptions are slow and come in small increments making personal detection difficult, but as gains expand, changes become more apparent.
The mind is a very efficient filling system. It files input information whether it is understood and useful or not. All of us have observed something that, at the time, made no sense and made us wonder why. Then at some later time, a second observation was made and suddenly the reason why became apparent. People who have completed this program will frequently experience this phenomenon. Much of the information input from school or life will have made no sense but will have been filed away nevertheless. The program will heighten skills, and nonsense will begin to make sense. The time spent in a learning environment that previously seemed a waste of time will produce valuable information. This process tends to continue for months after program completion.
The learning Technics program will also develop a structure for further informational input. This structure is the framework within which all types of information can be placed, from the capitals of South American countries to complex chemical formulas. Thus developed, the Learning Technics process facilitates input and heightens response for more efficient learning in the future.
The Learning Technics program covers a broad range of disciplines. Many noted people have devoted a lifetime to study of subjects included here. Our goal has been to provide an extensive overview of the interaction of these disciplines in theory as well as practical application. The embracing and structuring of this information are the magic of the Learning Technics program.
The combined dedication of the instructor, trainer and student are the driving force that fuels the magic of this program. These people are the artisans who sculpt the final result. They cannot perform independently of each other nut must work in concert. It is not in common for all three to be significantly affected by such a process.