The pyramid of learning begins in the central nervous system [as shown below]. Each level must properly integrate with the previous level or levels in order to move on to the next level. The ultimate goal is to reach the cognitive level of functioning in order to attend to the tasks of daily living and learning.
The Pyramid of Learning
- Sensory System The brain also possesses the remarkable ability to regulate the sensory information to the demands of the environment and its current needs. An individual needs the following mechanisms in order to self-regulate:
- Modulation: The brain will turn neural switches on or off to regulate its activity and subsequently, our activity level.
- Inhibition: The brain will reduce connections between sensory intake and behavioural output when certain sensory information is not needed to perform a particular task.
- Habituation: When we become accustomed to familiar sensory messages, our brain automatically tunes them out.
- Facilitation: The brain will promote connections between sensory intake and behavioural output by sending messages of displeasure (e.g., motion sickness) or pleasure (e.g., the calming feeling of a rocking chair).
- Sensory & Perceptual Motor Development The task of safely crossing the street is an example of proper sensory integration. When you are standing at the curb paying close attention to the traffic, the “far” senses remain tuned to the task at hand. As you step off the curb, a horn suddenly blows; you automatically step back on to the curb because the auditory (hearing) sense interpreted the sound as a danger signal and your brain told your body what action needed to take place.
- Cognition & Intellectual Development Learning requires basic cognitive skills. Every academic activity a child participates in requires strong, efficient fundamental learning skills for successful completion. Many children become frustrated and find schoolwork difficult because they do not have the cognitive skills required to process information properly. For these children, additional schoolwork, homework, or special attention that does not address cognitive skill weakness, will simply complicate the frustration and intensify the learning difficulty. There are at least 24 major learning skills that Brain Training can enhance including visual and auditory processing, processing speed, attention, comprehension, logic and reasoning, and memory capabilities. Our brain training classes together with Listening Therapy and Neuro Feedback develops the cognition and intellectual aspect of the brain.
- Language and Academic Development Our competitive school environment requires high level of language and intellectual proficiency. We use the right brain’s bloom taxonomy process of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysing, synthesizing & evaluation; integrate it left brain’s process in creativity, sensitivity and language fluency in our all programs. Our lessons integrate brain training, thinking skills, and learning strategies into its curriculum. Reading & Literacy lessons will integrate both left brain thinking skills as well as the creative and imaginative side of the right brain.
- Character Development Having a set of great character, values & ethics will be a crucial difference whether your child will live out a purpose driven life which have a significant impact in the society and the family. Character come from putting actions into good values the child has been inculcated through our lessons. All lessons are purposefully crafted to use every day choices the child made to mould their character.