Services

For over 17 years, Breakthroughs has been assessing and providing corrective therapy to clients from the K-W area as well as other Ontario communities.

“Like a set of muscles the brain responds to use or disuse by either growing or decaying.”[1] We stimulate and exercise specific areas of the brain which leads to strengthening those systems responsible for the challenge.

The various assessments cover from 12 to 27 brain skills (10 cognitive, 6 memory, 4 judgment, 4 problem solving and 3 creative) as well as auditory and visual processing areas. The assessment includes modality testing. This provides information on how an individual’s brain prefers to learn. ie. Eyes (visual), ears (auditory), Hands (kinesthetic).

We now know intelligence…

…is not a number.
…can be improved-intelligence can be trained.
…is affected by his or her physical health and/or social-emotional health.

JK – GRADE 3

The assessment for children JK to Grade 3 covers 12 brain skills (cognitive, memory, judgment, problem solving and creativity) for early learning to read and understand numbers. Developmental assessments are included. These assessments are done on a one to one basis.

GRADE 3 – HIGH SCHOOL

The various assessments from grade 3 to high school cover 27 brain skills (8 cognitive, 6 memory, 4 judgment, 4 problem solving and 3 creative) as well as auditory and visual processing areas. The assessment includes modality testing. This provides information on how an individual’s brain prefers to learn. ie. Eyes (visual), Ears (auditory), Hands (kinesthetic).

The 27 skills we assess, provide the foundation needed for school success. Ninety percent or more of the students at Breakthroughs have an above average IQ. The results usually show extreme differences in brain skill functioning creating difficulties in school and possibly at home. Clients often have both gifted and low scores. Our services help to create a balance in these skills leading to more effective learning. We equip students with the intellectual skills for learning subject matter, for analytical thinking, for becoming creative and for learning how to learn.

One of our assessments is created by Structure of Intellect. Is there evidence that SOI (Structure of Intellect) makes a difference?

"There are many studies that show how SOI makes a difference. Perhaps the most dramatic was done at the University Heights School in Seattle, Washington. In that SOI program students had been seriously behind. None could read even after three years of regular special education instruction. Some were LD, LLD, ED, and Dyslexic, yet with SOI they gained an average of fourteen point seven IQ points (as measured by the WISC-R) and showed a language gain of two point six stanines. In the second year the students made an average gain of an additional eleven IQ points. Thus, over the two years, the students made an average gain of twenty-five IQ points, compared with the usual LD programs in which students yearly lose about five IQ points and make no appreciable gain in language performance."

Read some of our client success stories on our Testimonials page.

Footnotes

1. A User’s Guide to the Brain
John J. Ratey, M.D.
Pantheon Books New York, 2001
ISBN 0-679-45309-1

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