Brain Gains Tutors understand how difficult and exhausting learning difficulties are for the learner, their families and teachers. Our experienced, dedicated and compassionate tutors provide learning support for struggling adults and children, and their families, including:
Sensory-Motor Processing Training to improve specific, foundational processing skills
To repair processes that are impaired
To make deficient processing more efficient by improving cognitive skills including:
Processing speed: slow does not mean 'stupid'.
Auditory processing: perception, discrimination and phonological awareness, memory, sequencing (following directions, listening skills and comprehension), etc.
Visual - directionality, discrimination, memory, sequential memory.
Spatial – closure, figure - ground, motor-integration, tracking and scanning, sequencing
Fine-Motor skills – knotting, threading, manual dexterity, hand-writing etc.
Referred to an occupational therapist:
Tactile processing – discrimination, hypo-sensitivity and hypersensitivity
Vestibular processing – posture, balance
Proprioception – co-ordination, dexterity, laterality
Once these faulty foundations have been repaired and strengthened, we offer:
Cognitive SKILLS Training
Analysis & synthesis
Association of ideas
Attention & focus
Categorization and classification
Coding – for information transfer
Encoding – synthesis of letters (for spelling)
Decoding – analysis of sounds and word parts
Comprehension & inference
Differentiation or discrimination
Logic and reason
Memory: working memory, short - term, intermediate and long-term memory
As these skills are being developed, we offer remediation of the areas of learning which have been adversely affected by deficient processing and impaired cognitive skills to help students fill the gaps in their learning and catch-up to the level where they should be operating:
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Literacy and Language:
reading comprehension, spelling and written expression
Some of our tutors also offer:
Cognitive STRATEGIES Training – critical and creative thinking, strategic planning, problem-solving, cost, consequence and risk analysis, decision-making – with integrity.
Metacognitive Training – to understand how and why we think the thoughts and feel the emotions that we do. This course addresses the role of belief, perceptions, attitudes and choices, equipping students to understand themselves and others, and the way people relate to one another.
Executive Skills Training: self-motivation, monitoring, management, evaluation, adaptation or flexibility, perseverance, application etc.
Resilience Training: to develop strategies for stress management - coping instead of crumbling when life gets tough, changing unhelpful thinking and damaging behavioural habits and emotions.
Parenting: tips for parents – especially for those coping with children with processing and learning difficulties, offering increased understanding of the issues and how to manage them.
School Readiness Course: so parents can prepare their children to succeed at school
Extension for gifted children – who require opportunities to stretch themselves by being:
· Exposed to new subjects of interest
· Equipped to investigate these subjects more thoroughly
· Trained to think and work more efficiently and effectively – increasing their level of satisfaction.
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To understand and manage: thoughts, emotions, perceptions, attitude and behaviour.
Strategic Thinking Skills
Planning, problem solving, wise decision making (considering consequences) with integrity.
Understanding cognition components, relationships and influences:
will (volition), perception, attitude, belief
Executive regulation / control: self-motivation, monitoring, management, evaluation, adaptation/flexibility, perseverance, application
Integrity: justice, honesty, courage to do right
To understand and manage bullying & relationships
To understand and manage suffering and stress to develop resilience
Multi-aspects of visual-spatial & auditory processing, phonological awareness, closure, logic, memory, sequencing,
SENSORY – MOTOR
Perception Modulation Co-ordination
Sensory – Motor Processing & Integration
Auditory Tactile Vestibular
Visual – Spatial Proprioceptive
Motivation & Encouragement
Improved confidence, hope and task initiation
Physical Skills Training
gross & fine motor skills (hand-writing) etc.
Academic Skills Processing Skills Foundational Processing Other skills
182 Harewood Road,
0272 45 7013