In the 14 years that I have been a PACE provider, I’m always thrilled to learn of the fantastic results we get from this intensive cognitive training program. Corresponding with another PACE provider in Arkansas, I read this wonderful report:
“One of my students has six benign brain tumors. Her middle school years consisted of horrible side effects from her medications, headaches, resource classes, bullying, and visits to psychiatric hospitals. After PACE she was removed from all of her resource classes. Five years later, she is on the A-B honor roll, has learned to play the clarinet and marches in the band. Her self-confidence is beautiful to behold!
We did the program at the end of her 7th grade year. She had never been able to learn her multiplication tables, and the first day of eighth grade she brought home a page of problems and proceeded to just write out the answers! Her mother just bawled!”
I've included this story (with permission) on my blog to encourage parents of students who are very involved with physical and learning issues. Cognitive therapy and auditory training can work wonders in many areas: reading, attention, logic, memory, and organization skills. I’ve seen this so many times, which is why I love my job! Other testimonials can be read on my website.