Processing And Cognitive Enhancement


Processing And Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) is a cognitive development program that has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the globe! The PACE program focuses on a myriad of major learning skills which include: attention, working memory, processing speed, logic and reasoning, auditory processing, visual processing, and long-term memory. It is administered in a one-on-one setting by our certified PACE trainers Dr. Leah Light and Amanda Jaijairam. A specified amount of training is required each week once the program begins. Clients at Brainchild Institute who have completed the PACE program develop great confidence in themselves! They can see their progression during the thirty-three different procedures that have been practiced and drilled over the course of the program. This translates to academic improvement as well as advancements in their motor and social skills.

Reading and reading comprehension are a struggle for many grade school children we evaluate. Being a good reader requires focused attention, fast processing speed, strong working memory, good logic and reasoning, and well developed auditory and visual processing skills. All of these areas are addressed in the PACE program. There is a heavy emphasis on remediating auditory processing skills that are the prerequisites for reading fluency (smooth reading). These procedures target auditory discrimination, auditory segmenting, auditory blending, and auditory analysis.

PACE is like “boot camp” for your brain! The metronome is a crucial tool used during sessions. It imbeds learning, creates intensity, improves processing speed, develops attention, and pushes skills to become automatic. The metronome can be set between 40 bpm to 160 bpm. We gauge each client to determine the specific beats per minute used on the metronome during each activity. In PACE, we work to help clients overcome their unique challenges. We target needed areas shown on the Gibson Cognitive Test Battery pre-test and push through until each goal is achieved! We set several mini goals to build up self esteem! At Brainchild Institute, we are dedicated to building better brains, and the PACE program does just that! As mentioned, the Gibson Cognitive Test Battery is used for pre and post – testing so that we can track progress. This test battery scientifically measures the performance of key cognitive skills: memory, processing speed, auditory processing, visual processing, logic & reasoning, and word attack. At the completion of the PACE program the Gibson test is performed a second time to show the measurable progression. Please spend a moment reviewing the progress made for clients who recently completed the PACE program with us! Results are indicated on the pages to follow.