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Following their participation in a US-based special education programme, three educators attached to the School of the Nations have now returned home to implement a similar initiative at the institution here in Guyana.
Balinda Beckles, Florence Harris-Lewis and Karen Thomas Luckhoo; all of the local private academy, earlier this year attended a one-week intensive training through Brain Rx Institution for Special Education, stationed in Colorado Springs, USA.
During their involvement in the BrainRx training programme, the teachers were exposed to the uses a unique blends of personal brain training (which will allow students to work one-on-one with their own brain training coach) and digital brain training (done on a computer).
Given that Brain Rx is founded on the understanding that the brain can be trained just as the body, they were also previewed to several intense mental exercises aimed at sharpening the core skills the brain uses to think, learn, read, reason and pay attention.
The methods surround the basis of changing how the brain grasps and uses incoming information. Both of these approaches will be used at the Brain RX centre at the School of Nations here in Guyana.
The Brain RX programme zooms in on the seven cognitive skills namely: auditory processing, visual processing, long and short-term memory, processing speed, attention, logic and reasoning.
The programme is relevant to persons from four years old to seniors.
The Brain Rx programme was developed by Dr Gibson who began his career as an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
Once implemented in Guyana, the Brian Rx approach will maximise the learning potential of students, while allowing them to master English studies with greater ease. At the same time, it will enable greater success records in school through enhancing the brain’s ability to think, read, learn, reason, remember and pay attention.
As such, this initiative is a welcome addition to the education system in Guyana and the School of the Nations is delighted to introduce such an advanced approach to learning to the country.
On that note, the school’s administration announced, “The Brain Rx programme is definitely a worthwhile investment for everyone, especially parents with children with special needs because a high percentage of them receive no help or little help for their particular challenges.”