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Self-Confidence: Developing Your Child's Foundation for Learning

A child and adult hugging. Self-confidence is Child's Key to Learning. The Cognitive Emporium

Self-Confidence & Cognition: Building the Connections to Learn If the only thing your child gained from our cognitive skills training intervention was self-confidence, would it be worth it? According to the parents whose children have been through our program, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” The number one feedback I hear from parents after their…


Hidden Struggles: Diagnosing Learning Disabilities in the Classroom

Problems or People. Identifying learning difficulties in the classroom. The Cognitive Emporium

Problems or People? The Struggle to Learn in the Classroom The picture above shows 6 actual spelling tests administered to a second-grade public school classroom at the end of December in America. None of these 6 children have been diagnosed with a learning disability and all are considered to have average intelligence.   While no…


5 Clues to Help Identify Learning Struggles in your Child's Letter to Santa

Letter-to-Santa. Clues to Learning Struggles. The Cognitive Emporium

5 Clues to Learning Struggles in your Child’s Annual Letter to Santa Several years ago, a dad walked into my office bearing Christmas gifts for my staff. I had met this father during his son’s evaluation and recommendation session. He was deeply concerned about his son’s inability to read, write, and spell. At that time…


How to Create Change in the Smart But Struggling Student

Pile_of_Pennies. The Cognitive Emporium

How Small Change can Create Joy in the Smart but Struggling Student One day, I was at the LAX airport waiting for my flight back to Tennessee. I was standing in line ordering food when a gentleman with an Australian accent held up a penny and politely asked, “What is this?”  When I quickly replied,…


The Predictable Transformation Highway System (The P. A. T. H. System)

The P.A.T.H. System

The Predictable Transformation Highway System (The P. A. T. H. System™) The P.A.T.H system™ is the hallmark of cognitive training at The Cognitive Emporium (TCE). Our intervention is an intense, individualized, comprehensive plan that utilizes the brain’s neuroplasticity. B.I.K.E The Best Investigative Tool For Knowing Everything S.W.I.M The Systematic Working Memory intervention Method R.U.N. Retraining…


What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Auditory processing disorer explained

“Its like my child doesn’t hear anything that I say”!     I walked out into the waiting room to bring back my next appointment. Immediately I introduced myself to a third grade girl that I will call Sara, and I asked her a question. Instantly I saw what I refer to as: “The deer…