Adam Butler spent the majority of his professional career in education and education technology. Seeking to help students (and teachers) who struggle year after year with the same tools and strategies, he came upon â€œthe missing piece.â€ He and his wife, Bridgette, now own and operate LearningRx centers in Murfreesboro, TN and in Nashville-Brentwood, TN.
This is an interactive presentation covering the seven major cognitive skills used in learning. We will place special emphasis placed on those skills needed for reading. We will demonstrate brain training and how anyone can improve their cognitive skills.
At the very root of reading success lays a single cognitive skill. It is so foundational that, according to the Department of Education, weakness in this single skill accounts for 88% of all reading problems. In other words, nearly 9 out of 10 kids and adults struggle to read for the exact same reason. The single cognitive skill that is so critical to reading is called â€œauditory processing,â€ and it is one of a handful of core cognitive skills that determines how well our brains handle not only written words, but the rush of information coming at us in every area of life.
If weak cognitive skills are the cause of a learning struggle, no amount of tutoring or teaching will help. Address the problem at its core. Donâ€™t settle for the cognitive skills you think you were born with. Whatever your age or situation, you really can experience the life changing benefits of improved cognitive skills.
Workshops from Adam Butler ( may vary by event location )
Building Reading Comprehension through Cognitive Skill Building
Cognitive strength is key in being able to understand, remember, and apply what is being read. In order to read for understanding, a student must go beyond decoding skills and phonetics. By utilizing and building core skills, a student can dramatically improve their understanding, retention and application of written text. This seminar will discuss the basics of reading comprehension and how cognitive training can improve outcomes.