Brain Blast Summer Program

Let’s boost our brains this summer!

We are offering individual and/or group sessions this summer! Our fun, interactive, multi-sensory summer programs are a great way to support students academically to achieve the edge they need for the new school year. 

Research is showing that the summer slide of general academics is very real and quite concerning.  I just wrote a blog post on this very topic and was struck by the researched statistics that tell us how much ground students lose over the summer.

Choose the program, dates, time and location that suits your family’s needs:

Dates: July 2 – Aug. 30, 2019
Days: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
Location:
Georgetown, Waterdown, or Waterloo (Ontario)
* No sessions the week of July 22nd as our therapists are away at summer courses.

OPTION AFull NILD Educational Therapy

  • Two 80-minute individual sessions, weekly

OPTION B: Rx for Reading, Writing OR Math  ***NEW*** 

Since summer is time of flexibility, we are now offering a PAY AS YOU GO option for our small group Rx Reading, Writing or Math. You can choose to enrol your child for one, two or three of these programs and for as many of these one-hour sessions as fits your schedule. Pre-registration is required as limited spaces are available. (6 per group)

9:00 – 10:00 – Rx for Reading (Waterloo, Georgetown)

10:00 -11:00 – Rx for Writing (Waterloo, Georgetown)

11:00 – 12:00 – Rx 4 Math (Waterloo, Georgetown & Waterdown)

OPTION C: INTERACTIVE METRONOME at HOME

If you’d rather just do something excellent at home this summer, the Interactive Metronome HOME is a perfect option. You purchase the HOME system, we set you up with computer programmed sessions. 

Programs:

NILD Educational Therapy

NILD Educational Therapy techniques help to re-train the brain and stimulate areas of weakness in processing, memory, attention, language and math. With a combined neurodevelopmental and cognitive approach, students will:

  • improve their ability to think more clearly, and
  • improve their test scores.

Read more about NILD Educational Therapy.

Interactive Metronome

IM is a therapeutic computer training program that improves attention, concentration, motor planning and sequencing. Timing is an important part of our brain connections. This program addresses focus and attention, as well as fluency and processing speed. Even sports professionals use this program to improve their performance! There is an opportunity for you to purchase an IM Home system as a follow up to this introductory week.

Read more about IM.

Integrated Listening Systems

ILS focuses on improving the sensory system by using therapeutically filtered music to build a strong foundation for higher learning. There is much research to prove the importance of movement for the brain! We will focus on laterality of left and right brain hemisphere, coordination, and balance. Using movement and filtered music, auditory pathways are enhanced and focus and attention are improved.

There is an opportunity for you to rent an ILS system following this introductory week. Rental systems are limited, so book yours early.

Read more about ILS.

Rx for Discovery in Reading, Writing OR Math

These 1 hour Rx (prescriptive) group sessions (2-4 students) focuses on review of the basic skills and honing-in on specific foundational aspects needed for growth in these areas. Therapists will plan their program to address the individual needs of each student.

Read more about RX for Discovery.

We want to help your child make the leap this summer and build his/her confidence and competence!

We promise to make LEARNING FUN!

For more information, contact our director Diane Geerlinks (diane@geerlinkslearning.com or 905-877-3515) to discuss the best program fit for your child and for fees and availability.