TCE is offering students the opportunity to keep their neurons firing and enhance their brain skills while they have extra time away from school. Building on the success of our TCE Cognitive Camp from last summer, we have developed a new “mini” camp to help parents and their students make the most of the current break from school. Our Brain Power Hour is an online training program that uses proven, science-based applications and is available for students in 3rd through 12th grade.
During Brain Power Hour, students are met by their coach (Kyra or Heidi) and complete computer-based exercises that strengthen specific connections in the brain, thus enabling faster and more efficient learning. Students first work on a set of activities designed to target a variety of cognitive processes. We continuously monitor the student’s progress in each area and adjust each individual program, as we see necessary, to target that student’s specific skill sets (reaction time, working memory, logic and reasoning, auditory processing, or executive function). The goal is to strengthen any weaknesses and enhance strengths, thus creating a more balanced cognitive profile. While students work independently on their individual program, they will also be a part of an online community. When they log on, they will see their coach and other students, who quickly become friends. We have found that belonging to a community and being a part of a greater mission empowers and inspires participation and achievement.
Brain Power Hour will start on Monday, March 30th and run through Friday, April 24th from 10:00-11:00 each weekday, with ongoing enrollment. Because this is a quickly changing situation and flexibility is crucial, we are offering sessions in increments of 10. You can determine how often you want to be there. If schools continue to be out of session, there is a strong possibility we will extend the dates and opportunities.
Cost of the program is $399 for 10 daily sessions. We offer a 10% discount for siblings and returning students. A laptop or desktop computer with a built-in camera and an internet connection are required for online training. We have included a question and answer sheet below for more information.
Are you ready to start? Let’s do this!!
We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces and grow our brains together!
Kyra Minichan, M.A.,CCC-SLP Owner of The Cognitive Emporium
Heidi, McGlothlin, Ph.D Clinical Director of The Cognitive Emporium
Contact us: Kyra Minichan [email protected]
615-757-3643 or Heidi McGlothlin [email protected]
Q. How do I get my kid on board? What do I tell them?
That is a great question and we have had years of experience with this. We recommend keeping it simple like this: “I have found a fun way for you to keep your brain charged during this extra down time away from school. The cool part is that you don’t even have to leave the house, AND you get to work from online with other kids too.”
Q. What can I expect from this program?
You can expect to have your student cognitively enriched and coached by an expert. You will also feel the satisfaction of knowing that you invested in enhancing your kids optimal learning skills. And another bonus – you can feel confident that your student started their day off completing a brain workout with built in accountability.
Q. How will I know what to do and when to start?
Once enrolled, you will be sent a step by step guide. If you still have questions after reading that, we are available to walk you through the process.
Q. How do I pay?
When you register you will get an invoice for the cost of the service and can pay online. We accept all major credit cards and you will receive an invoice showing paid.
Q. Can I get my money back if I don’t finish the program? What if schools reopen before the end date?
No refunds will be issued UNLESS there is an emergency situation that would prevent the student from participating. A refund will be given for any days missed because of schools reopening before the scheduled April 27th date.
Q. Will my insurance pay for this?
No. We do not take insurance because we believe that specialists should determine the treatment plan, not the insurance companies. Unfortunately, the insurance companies disagree with us.
Q. Will my student be distracted by other participants in the program?
No. As a matter of fact, we have found that children are actually motivated by seeing peer participation. All participants are muted during the training, so there is no noise distraction. The video feeds can also be hidden. Students work on their specific program. Today’s student loves being a part of a community and this is a way to feel connected in a safe learning environment.
Q. Can my student train two or three days a week instead of five?
The success of our program is based on changing the brain through intense, consistent, and frequent intervention. You pay for the program, and it is up to you to determine how often you want to be there.
Q. What if my child needs to miss a session or gets sick?
We understand that children get sick and family dynamics change. If your child needs to miss, he or she can log in on the next available day and the program will pick up where it was left off. Unfortunately, due to the small time that this camp is offered, we are not offering make up days. That may change if the dates are extended.