Programs for Cognitive Effectiveness
These programs, activities, and organizations
all use or promote the use of various
sensory-motor activities to increase cognitive
From the site: "An innovative program for
children, teachers, parents, and therapists that
uses sensory-based strategies to help
individuals reach and maintain optimal
Gym, Edu-Kinesthetics, Inc.
From the site: "Developmental experts have known
for more than eighty years that movement
enhances learning. Beginning in the 1970s,
educator and reading specialist Paul E.
Dennison, Ph.D., researched these movements,
simplified them, and created techniques to make
them effective for everyone, developing a whole
new way of understanding the learning process."
From the site: "The Dore exercise program
directly addresses the physiological source of
your problem. Our exercises are individualized.
They stimulate the cerebellum, a part of the
brain shown to be integrally involved in
learning and attention. The results typically
include improved ability to learn (e.g. mental
processing, concentration, and memory) as well
as increased confidence and physical
From the site: "The first book ever written and
devoted to the subject of spinning (twirling)
drumsticks: 'Healthystix' for Your Brain."
From the site: "The Fast ForWord family of
products use neuroscience
principles to create
an optimal learning environment that enables you
Simultaneously develop multiple skill sets to
Identify reading and language difficulties;
Attack the underlying causes of these
From the site: "The IM program provides a
structured, goal-oriented process that
challenges the patient to synchronize a range of
hand and foot exercises to a precise
computer-generated reference tone heard through
headphones. The patient attempts to match the
rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions.
Over the course of the treatment, patients learn
to: focus and attend for longer periods of time,
increase physical endurance and stamina, filter
out internal and external distractions, improve
ability to monitor mental and physical actions
as they are occurring, and progressively improve
to Wild Divine
From the site: "The Journey to Wild Divine is
the first 'inner-active' computer adventure that
combines ancient breathing and meditation with
modern biofeedback technology for total
From the site: "The Play Attention Learning
System is a patented advance of technology NASA
astronauts and U.S. Air Force pilots use to stay
in the cockpit. Now you can use this
same technology in your home and Use Your Head®
to overcome attention, concentration and focus
Generic and custom CDs developed around
variations of rhythmic drumming that facilitate
focus, relaxation, and/or well-being.
for Auditory Intervention Techniques
From the site: "The Society for Auditory
Intervention Techniques (SAIT) distributes
information about auditory integration training
(AIT) and other auditory-based interventions to
professionals and parents."
From the site: "Cup stacking is now the fastest
growing new sport in the country. Participants
stack and unstack twelve specially designed
plastic cups in pre-determined sequences.
Stackers race against the clock for fastest or
best times. Stackers also compete on a relay
team racing against another team in head-to-head
competition. Increasing bilateral proficiency
(equal performance on both sides of the body)
develops a greater percentage of the right side
of the brain, which houses awareness, focus,
creativity and rhythm."