Pyramid of Potential


Step 4 of 5 to Increase IQ



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October 28, 2015
Hi All!

In the previous newsletters, we have looked at the bottom layers of the Pyramid of Potential.



If the layers are completed in order, then at this point the body and the brain have matured and are set up for the hard work: cognitive skills training. Now, the student can process what he sees and hears, so that we can work to improve those skills that require good processing to improve, like memory and attention. There are other skills that are necessary for success in school, career and life as well.

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If you had missed one of the previous steps, head over to www.pyramidofpotential.com/read-newsletters/ to read them or older newsletters.


Thank you so much! Kathy
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Step 4 of 5 to Increase IQ


 

Step 4: Cognitive Skills

Here is a brief description of the skills:

         Short term memory: when information is received, it must stay in short term memory long enough to get to long term memory

         Long term memory: these are our memories - remembering information learned, people met, activities enjoyed, and much more

         Auditory memory: remembering what is heard. This requires good auditory processing

         Visual memory: remembering what is seen. This requires good visual processing

         Working memory: this is the storage area that information goes through to be processed. It varies in size by individuals, and the larger it is, the easier learning is. The average person 7 years old and older can hold an average of 7 pieces of discrete pieces of information. Low working memory is one of the main reasons a person requires an Individualized Education Plan in school, or has great difficulty in life

         Processing speed: how quickly information travels around the brain to be processed in different areas

         Sustained attention: how long a person can hold attention without being distracted

         Visual attention: the ability to find visual information or pay attention in a complex visually stimulating environment or on a page

         Auditory attention: the ability to pay attention with other auditory inputs

         Divided attention: the ability to divide attention between two necessary tasks at the same time, required for taking notes while listening to the teacher

         Logic and reasoning: the ability to deduce information from what is given (comprehension of what is read); to understand the world; to apply known information to another area, such as doing word problems. This is so necessary for daily living and all jobs

         Phonemic awareness: to be able to process the sounds of the English language in order to prepare for learning to read. This includes blending sounds into words, segmenting words into their individual sounds, and manipulating sounds within words - adding, deleting, and switching them around.

 

What to do:

There are many things you can do and purchase of all price ranges. Pyramid of Potential, Inc. has several for sale, but I want you to determine the best choice for you in your circumstance.

 

Guidelines:

Cognitive skills training will work well if the skill above is worked on at least 5 days a week at a challenging level. If the level is too easy, it does not change the brain - the connections are already there. If it is too hard, people tend to shut down out of frustration. The level must be challenging and engaging. If a person has significant anxiety, it may be difficult to work at this level. In this case, work to integrate the Moro Reflex.

 

Continue to work on the skill for about 30 working days (6 weeks if doing only 5 days a week).

 

Apps and on-line programs:

These can be great and mostly inexpensive, but they come with a caution: the person who is doing the work must be self-motivated, even when the work is challenging. If a parent, friend, teacher or coach is involved, the program can work well.

 

Learning Centers and Coaches:

You may be able to find a coach and training for an individual in your area by searching the following places:

 

Brain Advancement Coaches, trained by Pyramid of Potential and Kathy Johnson for an intensive 4 month program: http://www.brainadvancementteam.com/locate-a-coach/

 

Learning Rx, http://www.learningrx.com/locator/

 

Do it yourself:

 

Card games:

Sort a deck of cards into suits as fast as you can to improve processing speed.

Play Blink and Set to improve reasoning skills.

 

Workbooks:

There are workbooks that work on one skill at a time, such as Sudoku which can improve working memory and reasoning. www.mindware.com has several selections for improving logic and reasoning skills. Take a look around and you will be able to find simple workbooks for several skills.

 

There are two excellent workbooks that combine the skills for you, available from www.pyramidofpotential.com/store.

 

For elementary age kids, look for Growing Brains Everyday which includes activities to be done 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 150 days. It's on sale until October 31 (hurry!), and more information can be found at www.pyramidofpotential.com/growing-brains. It includes ALL steps to increase IQ.

 

For older children and adults, I recommend Equipping Minds Workbook, found directly at http://www.pyramidofpotential.com/products-for-parents/. It includes a copy of Maintaining Brains as well.

 

Be a brain trainer:

To become a coach to work on yourself, your children, or others, go to www.brainadvancementteam.com  for more information. Although the next class doesn't start until February 1, we are offering a huge early bird special through November - $100 off!




Contact Us
Kathy Johnson, MS Ed
kjohnson@pyramidofpotential.com

Bob Johnson
bobjohnson@pyramidofpotential.com

Pyramid of Potential
245 Washington St #3369
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 260-3937

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Upcoming Local Presentations

 

5 Fun Activities to Improve Attention, Memory, Processing Speed and More! 

November 12, 6:30 - 8; Saratoga Springs Library, Henry Street, Registration requested

 

 

Where's Kathy?

It is now time to set up your professional development at your school - Kathy is available for many dates this Fall! Call now to secure YOUR date!
 
Below are the upcoming workshops that Kathy Johnson is giving. If she is not coming to your area, why not hire her for your next professional development?
   
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Wednesday, November 18 2015 in San Antonio, TX 
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Thursday, November 19, 2015 in Austin, TX
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Friday, November 20, 2015 in Houston, TX
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Monday, December 14 2015 in Cherry Hill, NJ 
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in Bensalem, PA
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 in King of Prussia, PA
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Thursday, January 21 2015 in Boise, ID 
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Friday, January 22, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Monday, January 25, 2015 in Tucson, AZ
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Tuesday, January 26, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Wednesday, January 27, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Monday, February 22, 2015 in San Jose, CA
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Tuesday, February 23, 2015 in Palo Alto, CA
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Wednesday, February 24, 2015 in San Francisco, CA
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Wednesday, March 9, 2015 in Northbrook, IL
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Thursday, March 10, 2015 in Schaumburg, IL
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 
Friday, March 11, 2015 in Oak Lawn, IL
Speaker: KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED
Early Registration: $199.99 

If you aren't near any of these on-site professional development conferences, consider the following:
 
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach  Price: $169.99  Author: Kathy Johnson, MS Ed.  Format: DVD