C8 Sciences has ‘cracked the code’ for improving executive function skills in the classroom.
New Haven, CT (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
C8 Sciences, pioneers and developers of neuroscience-based cognition assessment and development products that boast the potential to solve some of the most significant problems in childhood education, has reported the concentration of its resources on improving executive function skills in the classroom. C8 Sciences’ case studies, pilot programs, and research findings have now shown that through the aid of its innovative ACTIVATE™ program; which measurably strengthens neurocognitive functions by combining computer and physical exercises to help children with ADHD, autism, and other learning disorders; the areas of working memory, self-control, sustained attention, cognitive flexibility, and other executive function skills are “dramatically improved.”
“ACTIVATE Education is the most advanced brain training program for ADHD in the classroom, and provides teachers with real-time progress reporting for each and every student,” states Matt Fitzpatrick, C8 Sciences’ Vice President of Product Management. “Utilizing sophisticated games and physical exercises, we help students with ADHD measure and improve executive function skills and their brains’ core cognitive abilities while simultaneously delivering real time data to teachers and professionals. Our goal for our ADHD students is to help them focus…while making it fun.”
According to C8 Sciences representatives, many students with learning disabilities struggle with executive function, which can make activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, remembering details, and managing time and space difficult. Further, problems with executive function – a set of mental processes that helps connect past experiences with present action – can be seen at any age, yet often contribute to challenging younger students in academic learning.
“Children and adults suffering with executive function disorder (EFD) have problems with organizing and schedules, and more often than not, they are also diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),” adds Kevin Custer, C8 Sciences’ Vice Chairman. “We like to say that C8 Sciences has ‘cracked the code’ for improving executive function skills in the classroom – i.e. executive function disorder treatment – via our ACTIVATE program and its protocols; through such measures as an executive function performance test, our scientists assess executive function skills in an attempt to broaden child cognitive development.”
Based on C8 Sciences’ research, children that exhibit poor executive functioning, including many with ADHD, are more disorganized than other kids. This may encompass taking an extraordinarily long time to get dressed, or becoming overwhelmed while doing simple chores around the house. Even schoolwork can become a nightmare, say C8 Sciences spokespeople, because the children regularly misplace papers or begin week-long assignments the night before they are due. Learning specialists such as C8 Sciences have devised ways to bolster the organizational skills that do not come naturally to a child with poor executive functioning, teaching a mix of specific strategies and alternative instructional styles that compliment or enhance a child’s particular abilities.
C8 Sciences can be reached by calling (877) 360-9229. For more information, visit http://www.c8sciences.com.