The Spark Development & Learning Program™, a multidiscipline approach encompassing the areas of sensory integration, cognitive processing, brain-based learning theory, and nutrition, is designed to strengthen the mental and physiological skills necessary for efficient and effective learning.
The physiological skills of each student are assessed through the Sensory Motor Visual Integration Screening. These skills are developed and strengthened in the specially equipped Spark Development Centers Sensory Integration Room™ (“SIR™”).
Visualization and anchoring techniques are employed at the beginning of each training session. Students are instructed to visualize the activities to be accomplished and engage in specified movements designed to anchor the prepared “feeling,” ease stress and stimulate blood flow.
The student then undertakes a sensory integration strengthening program designed with the assistance of professionals in several fields including child development, developmental optometry, and auditory processing.
Focusing on the sensory skills necessary for academic achievement, the exercises help strengthen:
Critical to whole-brain activities such as reading comprehension, writing and creativity.
Necessary for attention and the proper development of the other sensory systems.
Gross and Fine Motor Skills:
For physical education and penmanship.
Body and Spatial Awareness:
Important for, among other things, math skills and peer interaction.
Saccadic Eye Movement
Near Point Acuity
Vision skills critical to accurate decoding and proper visual intake.
Auditory Processing Skills:
To improve listening and attention.
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