Memory and attention are the first order and first requirement skills for all learners. Human beings produce the internal chemistry to make memory by paying attention.
Young children develop this ability naturally as the years and grades in school increase. However, whenever there is difficulty in paying attention, the first priority of the Vancouver Learning Centre is to teach and extend each learner’s ability to pay attention.
But this is not enough by itself!
Learners must be directly taught to transfer this new ability to paying attention in the classroom. Systems of Cognitive Behaviour Training (CBT) are used to ensure learners become more effective at paying attention.