This is a program used to develop auditory processing of information presented orally. This procedure is especially important for students with learning disabilities centred in the auditory modality function. It teaches them to focus, pay attention and improve their memory.
This program is central to Vancouver Learning Centre Signature neurocognitive training that uses targeted and intense drill exercises based on our understanding of neuroplasticity to improve brain function and to enhance the student’s ability to process oral instruction in the classroom.
In addition, at the Vancouver Learning Centre we also teach directly to transfer the skill to practical use. For this reason, prose materials, especially those related to the curriculum, are also used in a structured way to help students pay attention to precise details in classroom teaching.
In all school classrooms and in college and university lecture halls oral instruction is the key method of educational delivery of information and teaching. Students with learning disabilities in auditory processing brain function are particularly disadvantaged when they are not able to absorb and remember details as teachers speak their lessons, give homework instruction orally, or invite students to comment and dialogue. This skill is very amenable to improvement with targeted training.