Additional tools provided at Rocky Point Academy
Please note: These additional tools are separate and distinct tools from the DavisTM programs. These tools will not correct learning disabilities, but can be useful additions for the visual-spatial learner. Not all clients will receive these tools.
This tool helps develop story ideas, plot line, transitions, description and editing using pictures. It breaks the process into small, easy steps.
We take a different twist to mindmapping, which uses a more visual approach and includes Accelerated Learning Techniques (brain access patterns). This helps a client not only get their thoughts organized before writing, but also for studying and organization in general.
A visual reinforcement used to increase intention when trying to concentrate or shut out distractions.
Erasing negative pictures:
Since a dyslexic experiences their imagination as reality, entering into an activity with a negative attitude can result in defeat before attempting the activity. This technique enables the client to eliminate the reason for the negative attitude.
Although a client may have great ideas and information about a topic they often struggle getting it down in a logical and acceptable structure. Seeing the structure in a clear, visual manner helps organize information.
Choose from a variety of organizational strategies to help organize binders, bills, clothes, paperwork, crafts, collections and more.
A variety of study strategies and memory techniques are explored so that the client can choose the ones that work best for them.
Test Taking Skills:
Learn how to go into a exam positive and relaxed; how to prepare for different types of exams (multiple choice, essay, fill-in-the-blank etc.); and discover tips to remember while writing the exam itself.
It is our hope that our kids never need to go through this, but reality paints a different picture. These techniques have proven very useful in decreasing and eliminating the bullying.
Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP):
NLP can be used in a large variety of situations… learning spelling words, helping eliminate phobias, memory retention, improving sports and public speaking, just to name a few.
Music notation is a language of its own, and with it comes a whole new set of symbols for the dyslexic to learn. Like words- these symbols can cause confusion and lead to disorientation. Using the symbol mastery process gives these symbols meaning and enables a client to “read” the music more easily.