Think Smart Reading Center


Learning Skills Program

Our Learning Skills Program develops:

Auditory Processing
Logic & Reasoning
Processing Speed
Visual Processing

These cognitive abilities are the foundation that enable reading and therefore learning to be easier and faster. The experience of successful learning makes a student feel good and their self-esteem is dramatically improved.

First, an evaluation helps us determine if there are deficiencies in a student’s processing skills. If the student is a good candidate for this program, a training program will be developed to meet that student’s individual needs.

Once enrolled in the program, a student will work on specific goals with a professional trainer who will conduct carefully sequenced activities to strengthen weak areas in order to bring the learning system up to par. The training is designed to achieve maximum results in the shortest period of time.

The three main reasons why children have difficulty learning:

  • Lack of or poor instruction

If some tutoring and additional homework does not quickly solve the problem, this is not the cause of your child’s difficulties.

  •  A lack of motivation

Motivation is seldom the reason for difficulty when a child first starts school, but with continual struggle and failure, most children lose their motivation and start to avoid hard tasks. This avoidance then adds to learning problems.

  •  A lack of underlying learning skills

If learning problems cannot quickly be resolved with a little extra tutoring then usually there are deficiencies in the underlying learning skills required to make learning easy, efficient, and fast.

Learning Skills Necessary for Proper Reading Development:


If attention skills are deficient, then the ability to stay on a task for long periods of time or ignore distractions would limit the ability of other mental skills. This can affect all areas of work.

Working memory

If you cannot retain information long enough to properly handle that information, learning will suffer.

Processing speed

If the speed of processing is slow, then the information held in working memory may be lost before it can be used, requiring one to start all over again.

Visual processing

If visual manipulation or visual imagery is poor then those tasks that require seeing in your head (math word problems, and comprehension, etc.) will suffer.

Long-term memory

If the abilities to store and retrieve information easily are poor, then wrong conclusions and answers will result.

Auditory processing

If blending, segmenting and sound analysis are poorly developed, then sounding out words when reading or spelling will be very difficult and result in errors.

Logic and Reasoning

If these abilities are poor, then problem solving, math, and comprehension will be poor.


If comprehension is deficient, understanding and making sense of new information will suffer.

These skills are crucial for fluent reading and comprehension. With these underlying skills, reading can develop and a child can enjoy reading and the ability to remember what they read.

For more information about our programs:

Call Connie at

Think Smart Reading Center

(502)  245-1098


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