We specialize in clients with exceptional learning needs. Scientific research demonstrates that the human brain is capable of forming new pathways . Our holistic approach empowers clients and their by creating new pathways and possibilities for clients and their families. We integrate learning strategies, emotional management methods and mind-body integration movements to facilitate emotional, cognitive, and social learning. We help children and young adults learn how to learn by utilizing current and emerging methods supported by science.
Cognitive weakness and perceptual inefficiency are restructured to support independent learning. The individual develops a new balance between heart and mind, which increases learning capacity, and enhances awareness and understanding [i.e. information reception and retention]. Our clients learn how to apply their emotional intelligence and cognitive strategies to academic, social and athletic areas. When internalized, the independent learner can generalize their skills to all areas of life for continuing success.
Falcone Institute's team creates and implements a personalized developmental plan based on the following areas:
- Higher Order Thinking and Conceptualization Skills
Individualized critical thinking programs develop academic, social and personal problem solving awareness. In order to promote greater knowledge acquisition, we blend powerful cognitive strategies that promote active and independent learning.
Learning strategies and skills in all subjects, ranging from pre-kindergarten through college-level coursework.
- Expressive and Receptive Language
We fortify existing language abilities with skills that strengthen the actual neural pathways underlying reading, writing, and oral communication.
- Emotional Intelligence
Practical methods reduce stress, heighten emotional awareness, increase personal accountability, and foster creative problem solving.
- Body/Mind Integration
Through exercises that increase physiological awareness of one’s emotional state, we help clients minimize anxiety and restore focus to allow them to consistently reach peak learning states. Brain and body integration movements help reduce stress and increase athletic, academic, and personal performance.
- Family Intelligence
Individual and family therapy sessions are provided as needed to address parenting strategies and facilitate improved communication, positive cooperation and productive choices.
- Athletic Skill Development
Mind and body integration movements improve physical and mental endurance. Individuals develop motivation and focus while increasing fine and gross motor control, balance and coordination.
Integrative Programs (wording...)
Emotional Management – Practical methods to reduce stress, heighten emotional awareness, increase personal accountability, and foster creative problem solving.
Energy Psychology Methods – Mind and body integration methods which reduce stress and increase emotional, academic, athletic and personal performance. Specifically, these are self-help skills and in-depth balances for all ages and issues.
Articulation, Reading and Spelling Therapy – An individualized reading therapy program that applies multi-modal methods to teach the individual how to internalize, recognize and discriminate sound production. The individual moves from “learning how to read” to “reading to learn”.
Symbolic Imagery for Spelling and Sight Word Recognition – An individualized program that applies imaging for sight word development, reading fluency, spelling accuracy and internalization of the phonemic code.
Language Comprehension and Concept Formation – An individualized language processing and comprehension program that develops imagery and oral/written language comprehension.
Math Comprehension, Concept Formation and Application – An individualized mathematics program that integrates language comprehension skills to teach number sense. Mathematical concept imagery, reasoning and computation skills are emphasized.
Thinking Skills – An individualized critical thinking program that develops academic, social and personal problem solving strategies.
Organizational Skills – An individualized program that teaches planning time management and goal setting strategies that are applied to academic, social and personal organization.
Study & Test Taking Skills – Individuals learn specific strategies to foster their mastery and demonstration of content knowledge in testing environments.
Individual Subject Mastery – Individuals learn to integrate emotional management, energy psychology methods and learning strategies into content areas.
Fast ForWord Language & Reading® – Language based computer programs that develop and reinforce foundation reading and comprehension skills.
Music Therapy – Examples of music therapy include The Listening Program® and Biolateral Music®. These programs stimulate brain functioning, stress management and auditory processing of full spectrum sound.
Family Skill Building – Integration of skills into family communication and functioning.
Neurocognitive Enhancement – Neurocognitive programs that treat developmental delays, traumatic brain injury, addiction and other impairments.