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The Best Solution for Struggling Students 

Is your child facing unexpected learning challenges? Have they tried tutoring with limited results? Do you know your child has enormous potential, but their grades are not reflective of that? Does your child experience these signs and symptoms? It is time to look for a new solution.

Fairfield County, Connecticut

 While traditional tutoring focuses on reteaching academic content, PACE, our Processing and Cognitive Enhancement program focuses on identifying the root of the problem. PACE concentrates on developing the foundational and fundamental skills needed for learning; known interchangeably as cognitive skills, processing skills, and executive functions. These skills are most often the source of learning challenges, reading difficulties, and learning disabilities. The brain, and these skills, can change throughout a person's life. These skills can be negatively impacted by concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

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Executive Function Skills Review

Master the Code Can Offer a Solution for Reading Struggles

Assessment and Consultation

Through our Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills Assessment, we determine which specific areas lack adequate cognitive and processing skills. These skills allow your child to listen actively, identify, remember, understand, and interpret information presented to them. Along with this Assessment, the parent consultation is vital in fully grasping the child's current skills and desired future goals.


After the Assessment and consultation, our research-based training focuses on those identified weaker skills. Through this process we work to strengthen them, which in turn enhances the remaining cognitive and processing abilities. The use of sequencing and training exercises in a rigorous one-on-one setting is essential for enhancement. The goal is to correct or develop undeveloped cognitive and processing skills quickly. This process produces long-lasting changes that enables children to learn on their own effectively and achieve their potential. 

Children want to succeed in school, but without the development of these underlying skills, we find children work too hard with little success. Often, experiencing immense frustration along the way. This frustration eventually can lead to avoidance of subjects altogether. Cognitive learning skills are vital in order to learn easier, think faster and perform better. Successful completion of the PACE program can change your child's academic trajectory. It can have a positive impact on future education and learning opportunities that may not have been present otherwise. 

How Cognitive Training Works

Student Success

Master the Code is a unique program that is structured in the same way the spoken language is originally learned (sound-to-code) and is based on the latest research in reading interventions. This program is ideal for those struggling with reading, spelling and who have ineffective habits of reading. Training accurate recognition and understanding of letters, the combinations of letters, and those corresponding sounds are the core of Master the Code. In order to be a efficient and effective reader it is essential to develop a solid foundational knowledge of the English language. Master the Code paired with PACE can help solidify this foundation in struggling students. 





Both reading and spelling skills are improved through Master the Code. Often the root cause of reading and spelling struggles are due to deficiencies in a particular mental skill. Research has found a strong link between the ability to manipulate sounds in words and the ability to read. The three main issues are often blending sounds, separating individual sounds in a word and analyzing the multiple sounds within a word. Master the Code focuses in depth on these areas in order to correct and strengthen these skills.


Discovering the Cause of the Problem

Reading Issues Checklist

Introduction to the Gibson Cognitive Skills Assessment 

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps


The Assessment is the first step toward identifying the root cause of the problem. The Assessment aids in the development of an individualized program that targets weaker skills in order to strengthen them. 

12-14 week program focused on strengthening weaker cognitive skills that are the root cause of learning difficulties. PACE works by providing fast and visible changes in academics and beyond.


Paired with our PACE program Master the Code helps students struggling with Auditory and Visual based issues. This program is unique, it ensures the student completely understands the sound before learning its varying spelling codes during this 24 week program (including PACE).


Joined by the student's parents or guardians we will discuss the results of the Assessment. Diving into the student's strengths and weaknesses, and the impact they have in the student's daily life. If one or more of the cognitive skills are weak it is likely an Intervention will be recommended and discussed.

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