We have two beliefs at The Curious Edge:
1) Every child can learn.
2) It is our job to discover the best ways to help them learn.
Here is how we do it.
The Curious Edge Assessment
Without the right kind of assessment, you cannot determine the true root cause of a person’s struggle.
We take pride in offering the most comprehensive assessment available in order to be intentional about our strategies for improvement.
We provide you, as the parent, teacher or administrator, data about true causes of educational gaps. Then, we are able to customize a plan of action based on informed, calculated data.
The Curious Edge Pathway
From the assessment we determine areas of deficit in each student’s underlying cognitive skills.
For example, if a child is struggling with reading, we will determine where the breakdown is and create neural pathways that have not been previously activated in the brain.
In the first phase of our intervention, we address each cognitive roadblock, use research-based clinical interventions to chip away at the roadblock and establish neurological pathways .
This results in a strong neurological foundation that creates a path for an academic breakthrough.
We call this phase of the pathway, “The Brainboost.” Once the cognitive function is strong and the pathway is clear, we look specifically at the academic skills that need to be addressed. These skills include reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
Finally, once the neurological pathway is clear and the academic skill is strengthened, we address practices such as homework skills and strategies.
The Curious Edge Difference
We are proud of the strides our students make in standardized test scores, reading accuracy rates and reading fluency rates.
But we see results in other ways as well.
After about three weeks of work, students often say that they can feel the difference. Reading is easier. School is more fun.
Recently, a high school student said, “I sat down and read fifty pages in a book. I didn’t want to put the book down! And I have never liked reading.”
We see confidence grow. At the beginning of the pathway, students often walk into our office dejected. Shoulders slumped. Eyes down. Discouraged.
But after a few weeks, they make eye contact with our staff and initiate conversation. They share stories of success with energy and excitement.
They come in as Eeyore and leave as Tigger.
Info: (859) 899-3343(EDGE) or http://thecuriousedge.com