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It is vital that students continually update and elevate their study skills when changing from elementary to middle and high school, or preparing for standardized testing and college entrance exams. Too often, rote memorization and replication are the study skills of choice over comprehension and depth of understanding, leaving learning to suffer.

Our Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training teaches the cognitive processes that support deeper-level thinking, focus, and meaningful learning.

The program enables students to analyze, focus and engage in learning on a more meaningful level. Our SMART training guides students to become “neuroengineers of their own brains”. Students learn to take ownership of their brain performance inspired by curiosity that drives innovation and gives them tools to grow in the classroom and beyond.

Skip the memorization and learn smarter.

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?

Teen Training is cognitive training through SMART (Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training). SMART is a series of brain processes that can be applied to any context. More than a decade of clinical trials have demonstrated that the approaches taught in this training strengthen the brain’s frontal networks – regions that support attention, planning, judgment and emotional management.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Teen training is offered to students currently in grades 6 – 12.

WHAT IS THE TRAINING SCHEDULE?

Ten one-hour sessions held after school across four or five weeks. A typical weekly schedule is from 5 – 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

WHERE IS TRAINING LOCATED?

Brain Performance Institute
2200 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235
(972) 883-3400

For questions, please contact Denice Myers at Denice.Myers@utdallas.edu or (972) 883-3247.

Specific outcomes of the training are not guaranteed. Different individuals may use the tools in different ways. Maximum brain change results from the completion of all steps in the SMART program and continual adoption of brain strategies. In order to fully benefit from the SMART program, participants should complete all session in succession.

SMART has been shown to enhance frontal lobe networks, the core problem-solving and judgment center of the brain.

Study findings indicate positive changes in working memory, inhibition and gist reasoning as well as retention of details.

SMART has been associated with improvements in standardized test outcomes and academic performance.

SMART TEEN TRAINING GRADUATES REPORT:


GREATER ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
  • Improved study skills and homework efficiency, enabling assignments to be completed with greater retention and understanding
  • Broadened analytical and complex problem-solving skills
INCREASED CLASSROOM ENGAGEMENT
  • Expanded responsibility in school and personal connection to the subject matter
  • Elevated study skills and homework efficiency