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[ALC] Memory: Sensory Memory

Sensory memory refers to the temporary storage of information based on the stimuli we receive via our senses. In other words, they are what we remember after seeing or hearing something.

[ALC] “I Can” Series #3 – I Can Use “Pass Skill” When I Need to Stay on Topic While Writing or Write an Equal Sign in Math!

Students in the School of Life-Active Learning Program have different academic goals; however, as children or adolescents, they often share similar interests. In this episode of “I Can” Series, we will share stories of two Active Learners – one high school student (Student A) and one middle school student (Student B). In order to achieve their academic goals in writing and math respectively, they incorporated an individualized psycho-educational skill under the same name, and as a result, they were able to eliminate their problematic learning behaviors prevalent in the beginning.  

[IPS] Breakthrough Series 2: Exposure Response Prevention Therapy

✅ What Is Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy?  Clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are encouraged to let intrusive thoughts occur without having to neutralize their anxieties with compulsions in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. The therapy is a part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has been widely usedContinue reading “[IPS] Breakthrough Series 2: Exposure Response Prevention Therapy”

[ALC] “I Can” Series #2 – I Can Spell without Making Mistakes

Students who experienced academic struggles due to unclear acquisition of alphabets when first learning English as their first or second language joined the psycho-educational programs at our School of Life – Active Learning Center. Younger children especially get easily confused by certain alphabets that look similar to one another, or misspell words due to the sound vs. spelling irregularities in the English language. They lose confidence due to uncertainty in spelling and as they get older, naturally lose interest in learning altogether. However, simply having them memorize spellings will only reduce their motivation to learn, which results in ignoring psycho-educational methods suitable for each child.  

[ALC] “I can!” Series #1 – I Can Pick Out Chicken Breast from a Chicken Salad

A student who easily gave up reading if a passage seemed any bit long or difficult to read due to delayed language development came to join the School of Life-Active Learning Center’s psycho-educational program. He found it extremely challenging to find what the main idea or important information is in a reading passage and consequently, acquire grade-equivalent knowledge.  We first introduced a psycho-educational strategy which helps bring the student’s interest-“chicken salad”-into the learning situationContinue reading “[ALC] “I can!” Series #1 – I Can Pick Out Chicken Breast from a Chicken Salad”

[IPS] Breakthrough Series 1: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Phobias/Anxiety

✅ What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive behavior therapy assumes that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and involves efforts to change thinking and behavioral patterns to relieve symptoms of psychological problems. The therapy is evidence-based meaning that the therapy has been scientifically proven to produce change in many people who suffer from anxiety disorders, depression, and other severe mental illness.  

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