Understanding Fluency

Dependence to Independence to Interdependence!

Background on Fluency

We think fluency is about the checklist of improving reading only, but that is simply only one perspective within the academic environment.

"Automaticity [fluency] is the ability to perform skilled tasks without specific cognitive attention to these tasks" (Poldrack, Saab, Foerde, et. al., 2005).

Many of the students at The Thinking Center present with a lack of automaticity in many areas of learning. Applying Neuronet learning creates the bicycle effect or permanent learning. Training the brain and body to work together, creates an independent learner. Using Neuronet means committing to helping your child create automaticity which means learning gets easier. In addition, the application of the PACE program can be very valuable to improve executive function, integration thinking, awareness of errors and make corrections, and improve overall thinking.

Let's Shift Our Notion of Fluency...

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[noor-oh-pla-stis-i-tee, nyoor] noun the capacity of the nervous system to develop new neuronal connections: the brain's natural ability to form new connections in order to compensate for injury


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Teaching Auditory Processing to Understand the Sequence of Sounds for Better Fluency

Moving sounds around

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