About the Raviv Method
The Raviv Method is fast emerging as one of the most exciting new neuro-cognitive approaches to developing and correcting learning and attention skills in children and adults. The Method works amazingly well to address key learning skills and specific learning difficulties, including: Dyslexia and verbal linguistic function, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, difficulties in spatial orientation, difficulties with orientation in time, short & long term memory skills, motor coordination, organizational skills, inter-personal skills, self awareness, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder–ADHD/ADD. The method is focused and rapid: the length of program for correcting learning disabilities is 4-6 months.
The method consists of five jointly implemented processes, using a unique Raviv Computer Program integrated in all stages of the program:
1. Creating the specific neurological structure required for the learning process.
The specific brain structures required for the learning process develop sequentially during early human development. The program evaluates developmental skills from each development phase; if a developmental gap is found, a focused intervention is made to bridge it .
2. Focused strategies for controlling brain activity.
Learning and attention are associated with high frequency brain waves. The Raviv Method is an effective program for controlling the functioning of the neural circuitry in the brain, enabling focused mental activity (high frequency brain waves) when called upon to pay attention and relaxation (lower frequency brain waves) when concentrated focusing is not required. Thus the training improves the individual’s ability to activate the brain for the purpose of focusing attention and controlling the learning process and to reduce the brain activity for the sake of relieving stress, managing test anxiety and general relaxation.
3. Correcting reading skills.
Developing and sustaining two-dimensional perception, i.e., the ability to turn a shape into a symbol and to decipher letters and words is essential for the development of effective learning skills. Well-established two-dimensional perception allows the proper development of the faculty to perceive directions and continuity required for the reading process: perception of letters, words, and sentences, entire text passages, reading comprehension, creating concepts and connecting ideas. Two-dimensional perception is necessary for establishing arithmetic perception: creating continuity by means of counting or enumerating, gaining quantitative insight and generalizing skills. The Raviv Method trains participants in two-dimensional perception.
4. Training the brain in phonological skills
This refers to the establishment of phonological awareness. Phonological awareness improves the client’s ability to access and interpret phonological information associated with written messages that translate sound to symbol.
5. Bridging learning gaps in comparison to the age/ class of the student.
Teaching the use of strategies for effective learning.