At BrainTools® we recognize that each child has a unique developmental profile of strengths and weaknesses that contributes to their social emotional, communication, and academic development in different ways.
BrainTools® is comprised of a group of bilingual speech and language pathologists that understand how oral language, cognitive, and executive control processes interact and intersect with processes related to learning to read, write, and do math across developmental time. This allows us to tailor our assessments and design therapeutic intervention programs that meet the individual needs of each child so that their learning challenges are remediated. It also allows us to identify young children at risk of developing oral and written language delays and intervene early so that they do not experience future learning challenges.
Our assessment and therapy practices are grounded in an executive function model developed by our founder, Dr. Barbara Roca, as part of her doctoral dissertation. The strategies that stem from this model are concretized in a series of copyrighted illustrations that help make abstract learning processes and skills more concrete for children. Grounding our practices in an executive function framework helps children develop the self-awareness and self-regulating skills necessary to learn more effectively and generalize therapeutic gains into real-world settings.