SMART Brain Training Teaches Kids How To Learn.
The RaiseYourIQ intellectual skills intervention is called SMART training (Strengthening Mental Abilities with Relational Training). This training is content free. A RaiseYourIQ course does not teach students anything that they can use in their examinations (e.g., how to multiply, the capital of Peru). What our online course DOES teach children is the foundational reasoning skills crucial to vocabulary acquisition and mathematical reasoning. In effect, SMART training gives children and students the tools to learn more effectively. Moreover RaiseYourIQ brain training re-mediates deficits in these skills bases that not only cannot be taught at school efficiently without extensive one-to-one assistance, but can even help children to catch up to and even surpass the population average in intellectual ability. This is the springboard from which future learning then occurs in all of us.
RaiseYourIQ SMART training is based on Relational Training.
Everyday, parents and teachers teach children relational skills routinely without even knowing it. For example, parents inadvertently teach young children the concept of “sameness” in normal language interaction. To be more specific, a parent will not just teach a child one word for a television set, they may in fact use two. On one occasion they may refer to it as the “tv” and on another as “the box”. The child will have to be explicitly told in the early years that given this information, “TV” and “box” refer to the same thing. Any confusion shown by the child is met with assurance from the parent that whenever two words are used for the same thing – those two words have the same meaning as each other. This is just one way in which a child learns to understand what “same” means and how “same” relations can be derived across multiple words and objects in logical ways. This in essence is a skill required for vocabulary expansion. If it were not for this skill, each and every word in the child’s vocabulary would have to be taught individually and related to each other word individually (i.e. billions of individual learning tasks).
SMART training is a tool that can aid in every kids development because it removes barriers to education and the reaching of their potential. RaiseYourIQ leaves the supposed "maximum IQ" in the rear view mirror. Everyday we help not just of children with borderline and mild learning difficulties, but all children to learn reasoning skills and strengthen their mental abilities with relational training.