The Academy for Cognitive Enhancement (ACE) is based on a systematic program to provide mediation and remediation of a complete range of cognitive strategies which apply to all areas of learning as well as to outside-school areas such as family life, career choice, and general problem-solving.

The research is based on the work of Israeli psychologist Dr. Reuven Feuerstein which supports the assumption that intelligence is dynamic and modifiable, not static or fixed. The Academy seeks to correct the deficiencies in fundamental thinking skills, and provides students with the concepts, skills, strategies, operations, and techniques necessary to function as independent learners, increase their motivation, and develop metacognition - in short, to "learn how to learn."

Academy for Cognitive Enhancement

Who We Are: The Academy for Cognitive Enhancement follows the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Program in order to teach both children and adolescents how to develop problem-solving abilities, thinking and cognitive strategies, and communication skills.

Evidence-Based: For the past 25 years, over 3,000 research studies have been completed in many countries throughout the world, finding positive correlations on various groups of school populations, and the instrumental enrichment program.

Program Overview: The Academy consists of two programs, the Basic level student program (ages 3-8), and the Standard program (ages 9-18). Both programs are intended to assist students in learning how to learn.

Enhancement Areas:The specific tasks and activities in the program which are created for each specific child, are designed to enhance the following areas:

  • Language development-verbal communication and listening
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Identification and understanding of emotions
  • Learning socially acceptable behavior
  • Regulation and control of behavior
  • Reasoning skills

Getting Started: A preliminary evaluation will be completed in order to evaluate and determine what services would be most beneficial to your child. A recommended treatment plan and learning schedule will then be offered, based on your child's specific needs.