The IPP system is successful because it treats the cause of the learning disability.
What is SOI-IPP?
SOI assesses, profiles, and develops cognition and perception - the abilities and skills that are essential to the classroom - enabling learners to become quality students.
The success of SOI can be traced directly to fundamental science:
• Intelligence is not fixed at birth
• Multiple Intelligences can be developed
• A student’s "teachability" can be nurtured at any age
Learning: It’s dependent on more than just the teacher and the curriculum. It's dependent on the student and his or her ability to learn.
Cognition Before Content
Every year, school systems all across the country devote resources to educational programs that focus on improving the quality of the curriculum or the quality of the teachers. SOI programs focus on something much more basic: the quality of the students. Are they able to think? Are they prepared to learn? Can their ability to learn be improved?
SOI is founded on the fact that the brain is the cornerstone of education. If students aren’t able to process or retain information, it doesn’t matter what you teach them or how you teach them, they’re not going to learn. ‘D’ students, and even "B" students, very often have a desire to succeed that exceeds their ability to learn. They may be strong in some areas but weak in others. They may have 20/20 eyesight, but can’t read left to right or compute right to left. They may work well with close supervision, but have trouble working independently.
The SOI-IPP program works to improve attention span, memory, comparison/contrast thinking, eye-hand coordination, systems reasoning and other skills essential to the learning process, helping students perform better in school and in life.
Student Steps to Success
Students who have been identified by their teachers as having academic or behavioral difficulties are referred to the SOI-IPP Lab. A trained paraprofessional supervises the cognitive psychomotor and physical exercises used in the
In the SOI-IPP Lab we assess 26 cognitive abilities and 11 perceptual skills including attention, memory, verbal comprehension, visual sequencing, and auditory sequencing. We evaluate the test scores, construct a profile of each student’s skills and abilities, determine what needs to be improved, and then create a specific program of learning development exercises for that student.
Each student’s profile of cognitive abilities indicates areas for improvement, while giving teachers and parents a specific snapshot of the student’s strengths, weaknesses and learning-style preferences.
During the next 5 to 9 months, the students attend the SOI-IPP Lab at least twice a week for 40- to 50-minute sessions. Cognitive abilities are developed with carefully structured exercises that build one aptitude at a time. Perceptual skills are strengthened through a series of physical activities that repetitively build the neural ‘bridges’ necessary to achieve control of mind over body. These procedures literally ‘bulk up’ attention, memory, rule-following, concept formation, context comprehension, process orientation and the learner’s other essential thinking skills.
Students’ academic performance dramatically improves, they connect with the learning process, and increase their capacity to remember and apply information. Once completing the SOI-IPP program they are ready to participate and learn in the classroom environment.
When students connect to learning, EVERYONE WINS.