PASD Club

Programme for Academic Skills Development – PASD Club

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Learning is a skill that is acquired and lack of this skill may be confused with dyslexia. Whilst learning is part of human evolution and academic learning is a right, the principle of learning has to be built into the education system through proactive work and self-belief. This is where a programme of Academic Skills build up becomes an essential tool to ensure continuity of success. Programme for Academic Skills Disorders (PASD™) success was based on the following factors (PRAM):
1- Perception
2- Recognition
3- Attention
4- Memory

Most sufferers require 1:1 approach initially. In my experience 1:4 should be the maximum ratio. The time should be devoted to decoding and re-coding the educational pathway. My observation over the past years entrenches the period of training on what I call GROW:

1- G- The GOAL of the exercise: normally about 3- 5 minutes, i.e. to the level the sufferer can understand and in the language they understand.

2- R- The reality of achieving that level of training-.about 15-20 minutes Ensure the topic is relevant and is part of the pathway

3- O- Options and opportunity of the sufferer to develop with the learning programme and enhance memory bank enhancement

4- W- What time scale the programme follow, when should finish and who should be leading the final decision- the tutor or the pupil?

PASD™ programmes designed for all ages from 5 to 15 yrs of age and specially designed programmes for over 15 and adults who wish to improve their reading and writing skills without the need to undertake examination for their skills. The PASD™ available in 6 modules and covers 51 topics of English language and comprehensive mathematical curriculum from simple numbers to algebra and geometry.

Academic Skills Disorder enhancement Programme PASD™ is individually designed and created to help you in two ways:

Visual
By seeing the words frequently in the accurate format, writing it and seeing it with greater depth and glare free way, you are more likely to remember it than if it was hazy, blurred or has no “depth”

Intellectual
Using useful rules, grouping spelling and relating words form families, will make learning easier and whilst we may still have a common trap with some words, the majority should become easy to tackle.

PASD™ is divided into three programmes:
PASD™ 1 – ENGLISH LITERACY
This programme aims at the following English language topics:
English Literature & Comprehension
English Reading and word play
Spelling and writing Skills
Grammer and language rules
Story writing and Ideas to improve mental English alertness
Copying and writing at speed

PASD™ 2 – MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT
This programme aims at the following Mathematics topics:
Numbers and tables
Division and multiplication
Lateral thinking and mental math
Problem solving
Estimation and fractions

PASD™ 3 – GENERAL TOPICS & SPECIFICS
This programme is designed for General topics or any special subjects:
Science, IT, Graphics etc..

Sue directing PASD members on pathway into solving mathematical problems

Amelia putting a programme to the test

PASD members under the watchful eye of trainer Jane developing Literacy skills. External links dyslexia & learning disorders:

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