Overcome Learning Difficulties
Overcome Learning Difficulties

The Raviv Method

How can it help?

Whilst many approaches to learning provide ways of working around the problem or implementing coping strategies, the Raviv Method's approach differs.

Raviv helps to develop new neural pathways in the brain to enable the natural learning of essential life skills. Consequently, improvement continues after the completion of the programme and benefits will often appear in other areas of life.
Raviv benefits include enhancing pre-school learning, overcoming learning difficulties, achieving excellence in children and adults, improving cognitive and motor skills following stroke or brain injury. 

Raviv is focused, effective and rapid with benefits seen in as little as six months.

On completion of the programme, the life-changing foundations have been laid and the student will now continue to thrive. It is the point where the 'baton is handed over' from the practioner to the student.

For whatever reason the Raviv programme was undertaken, the challenges or difficulties will have been overcome and it is so important to understand that improvements will continue to be seen.

 

 

The programme works amazingly well at improving key learning skills, singularly or where more than one exists such as:

Dyslexia (reading)
Dyspraxia (motor skills)
Dyscalculia (maths)
Dysgraphia (writing)
Memory

Time Management

Organisation Skills

ADHD

ADD
Auditory Processing
Asperger's Syndrome
Autism Spectrum
Stroke

Brain Injury

Recent developments in cognitive science are helping us to better understand the structure and functioning of the brain.

With the advances in brain-scanning technology, research has been carried out comparing dyslexic with non-dyslexic brains. The brains of dyslexics show variations in the left and right side activity. Research has shown that non-dyslexics use the left side of their brain for reading and dyslexics have been found to use the left and right side of their brain for reading. The right side of the brain is used more for creative skills and is not wired for reading.

Dyslexics therefore have to work significantly harder than their non-dyslexic peers to achieve the same result.

 

I give the analogy that non-dyslexics use the motorway to get from one side of the brain to the other in a straight line:

 

 

A-------------------------------B

 

 

Dyslexics take the scenic, twisty, bendy B-roads to make the same journey, making it longer and slower for them to process the same information:

A/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\B

The Raviv Method for Developing and Correcting Learning Skills

 

The Raviv Method was founded by mother and son, Nili Raviv and Barak Ben Shimchon, to develop and correct learning and attention skills in children and adults. 

The student will learn how to do the daily 20 minutes figure-of-eight walk, with visual and auditory stimulus (this might be a TV or DVD player) opposite the central point of the crossover.

During the walk, the student will develop the ability to maintain their focus on the visual and auditory stimulus.

The practitioner will use this time to give the subject a range of age appropriate mental sequencing, rhyming and numerical games and exercises, designed to develop sequencing and memory skills.

These exercises are supported by ball catching and throwing.

 

The student will learn how to carry out breathing techniques and a ‘clockface’ focusing exercise.

Depending on the needs of the individual, there are stand-alone exercises available including spelling correction, developing a ‘photographic memory’, correct letter and number directionality, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and exam nerves. These exercises can be given as a focused intervention when a developmental gap is found and the plasticity of the brain will create new, more effective structures for the learner to use.

 

The programme consists of five jointly implemented processes:

 

  1. Creating the specific neural structures required for the learning process - When the neurological connections that originate from the maturing of these skills are not adequately developed, the bio-neurological connection is interrupted.
  2. Focused strategies for controlling brain activity - Learning and attention are associated with high frequency brain waves whereas learning and attention difficulties are evident in low frequency brain waves. This can result in poor concentration, judgment, organisational skills, lack of control of impulses and ineffective cognitive functioning. The Raviv Method is an effective programme for controlling the functioning of the neural circuitry in the brain. The programme enables focused mental activity (high frequency brainwaves) when called upon to pay attention and relaxed mental activity (low frequency brainwaves) when concentration is not required.
  3. Training the brain to control two-dimensional perception - Developing and sustaining two-dimensional perception (i.e. the ability to turn a shape into a symbol and to decipher letters and words) is essential for the development of effective learning skills. Well-established two-dimensional perception allows the proper development required to perceive direction and continuity. Both direction and continuity are key elements in the reading process, which includes, the perception of letters, words and sentences, as well as reading comprehension; creating concepts and connecting ideas. Two-dimensional perception is necessary for establishing arithmetic skills. This perception is achieved by creating continuity that is trained through counting or enumerating, thus gaining quantitative insight and generalising skills.
  4. Training the brain in phonological skills - This training refers to the establishment of phonological awareness, which provides the student with the ability to access and interpret phonological information associated with the written word, i.e. translate sound to symbol.
  5. Learning and memory strategies - This includes memory techniques, comprehension and summarising, revision techniques, essay writing, association mapping, stress management and time management.

 

Summary

 

The Raviv Method is a focused and effective neuro-cognitive programme. The Method stimulates the brain to generate the specific brain structures that are essential for the learning process, practises strategies for controlling brain activity and trains the brain to achieve well-established two-dimensional perception.

‘Like switching the light on’ - The Raviv Method and its contribution to overcoming learning difficulties.

Research carried out by Penny Frost

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