therapy, which has been validated in controlled clinical studies
funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is presented
as a simple, fun, computer game followed by reading. It not
only improves most reading skills, it rapidly and permanently
improves learning and thinking abilities. Click here to watch a short intro to what PATH is.
therapy is the first reading therapy that remediates the entire
range of reading problems for children from 5 years old up
to adults over 60 years old.
show PATH therapy to be a rapid and effective means for treating
children with a wide spectrum of reading difficulties, from
ordinary poor reading to Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder
(ADD and ADHD) and Autism.
In addition to remediating childrens’ reading difficulties, studies show PATH therapy to be a rapid and effective means for treating older adults who have slowing mental agility: Trouble with navigation, visual memory, sequential processing, figure-ground discrimination, field of view, and/or speed of processing.
research has discovered that children and adults with reading
problems have incompletely developed neurons in the brain’s
motion-sensitive visual pathways, and that
tuning these pathways is key to improving reading skills.
accomplishes this tuning by training the brain to discriminate
the direction that faint, striped, grayscale patterns move
on varied backgrounds. The patterns employed are designed to
activate motion sensitive cells at both early (retinal) and
later (cortical) processing levels in the motion pathways.
these neurons control the output strength, or gain, of the
brain's direction-selectivity network, their incomplete development
is believed to prevent the brain’s frontal areas from
exerting top-down attentional focus, keeping the linked pattern-sensitive
neurons from effectively processing important visual cues.
This manifests itself as dyslexia, or difficulty isolating
and identifying critical visual elements, such as letters and
words, from the sea of visual features on a page.
direction discrimination training tunes the brain's neural
timing, enabling the magnocellular (large) neurons in the motion
pathway to improve the intake of visual information. In turn,
this allows the pattern-sensitive cells (the parvocellular,
or small neuron, pathway) to isolate and process letters and
conducted in public elementary schools in the Ventura, Los
Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Districts found
that children who practiced this therapy significantly improved
their reading fluency, including their ease and enjoyment of
5 sessions: a 50% average increase in reading rates
After 10 sessions, a 100% average increase in reading rates
After 30 sessions, a 200-400% average increase in reading rates
*Clinical validation was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Institute of Educational Sciences (US Department of Education), and Perception Dynamics Institute.