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Once the initial brain development has taken place in a child, if the stimulation was inadequate, problems start to come to the fore when children enter the school-system and are expected to learn  vast amounts of information and skills with little one-on-one assistance. To make things worse, they must do so in over-crowded classrooms! It is no wonder illiteracy is such a pressing problem in South Africa!

The need to remedy learning and mental development problems has spawned an entire industry of very expensive practices, but SmartBrain believes that the proper neural programming and focus on reading and language development lies at the heart of most of these problems.

SmartBrain’s courses have been designed to be able to address every level of difficulty experienced by learners and are available from our branches throughout South Africa.

Every new student is assessed by a SmartBrain facilitator to determine his/her current level of development so that the exact entry level of the appropriate course (Sound, Word or Reading Empowerment) can be followed.

Read more about the different courses here:

“Education is the most powerful weapon
we can use to change the world.”

~ Nelson Mandela ~

Beginner’s Phonics and Maths

The Beginner’s Phonics and Maths course is aimed at 5-7 year-olds and forms the perfect foundation for reading and mathematical skills.

In Great Britain and other developed countries, basic reading and mathematical skills are strongly developed by the age of 7. The widespread belief held in South Africa, that no real learning should take place until a child enters grade 1, is erroneous and creates opportunity for a child to fall behind already in the earliest stages of his school career.  As with any talent or skill, the younger one starts, the greater the scope for development will be!

In order to ensure the optimum development of your youngster, the Beginner’s Phonics and Maths course is facilitated by trained individuals at SmartBrain’s centres, usually in sessions of 1 or 2 hours per week.

This course teaches a child to:

•    Sound out words;

•    Form letters correctly; and

•    Do foundational maths.

With the foundation properly laid, once a child enters the schooling system, the work will not be so overwhelming. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages is that this programme will help to prevent learners, whose parents are not always there for personal attention and stimulation, from falling very behind.  Parents who spend time and are “hands-on” with the development of their children, can never be replaced, but in an imperfect society where often both parents hold down full-time jobs, compensating to prevent a problem later is always a wise decision.

Enrol your child today and and make a lasting contribution to his/her future that is more valuable than a college fund!

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Sound Empowerment

This course lays the foundation for reading, writing and accurate spelling. Learners are taught to phonetically “sound out” words.

This course is for any learner who:

Without appropriate intervention, students suffering from these (sometimes apparently insignificant problems) will continue to make mistakes that have far-reaching consequences on their mental development and performance in later years.

“The greatest Gift,
is a passion for reading.”

Word Empowerment

The Word Empowerment Course is designed to teach a person to read with understanding.

Having a broad and rich vocabulary has a number of advantages, such as:

Improving language development, the ability to read with understanding, express oneself better in writing and improving overall communication skills.

Children are made readers,
in the laps of their parents.”

~ Emilie Buchwald ~

Reading Empowerment

The ability to read swiftly and with great understanding rests on two principles – building a good vocabulary and practice, practice, practice.

The Reading Empowerment Course is designed to develop a learners ability to comprehend and interpret information that he/she reads as well as the speed and accuracy with which he/she works through learning material.

“A home without books,
is a body without soul.”

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero  ~

Eagle Study and Memory Course

The Eagle Study and Memory Course is specifically aimed at learners from Grade 4 upwards as well as tertiary students and adults.

The techniques taught in this course aim to make individuals proficient in the art of studying. Why should anyone be satisfied with mediocre performance when the brain has unlimited potential to learn and store information?

The Eagle Study and Memory Course is a lifestyle tool which aims to eradicate bad habits and studying practices so that learners may become lifelong students and increase their awareness of their surroundings, the influences upon them and their limitless potential to achieve in and contribute to society.