John M. Talmadge, M.D.

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SMART Training for Teens

The Center for BrainHealth has created an exciting opportunity for Teens this summer – Teen SMART Camp!
Teen SMART Camp is a great chance for your children or grandchildren to boost their frontal lobe functioning and gain important strategies for learning.
For questions and registration, please contact Lindsay Gehan at Lindsay.Gehan@utdallas.edu or 972.883.3310

Over the last six years, BrainHealth researchers have trained more than 27,000 students in SMART through research grants. Results have shown significant changes in frontal lobe regions responsible for higher order thinking and problem solving after only 10 hours of training. SMART has shown substantial improvements in academic performance in those who have participated to date.
SMART is a series of seven cognitive strategies that can be applied to any learning context. As students’ progress through these steps, they learn to discard unsuccessful and superficial learning styles and to adopt a more robust, focused, and deeper-level strategic learning approach. Upon completion of the SMART training, students can apply the methodology to any subject and have been shown scientifically to do so over an extended period of time with success.
This summer’s teens will begin SMART Camp by receiving comprehensive strategy instruction, teaching them to use their brains more efficiently to improve learning. SMART campers employ their new strategies in a variety of fun learning activities involving academic content as well as personally-relevant materials such as their favorite song lyrics, television shows, magazine articles, or movies, emphasizing organizational and motivational skills. The training is designed to help the teens apply their newly learned strategies to everyday situations. Each camper works on an individual and a group project over the course of the camp to practice planning, goal setting and time management.
The brain is primed for higher order reasoning beginning in adolescence. As a result, this SMART program is offered for students who will enter the 7th through 12th grade in Fall 2015.
SMART Camp has a maximum enrollment of 20 students and are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. The full payment amount is due before the camp begins.
Schedule:
June 22-26th 2015 – The day will start promptly at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm.
SMART Camp takes place over one week at the Center for BrainHealth.
Please contact Lindsay Gehan at Lindsay.Gehan@utdallas.edu or 972-883-3310 for more information