The MC2 program has consistently helped struggling students become more confident, competent, and successful within 5-8 months. Students develop and improve inhibition, divided attention, and visualization skills that are necessary for social, academic, and vocational success, and self-esteem.
Neurological pathways are stimulated by engaging in specific motor activities. These activities are similar to some occupational and physical therapy concepts that are used to create new pathways that bypass damaged brain circuitry in treating individuals suffering from brain injury. Cognitive exercises are then simultaneously performed once the motor skills are learned and consolidated.
It is the blend of cognitive and motor exercises that is the key to developing improved regional brain processes involved in academics, attention, inhibition, and problem solving. Sitting at a computer doing ‘brain exercises’ does not yield the same results as MC2, because the computer does not incorporate motor systems that facilitate cognitive functioning. Pre and post testing is used to overtly show parents and caretakers the improvements made over the course of the MC2 process.