The Cognitive Enhancement Center of Bucks County

is dedicated to discerning why a student struggles to learn despite an average IQ and quality instruction. Additionally, we are committed to understanding and appreciating multi-faceted intelligence and ensuring success for kids who are falling behind!

The key to remedy learning failure is to know why the failure is occurring and to have a systematic treatment for eliminating the cause.

There are three steps to remedy learning disabilities:

1Assessment


2Diagnosis


3Treatment



CEC offers all three using the Structure of Intellect (SOI) model as the core of our program.

  • SOI tests provide the assessment of learning abilities.
  • SOI analysis programs provide diagnosis of the problem.
  • SOI Training Modules provide a means of treating the problem.

What Is The Structure Of Intellect?

The Structure of Intellect is a theory of human intelligence that was developed from 1945 to 1965 by Dr. J. P. Guilford and his colleagues at the University of Southern California.


SOI applies the Structure of Intellect to learning — general education, reading instruction, remedial education, gifted education, and career counseling. SOI is applicable to all of these diverse areas because it identifies how human intelligence and its development (or lack of development) are related to demands of learning There are three principal components in any learning situation — the instructional material, the instructor, and the learner. Most learning failures occur because the learner is not prepared to learn — i.e., the student does not meet the expectations of the instructional material and the instructor. Some of these expectations are obvious, but most are very subtle. The task of learning remediation is to determine which expectations are not being met, and then provide a program that will develop them.

The SOI Model for Learning focuses on the learner. It identifies those abilities, skills, and competencies that are expected of the student in most learning situations. It then provides the means of assessment to determine whether a given student meets these expectations. If the assessments reveal weaknesses, the program provides the means for overcoming these impediments by developing the abilities, skills, or competencies that are expected.