Program Objectives and Outcome Benefits
Through BTA Evidence-Based Practice

bigstock-Teacher-And-Student-At-Compute-3917401The Bridge To Achievement, ® a catalyst for students' high academic achievement potential.  The BTA ® is designed to supplement and boost existing reading and mathematics curriculums by developing visual and listening flexible, working memory to form conceptualization for achieving Executive Function critical thinking capability.


Rationale for Implementing BTA Training:

Information processing skills may be prescriptively assessed by a qualified measurement professional using standardized test pre- and post-test assessments such as subtests of the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude, Test of Cognitive Skills, and the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery.

  • Cognitive skills may be enhanced through specific tested training processes applying inter-sensory integration.
  • School instructional content is not designed to develop information processing skills.
  • Traditional remedial instruction is not designed to develop information processing skills.
  • Most people have some weaknesses in their cognitive information processing skills, and may not be aware of these weaknesses.
  • The Bridge To Achievement (BTA)® training is designed to develop information processing skills and memory.
  • Less able students learn to process information more accurately, and obtain further academic benefits by repeating the BTA ® training.


The BTA ® Program Benefits: 

    • Improve reading skills without additional, time-consuming, remedial reading and math instruction
    • Improve numerical precision and mental calculating ability
    • Improve listening skills
    • Improve accuracy of short-term visual memory
    • Improve ability to follow oral instructions with multi-variables
    • Improve ability for accuracy for detail in written work
    • Improve visual pattern recognition and visual closure
    • Improve visualization skills
    • Improve short-term verbal memory for details
    • Improve identification of spoken word endings
    • Improve sense of directionality (and handwriting often improves)
    • Improve ability to translate from verbal to visual memory representation
    • Increase ability to remember information through interruptions
    • Increase student's overall ability


    Student Perspective: 

    The Student:

    • Feels more successful, has higher self-esteem, and likes going to school
    • Able to learn more in less time, with more independence
    • Able to complete assignments quickly
    • Able to learn more in a traditional classroom
    • Develops improved confidence and self esteem
    • Able to become more successful in college
    • Performs better on tests of subject matter knowledge
    • Able to focus and work through interruptions and distractions
    • Remembers and applies strategies for processing and organizing information


    Parental Perspective: 

    • Homework is completed with less urging and assistance
    • Student's grades improve; Visible results using nationally standardized achievement tests
    • The classroom teacher receives more respect and credit
    • Student attitudes toward school improve
    • Less worry that student is falling behind college or technical school entrance requirements
    • Less concern that student is not in step with technological demands


    School Perspective: 

    • Visible results using nationally standardized tests
    • Students become more resourceful and independent
    • Students become more successful and optimistic about education
    • Fewer discipline problems
    • Reduction in the student drop-out rate
    • Reduce student reading impairments
    • Reduce student learning disabilities, ADHD
    • Reduce remedial instruction requirements
    • Simplify student scheduling
    • Increase success with main-lining the special needs students into differential instruction
    • Allow more education resources to be directed to the most needy students
    • Make the job of classroom teachers more manageable and less stressful
    • Improve overall Nationally Standardized Achievement Test results
    • Raise overall student ACT and SAT scores
    • Raise the school ranking at the district, state and national levels
    • Student/Cost Analysis: Increase the educational return (student learning) on investment (dollars spent on students)
    • Increase parental satisfaction with school and student performance
    • More scholarships, grants and other student aid received by graduates
    • Increase completion rate of post-secondary education
    • Reduce requirement for college-level remedial courses
    • Increase competitiveness of the school

    Jan Kuyper Erland, Intervention Consultant
    Mem-ExSpan, Inc.
    The Bridge To Achievement ®



Evidenced-Based instruction for high academic achievement