P.E.P. works through the visual and motor systems to establish efficient functioning and to improve pre-planning, planning, and execution of higher level thinking skills.
Motor function, emotional development, and language interweave to form perception. Sometimes, however, during the critical stages of development, an individual will withdraw in response to trauma or illness and miss out on essential developmental opportunities. Although people often invent skills to compensate for developmental gaps, these compensations become inadequate and fail as academic challenges increase in complexity.
P.E.P helps to fill these gaps, supporting the development of individual potential. It expands self-confidence, curiosity and interest in grasping many intellectual challenges. It also increases openness to resolving social and emotional conflicts, and strengthens self-esteem.
The P.E.P. Process
P.E.P. therapy typicallys begins with a pretest to determine appropriateness of the therapy. If developmental gaps are evident, P.E.P. therapy begins. Each session includes manipulatives or paperwork for cognitive or perceptual practice from eight skill areas. Every lesson is concluded with a fun, related activity to enhance assimilation of the newly acquired skill. Upon completion of the program, a post-test is given and the results are compared to the pretest. If additional work is needed, based on the post-test results, another level of P.E.P. is available.