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WHAT IS THE PERCEPTUAL ENRICHEMENT PROGRAM ?  
   
  On the following pages we would like to introduce you to pep more specifically. If you still have questions afterwards, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is the Perceptual Enrichment Program?

The Perceptual Enrichment Program (PEP) is one-to-one, non-academic, and short-term. The program uses developmentally sequenced perceptual tasks to train the individual in early developmental concepts. PEP facilitates the coordination of the brain hemispheres, enabling abstract and creative problem solving in the frontal cortex.

How Does Play Relate to Learning?

When children play, they manipulate objects in their activity. The outer control of objects develops inner feelings of control. Initial play behavior in early developmental stages becomes internalized mental play.

The deprivation of inner sense learning during the early developmental years (due to trauma or illness) distorts the ability to think and solve problems throughout life. It also limits cherished character skills, such as, respect, kindness, generosity, honesty, and fairness.

When children have not yet fully mastered all the necessary developmental stages, problems arise in applying increasingly complex concepts to an immature perceptual base. Although techniques may be used to compensate for developmental gaps, these compensations become inadequate as academic challenges increase in complexity.

What Does PEP Achieve?

The Perceptual Enrichment Program retraces the early developmental process, supporting the growth of individual potential. It enables the individual to relate objectively and recognize alternatives.

PEP combines readily with other ongoing therapies and educational activities. It enhances the assimilation of related skills such as: gross and fine motor planning, self-esteem, problem solving skills, time management and creativity.

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