Targeted Skills Training

for Dyslexia, ADHD, Memory and Reading For Children, Youth, and Adults



Learning Ability Platform(LAP)

Learning Ability Platform for Clinics

LAP For Educators

For Educators

LAP provides educators with an important program for relieving students of reading, attention, and memory learning challenges. The ideal resource for K-1 st beginning reading training or resolving learning differences for students with IEPs.
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LAP For Clinics/Schools

For Clinics

LAP is the ideal clinic tool for teaching reading and spelling by improving attention, memory and speed of processing for all ages. LAP provides for home-practice to support therapy sessions or for distance learning application.
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LAP For Parents

For Parents

LAP provides parents with the ideal program for improving their child or youth’s reading skill development. Specially sequenced exercises provide efficient and effective introduction of the key reading skills for academic success.
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LAP For Memory

Learn at your own Pace

LAP provides memory development programming for individuals with memory loss from aging, head-injury, stroke, cognitive fog, or dementia. The LAP for MEMORY program utilizes the LAP program plus special exercises for speech and language therapists, disability therapists, and care-givers to improve memory skills for adults.
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LAP For Dyslexia Relief

Reading Disabilities

LAP uses advanced research information to relieve the frustration and embarrassment caused by dyslexic reading symptoms. No more sounding-out words. No more relying on accommodations to engage in academics. Reading fluency, comprehension, and strong vocabulary skills are developed with the LAP.
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LAP For All Ages

Age Agnostic

LAP activities are effective for children, youth, and adults who would benefit from reading improvement: increased reading vocabulary, spelling accuracy, reading speed, and comprehension. LAP provides a bonus of increasing attention, memory and speed of processing through brain-intriguing exercises.
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Words of Wisdom from our Leaderships

It feels like we have been climbing this ladder for years to understand reading and the brain. Now we are treated to a good understanding of what happens in our brain for learning to read and learning in general. The LAP is designed to use that knowledge to activate the pathways in the brain to create effective, fluent readers and learners.

While LAP develops beginning reading skills, relieves dyslexic learning styles, and improves learning skills, it really improves memory, attention, fluency, speed of processing, and comprehension for success with all learners. This systematic, organized, delivery of target activation tasks for brain function, provides every learner with improved skills and performance in  learning. LAP is truly learning redefined.

-Dr. Joan Smith


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Register today to hear Dr. Joan Smith on ‘Activating Brain Pathways for Sound>Symbol Early Reading Success’ at 3:00- 4:00 PM on December 4, 2020.

Go to Learning Ally – Spotlight on Early Reading to join enjoy this important and informative conference.


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LAP is fun! I like the reading exercises (Level 3) and the “fill in the blanks” (Level 2).
- Kaden
Student at Path Finders
Dr. Smith is the author of “You Don’t Have to Be Dyslexic“ and “Learning Victories.“ During her forty years in research and program development, she has focused on clarifying the attributes which constitute learning challenges and building the skills to increase attribute function. Her present studies are focusing on the interaction of diet and brain function and she has completed her training as a nutritional/therapeutic chef. She has been successful in resolving learning issues concerning memory, attention and executive function skills. With this knowledge, Dr. Smith created the highly successful EDU-Therapeutics certification training program and materials.
Adam Smith
Joan M. Smith, Ed.D. is a licensed Educational Psychologist and Speech Pathologist in the state of California and a Diplomat, Board of Disability Analysts. She is the director for Learning Time, Inc. a non-profit California 501 (C)(3) corporation and has operated multiple Melvin-Smith Learning Centers and American Preparatory School in Sacramento until the corporate offices moved in 1995. She is presently concentrating on providing consultation, assessment, system development, and certification training.
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