Adult Speed Reading Course
o Current reading rate evaluation
o Reading and the amazing human brain and eye
o Why people read slow and ineffective
• Speed Reading
o The methodology behind speed reading
o Changing the pattern of reading
o Continuous application of speed reading on leisure and technical material throughout the programme
• Active versus Passive reading
o Understand the seven reading techniques and know when and how to use them
o Application of Skimming as a pre-reading technique
o Application of Scanning as a searching technique
o Application of Critical reading to build memory
o Application of Mind Maps® in a work- and study context
• Application of reading strategies to be more effective in:
o Day-to-day work-related reading
o Research reading
o Computer screen reading
• Improving memory and concentration
o The brain and memory
o Understanding the process of building memory (short- and long term memory)
o Practical guidelines and techniques on improving concentration and memory
o The use of neuro-integration (Brain Gym®) to increase concentration.
• Profiles used
o Neethling Brain Profile®: Everyone has thinking- and learning preference that determine
how you approach your environment and reading material.
o Perceptual Learning Style analysis: Auditory, Visual, Tactile and Kinesthetic learning.
o Modalities: The influence of the dominant senses on reading, learning and development.